debater
debater

ENTP-Personality-Type-The-Debater

Personality psychology is the branch of psychology devoted to personality.  Personality psychology professes that an individual’s personality develops early in life and continues to develop throughout their lifespan.  Several theories of personality…


itsp
itsp

All About the ISTP Personality Type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a personality test based on the work of Carl Jung.  The indicator uses four factors to outline sixteen personality types.  These four factors measure the focus of…


melancholy
melancholy

The Benefits of a Melancholic Temperament

“Melancholy can’t be disappointed and sometimes will be happily surprised.” Whoever said that knew a wonderful insight: Mindsets matter. Some people are addicted to melancholy aka negativity or depression. They seem to…


motivational interviewing
motivational interviewing

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Has there ever been something that you desperately wanted to do, but had trouble actually following through and doing it?  A great example of this occurs at the beginning of every year. …


echoic memory
echoic memory

What Is Echoic Memory?

We all have memories impacted by our senses. We see a sign and it reminds us of where we are going or we smell warm cookies that remind us of going to…


pessimist
pessimist

Pessimism– How to work to change it

You probably know pessimistic people and you might even be one yourself. Let’s skip past the consequences of choosing a pessimistic attitude that you probably know all about: Attracting toxic friends and…


shadow psychology
shadow psychology

What is “Shadow Psychology”?

Carl Jung was one of the most famous psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and founders of psychology as we know it today. He developed theories about why we think and feel the way we do…


cry angry
cry angry

Why Do I Cry When I Get Angry?

While people generally experience the same emotions, the way they express them can be rapidly different from person to person. Some may have more muted reactions to their emotions, while others may…


parsimony
parsimony

What is Triangulation Psychology?

Triangulation is a tactic used to manipulate an interaction between two people who are not communicating directly with each other.  It is problematic because a third person becomes involved in a situation…


social
social

Is Social Learning Theory Good News?

Social media and technology have transformed the landscape of this generation.  Children are growing up in the age of computers, cell phones, and social media.  Long gone are the days where kids…


intelligence
intelligence

What Is the Gardner Multiple Intelligence Test?

The Gardner Multiple Intelligence Test (GMIT) was developed from a theory by psychologist Howard Gardner. Essentially, Gardner’s theory found that intelligence is made of multiple areas and can be measured in more…


cognitive dissonance
cognitive dissonance

Why We All Have Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is the uncomfortable internal feelings a person experiences when they have two contradicting beliefs. One belief might have been something they have felt for a long time. The contradicting idea…


nature nurture
nature nurture

Nature vs Nurture in 21st century

The nature versus nurture debate has arguably been one of the hottest and longest running contests in science, spanning from approximately the 13th century to present time.  For thousands of years, philosophers,…


empathy sympathy
empathy sympathy

The Difference between Empathy & Sympathy

Empathy and sympathy or often used as if they are interchangeable. In reality, they mean very different things. While some might read the slight differences in the definitions as just semantics, there…


ACT
ACT

How Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Works

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) utilizes behavioral changes and pairs them with acceptance and mindfulness strategies. Mindfulness is a practice where individuals have the ability to know and understand what they are…


type A
type A

What Is a Type A Personality and Am I?

Nearly everyone has heard the term “Type A” and most possess knowledge that it refers to a set of personality traits.  However, most people are unaware that the classification was actually discovered…


catharsis
catharsis

What is Catharsis Psychology?

The Greek term katharsis means “purification” or “cleansing.”  Catharsis in Psychology is often referred to as a release of emotion, leading to powerful healing, recovery, or enlightenment. It is understood that in…


sanguine temperament
sanguine temperament

What is Sanguine Temperament?

Many theories about personality and general psychology come from theories developed long ago that still hold true today. Theorists like Freud and Jung often are credited for a lot of the ways…


trauma therapy
trauma therapy

How Does Trauma Therapy Work

A traumatic event has two important components to it.  The first being the trauma itself and the second being one’s reaction to it.  Trauma can be defined as any type of situation…


what personality
what personality

What Is an ENFJ Personality Type?

The ENFJ type from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is labeled as “The Protagonist.” They tend to be full of confidence and willing to lead people. They are captivating and genuine making…


who
who

Are You an ISFJ Personality Type?

The ISFJ type from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is labeled as “The Defender.” Although they are very analytical, they also have close relationships with people. They care deeply about the happiness…


blood type
blood type

Does Your Blood Type Affect Your Personality?

Personality is believed to be influenced by various factors, including genetic, environmental, situational, and cultural aspects.  A specific branch of psychology, personality psychology, is devoted to the study of personality, traits, and…


generation x
generation x

Who are You Generation X?

Generation X includes individuals born around the early to mid 1960s to the early 1980s. These individuals were teenagers and young adults in the 1980s and 1990s. They are currently in their…


proximity psychology
proximity psychology

What Is Proximity Psychology?

The idea of proximity psychology is the tendency to develop close relationships with those who are geographically near us. Relationships take time to build. We are going to have better and easier…


mental health goals
mental health goals

6 Mental Health Goals for 2019

The beginning of the new year can feel like a motivating and inspirational time; January 1st often marks a clean slate on the calendar where people re-focus on goals or dreams they…


live life
live life

Live Your Life

DO YOU. There has been recent attention drawn to this expression, reflecting the message to be yourself.  Being you and doing you starts with knowing yourself. In one of his last appearances,…


selective memory
selective memory

What Is Selective Memory?

Simply put, selective memory is a person’s ability to remember certain information and not remember other information. It can be the punch line of many jokes like when a spouse gets upset…