identity

Is it Possible to Change Your Personality?

We’ve all probably wanted to change certain parts of our personality at some point. There are many reasons for that, but the main one is that there’s something about the way we interact with the world that we don’t like about…

Identity and the Ship of Theseus

We tend to think that our identity is unique, that we’re born with it and it always remains the same. However, in reality, our identity is more fragile than that. The ship of Theseus paradox is a great example to…

Symbolic Interactionism: Giving Meaning to Communication

Symbolic interactionism is a theory that emerged in sociology that has extended to other fields such as anthropology and social psychology. This theory analyzes interactions and their meanings. Thus, it seeks to understand the processes by which people become members of societies.…

All About Gender Dysphoria

People with gender dysphoria feel very out of place. They don’t identify with the sex they were assigned at birth and instead identify with the opposite sex. This may make them feel a lot of discomfort or distress. Consequently, their…

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…

How Do Teens Form Their Identity?

Adolescence is the period from the beginning of puberty (13 or 14 years old) to age 18. People usually think of it as a difficult stage, but many people go through adolescence without any problems. Still, it’s important to keep…

Starting Today, I Will Give Myself a Chance

I’m tired of being the last person I take care of. It’s exhausting being there for everyone else, but never for myself. I’m always afraid I’m bothering people if I tell them something they don’t want to hear. But enough:…

Leadership as Social Identity

What does it mean to be a leader? One of the questions social psychology wants an answer to is why people follow them. In the classic study of leadership, people look for characteristics that leaders have in common. But there’s too…

The Birth of the Ego

We can explain the birth of the ego through the process of maturation and learning. It happens through the acquisition of our sensory and motor skills. The birth and development of our ego is noteworthy because it is the center…

That Voice in Your Head… Is Your Ego

That voice in your head that guides you and responds when you ask who you are… is called your ego. But, do you know what it really is? Your ego is the product of the emotions, thoughts and memories you’ve accumulated…

Hyper-Empathy Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing

It’s like people with hyper-empathy syndrome have long antennas that pick up on every emotion vibrating around them. But they end up losing themselves in other people’s needs and poisoning themselves with too much compassion, even feeling guilty for the…