Personality Psychology

In this section, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the most relevant theories about personality psychology. You’ll find out about psychoanalysis, humanism, and cognitivism so as to better understand other people and yourself.

Despair Dissipates with Age

The passage of time leaves a profound mark on all of us. Getting older every year seems to make people sad. A recent study analyzed how four dimensions of personality evolve over time and how, for many people, things actually…

The Psychology of Superstition

Superstition has always been a part of our lives. In fact, every single culture has its own superstitious customs. For example, in some areas of Russia, breaking a dish is a good omen. It’s as if each superstition had some…

The Economic Model of Psychoanalysis

Throughout the years, many people have studied personality, a variable which greatly influences behavior. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, approached it from different perspectives. In this article, we’ll be talking about one of them: the economic model of psychoanalysis.…

Eating Disorders and Personality

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association states that “feeding and eating disorders are characterized by a persistent disturbance of eating or eating-related behavior that results in the altered consumption or absorption of…

Narcissism in a Relationship

Contrary to what you might think, narcissists can fall in love just like everyone else. However, when there’s narcissism in a relationship, the anxiety and fear can be palpable. That’s because their love is like a lasso that gets tighter…

How to Reach a Psychological Balance

To maintain the psychological balance you need, you have to analyze your responses to external conditions and learn to keep your impulses and instincts at bay. When someone’s psychologically unbalanced, they become too sensitive to external conditions and have exaggerated…

Seven Traits of Megalomaniacs

Do you know a person who’s convinced that everything they say or think is grandiose? This person is probably a megalomaniac. Usually, megalomaniacs belittle others because they feel superior. But apart from their huge ego, how do you truly identify…

People Who Break Promises

Some people break promises time and again. They chip away at your trust, little by little, and leave you nothing but empty words and disappointments. People like this can be toxic because actions speak louder than words. Relationships are built on…

Type D Personality and How It Influences Us

Today we’re going to discuss Type D personality. But first, let’s say that throughout history, many people have attempted to categorize personality types and disorders. Further, there are many old antecedents. Hippocrates’ Four Temperament theory is an example of this.…