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Hidden Causes of Laziness You Should Know

Is laziness a personality trait, or are there other reasons behind it? Many people don’t know that depression, fear, or stress are some of the hidden causes of laziness. It can even be a symptom of the pressure created by our…

Susto: When the Spirit Leaves the Body

If we ask someone what susto is, they’ll most likely say that it’s a startled response, similar to shock.  Thus, when something scares us, it can shock us, causing us to jump out of fear. We’re talking about a sensation born…

Trypophobia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Trypophobia is an extreme fear or feeling of repulsion toward any pattern of geometric figures that are very close to each other. These figures can be small holes, rectangles, or convex circles. In fact, the word trypophobia literally means “fear…

Why We Can’t Stand Loneliness Sometimes

How we deal with loneliness says a lot about us. Being aware of our moods, thoughts, desires or needs – and stopping to reflect on them – allows us to find psychological stability even in times of conflict. This introspection…

Emotional Anguish: The Paralyzing Overwhelming Fear

Emotional anguish is like a whirlpool that traps everything. It imprisons us from within and fills us with fear, anxiety, restlessness, and even overwhelming sadness. It’s a kaleidoscope of negative, crippling emotions. Byung-Chui Han, a well-known South Korean philosopher and…

The Fears that Make Us Invisible

In our childhood, we used to live virtually without fears, shame or worries. We trusted in ourselves and in our abilities. That’s why we shone. However, as we grew into adulthood, our self-confidence started to wane. To the point of us…

Positive Statements About Anger

It’s important to always have some positive statements about anger on hand to remind us of all the damage this emotion can cause. This doesn’t mean we should never get angry, because that’s impossible. However, it is possible to not let…

Emotional Uncertainty – When Angst Takes Over

Angst is a paralyzing emotional state. When you feel angst, you feel anxious, scared, and threatened for no specific reason. You have a sense of existential emptiness, you feel a weight on your shoulders that makes it hard to breathe. This…

The Fear that Hides behind Untidiness

There are a whole set of fears that hide behind the clutter. Neglecting tidiness is much more than a lack of time or negligence. Our surroundings are actually a projection of our inner world. If this is true then our untidiness communicates…

Ergophobia: Fear of Work

There are hundreds of phobias, some better-known than others. One of these many phobias is called ergophobia. Ergophobia is a specific phobia. It is characterized by an irrational and excessive fear of work. 

11 Psychological Horror Movies

Most of us seem to like being afraid, as long as it’s a controlled situation. We like it as long as there’s no actual danger, and it’s more of an adrenaline rush than actual terror. Horror movies a great way…

When Fear Masquerades as Laziness

I’m sure that at some point in your life you’ve felt so lazy that you just couldn’t be bothered to meet up with your friends or go to a class that you had signed up for so enthusiastically. A part…

To Make my Own Joy, I Must Dig my Own Well

There are people for whom it’s really difficult to feel good. Feeling good for them is almost like an allergy or phobia created and sustained by mechanisms that are rarely conscious. They are strangers to the feeling, from which they want…