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.

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…

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…