Psychology

Destructive Pride in Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental condition characterized by many symptoms such as impulsiveness, emotional instability, low self-esteem, and feelings of emptiness. But others, such as destructive pride, aren’t considered clinical symptoms even though they’re very common. People with…

Neighbor Harassment Can Do Serious Damage

The concept of “harassment” is relatively common in our daily lives. For example, we all know that many kids in school suffer from bullying at some point. It can even happen within the home. Then there’s the concept of “mobbing“,…

What’s Paranoia and Why Is it Harmful?

What’s paranoia exactly? Before we answer that, it’s worth mentioning that psychoanalysts and psychiatrists have slightly different responses. The concept first started in psychiatry and people first believed it was just a form of insanity. As time went on, the…

The ABCs of Psychological Trauma

Psychological trauma is one of those things that everyone talks about but no one really understands. You can’t classify every negative experience as traumatic, and not all traumas form consciously. A lot of people don’t even know that they’re traumatized,…

Why People Like Sad Music

Have you ever wondered why people like sad music so much? There’s something magnetic and attractive about songs such as “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton or “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. These songs make you get in touch with your…

Carl Jung: Psychology and Alchemy

The book Psychology and Alchemy by Carl Jung left behind a legacy that’s as fascinating as it is controversial. For this Swiss psychiatrist, one of the purposes of every human being is to become free and to nurture their individuality.…