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.

Are Narcissists Born or Made?

Are narcissists born or made? This is a question many people ask themselves, given the impact that narcissists have on society. Technically, psychologists estimate that only about 1 percent of the population is affected by narcissistic personality disorder. An air…

White Knight Syndrome and Saviors

A person with white knight syndrome has a compulsive need to save and help people and try to solve their problems. There’s a history of abandonment, trauma, and unrequited affections behind their behavior. Hence, they have a high ability to…

Gifted Adults: What Are They Like?

Many gifted people aren’t aware of their abilities. Their childhoods are usually quite atypical so it’s common for them to reach maturity feeling excluded and thinking that their reality isn’t stimulating or exciting. But giftedness doesn’t equal success. In fact,…

The Szondi Test

One of the most curious projective tests in the history of psychology is, without a doubt, the Szondi test. Also known as the “fate analysis test”, it was designed in 1935 to try to get information about an individual’s personality and…

Curious People Are Powerful People

Curious people are powerful people. Paraphrasing Albert Einstein: you need passion and curiosity, not talent, to stand out. Powerful people are endowed with attentiveness and inner strength. What sets these people apart from the rest is they’re always interested in…

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…