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New study finds strength of imagination not associated with creative ability or achievement

Imagination is sometimes claimed to be a uniquely human ability, and it has long intrigued psychologists. "Nevertheless, our understanding of the benefits and risks that individual differences in imagination hold for psychological outcomes is currently limited," note two researchers who have created a new psychometric test – the Imaginative Behaviour Engagement Scale (IBES) – for measuring how much imagination a person has, and then used it to investigate whether, as some earlier work hinted, ha...
Tags: Psychology, Success, Neuroscience, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Ucl, Scott, BPS Research Digest, University of York, British Journal of Psychology, Sophie von Stumm, Von Stumm, Stumm, Cognitive Science, Hannah Scott


The Major Personality Trait Linked To Depression Risk

Among the major personality traits, it shows the strongest link to depression. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Flashback of Child Sexual Abuse

I am 20 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with severe depression. For some time now, I have also been having trouble with anxiety (panic attacks), self-harm, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts. Recently, when my doctor asked me about a specific event that may have caused my mental health issues, I didn’t know what to answer. However, later that day I had a flashback – one specific scene about me as a child lying on the ground, frozen, and a guy from my school, naked, forcing himself ...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Sex, Germany, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Violence, Flashback


The 10 Masks We Wear

Rarely does a person emerge from childhood completely unscathed. Most of us learn to protect ourselves with defense mechanisms and personality traits that ensure our safety in the world. By adopting certain behavioral patterns, we unconsciously or consciously seek security and stability. We wear different kinds of masks to keep us from getting too hurt. However, in doing so, we close ourselves off from authentic relationships and stay stuck in the scabs of our childhood wounds. By identifying ou...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Validation, Vulnerability, Self-help, Personality, Intimacy, Perfectionism, Approval, Imposter Syndrome, Self Image


Don’t Like Sleeping

A lot of people like to sleep, I don’t like to sleep, its not that when I am tired I cant sleep, its just that I don’t want to sleep. I would rather do things like watch youtube, play games, or just relax and read. So I guess I am asking is why do I just not like to sleep. When I was younger I couldn’t wait to get to bed and sleep and now I just want to do anything but sleep. Is that strange? Is there something wrong with me? This isn’t a recent development either. For the past 3 years, I’ve bee...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Anxiety, Personality, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Hyposomnia


2 Personality Traits That Indicate High IQ

These qualities are not usually associated with intelligence. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Why radicals can't recognize when they're wrong

Not only does everyone have personal experience with how difficult it can be to change people's minds, but there's also empirical research showing why this is the case.A new study in Current Biology explains why some people seem to be constitutionally incapable of admitting they're wrong.The study shows the underlying mechanism behind being bull-headed, and there may be some ways to get better at recognizing when you're wrong. None If you find yourself in an argument about politics, climate chan...
Tags: Psychology, Meditation, Mindfulness, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Mind, Feature of Holding Radical Beliefs, Max Rollwage


My Mother Is Too Attached to Me and I Don’t Know How to Leave

My mother has always been very controlling so when it came to graduating high school, I was very excited to be going off to college. However, my mother, who insists that she “would rather die than live without” me, continuously threw temper tantrums and complained to every family member possible until I caved and went to a university close to home. For the past 3 1/2 years, I have been commuting back and forth. I felt like I have missed so much of the college experience and have such little free...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Emotional Abuse, Autonomy, Manipulation, Mother, Controlling Behavior, Dependence


This Authentic Personality Trait Reduces Depression

The trait is linked to feeling pure and in touch with yourself. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Personality, Jeremy Dean


These 2 Personality Types Are The Most Compatible

People prefer a certain personality type in a romantic partner, study demonstrates. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Personality, Jeremy Dean


I Am Unsure What Kind of Relationship I Should Have with My Parents

I grew up in a upper middle class family. I was given most things I wanted and all the essential things a child would need. I have a brother who is 25, he has borderline personality disorder. He acted out as a child/teenager, was constantly arguing with my parents and soaked up much of my parents attention. I was given attention in a different way, but rejected any emotionally connection because I saw emotions as negative because my brother/parents were arguing because of my brothers intense emo...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Marriage, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Parenting & Children, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Schizophrenia, Engagement, In-laws, Group Therapy, Parental Disapproval


This Personality Type Has The Happiest Life

This personality type is better at remembering the good times. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Self-Harm Ideation as a Punishing Response to Social Events

Are random thoughts/ideation of self-harm (metal blocks smashing my head, stabbing myself,wanting to punch my face) as an automatic response to shame particularly from social interactions (“omg, I can’believe I said that” or “why didn’I say this”) a standard symptom? If people knew what misery went through my head after a Christmas party . . . Google searches aren’t showing anything as a shame response. (note: I am not suicidal. I have smacked myself a couple times but never actually harmed myse...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Intrusive Thoughts, Self Harm, Social Anxiety, OCD, Embarrassment, Self Injury, self harm Ideation


There’s Another Area Of Psychology Where Most Of The Results Do Replicate – Personality Research

By Christian Jarrett. Of 78 previously published trait-outcome associations, around 87 per cent successfully replicated.
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Christian Jarrett, Replications


Disillusionment with Society, Lack of Interest or Motivation to Contribute

I find myself increasingly disillusioned with society and with my peers. In my classes, I feel like there is a lack of focus on important issues and my attempts to provoke conversations on current affairs in the world and how they should be dealt with, specifically in terms of race, domestic policy, and global issues. I feel as if moving on to higher education will not be worth it. I feel if I were to apply myself to some field and envelop myself in my work that it would allow free-loaders to su...
Tags: Psychology, General, Judgment, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Personality, Myanmar, Making Friends, Rohingya Muslim, Disillusionment, Society Lack of Interest


I Need to Learn How to Work with My Daughter Better

I need to work more closely with my 25 years daughter with Down Syndrome on how to live based on discipline. Her name is Sanaz. She grows up with my old mother which we all learned how to serve and take care of my daughter. We had a renovation at our apartment and I am planning to start fresh and help my daughter to be more independent. She needs to learn the routine for her first needs in life. On the other hand, I never learned how to be disciplined and have a hard time to adjust my approach. ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Parenting, Personality, Parenting & Children, Special Needs, Young Adulthood, Sanaz


Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity

 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Wales, Depression, Afghanistan, Personality, David, Hawaii, Addiction, Recovery, Vincent, Wayne Dyer, Gabe Howard, Wayne, Vince


Study Compares Trump’s Personality With Other Populist Leaders And Finds He Is An “Outlier Among The Outliers”

By Christian Jarrett. Even when compared against other populist leaders, Trump came out as having the lowest scores of all on agreeableness, conscientiousness and emotional stability, and the highest scores for narcissism and Machiavellianism.
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Political, Trump


The Personality Trait Linked To Loneliness

Feeling lonely is a part of some people's genetic makeup. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Loneliness, Jeremy Dean


Self-Esteem Issue

My family has ethnic minority ancestry. Since I was a child, I have many family members who talk against their own ethnicity. They constantly say horrible things like people of this ethnicity are “ugly & lazy & evil” They say that they are ashamed to be of this ethnicity, and they don’t associate with others of the same ethnicity. Family members did not approve of me joining a social group for people of this ethnicity, or even taking an ethnic history class. All of this has greatly lowered my se...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Identity, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Ethnicity, Self Esteem, Ancestry


Do Personality Tests Really Mean Anything? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Are you an Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging personality (INFJ)? Maybe you’re an ENTJ or INTP? Don’t know what I’m talking about? You obviously haven’t checked your Myers Briggs personality type. We love a label in our society. It’s so much easier to identify where we belong, whom we belong with and why when we all have tidy labels to our names. Whether it’s the vagueness of your horoscope, the procrastinating fun of the  What Hogwarts House are you?  quiz , or the slightly more credib...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Students, Workplace, US, Communication, Personality, Johnson, New Yorker, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Carl Jung, MBTI, Jung, Myers Briggs


The Personality Trait That Indicates High IQ

This character trait is linked to a high IQ. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Personality, Jeremy Dean


Digital Self: A Third Type of Self-Representation

The sense of mind and self is created by multiple social interactions with many others; particularly from those in our early psychosocial environment. These intimate interactions result in the construction of our personality. Personality becomes, in time, the consistent features of who we are in regards to our thoughts, feelings, and actions (which I refer to as mind , mood , and motor ). Around age 3, personality emerges. It is dynamically formed by multiple inputs from others, become...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, General, Media, Relationships, Boston, New York City, Communication, Personality, Brain And Behavior, SIEGEL, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, Ferrante


There Are Some Important Differences In What Lay People And Psychologists Think The Main Personality Traits Mean

By Christian Jarrett. The findings could help with the future development of personality questionnaires.
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Christian Jarrett


This giant cognitive bias codex will transform your understanding of yourself

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making.The codex groups the biases based on 4 major "problems".The sheer amount of biases teaches us "humility," says one of the Codex's creators. None Perhaps aside from mythical spiritual figures, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding on ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Time, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Ikea, Emotions, Mind, Self, Benson, Murphy, Occam


200 cognitive biases rule our everyday thinking

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making. The sheer amount of biases should teach us humility.And we should recognize the essential role they play in life, as well. None Aside from mythical spiritual figures and biblical kings, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding how to...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Intel, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Business Insider, Self, Benson, Baumann, Julia Galef


Anxiety Over the Past

So over a year ago I decided to “experiment” with a psychedelic substance. At the time I used it to help with depression and for some time it did, but I’ve developed now from something else, Anxiety. Since I got Generalised Anxiety Disorder I’ve been looking back at the time I “experimented” and I feel bad for it. Like I did something wrong. I even told my mother to help lift that burden and she forgave me, but I can’t forgive myself. I worry about it and I worry that my mom still thinks about i...
Tags: Psychology, General, Paranoia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Psychedelics, Kristin Neff


Anxiety About Therapy

About 5 years ago, I started seeing a therapist weekly to do CBT for my lifelong anxiety. However, my anxiety quickly latched onto the therapy itself. I found myself worrying constantly about what the therapist thought of me and whether I was doing therapy wrong. Going to sessions became a major anxiety-inducing experience, and everything the therapist said felt like criticism. I eventually worked up the courage to talk to the therapist about the issue. She said she understood. We discussed it s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Medication related questions, Personality, Phobia, CBT


The Personality Trait Linked To Weight Loss

People with this trait find it easier to lose weight. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Weight Loss, Personality, Jeremy Dean


My Boyfriend’s Friend Disrespected Me

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 4 years and have been living together for a little over 3 years. About a year ago his friend stayed over at our house while we were out on vacation, I’ve never met his friend before and only said yes because he said his friend was trustworthy. His friend ended up bringing over a female coworker and not letting us know but I found an eyeliner so I was upset and asked my boyfriend to talk to him since he didn’t want me to talk to his friend myself. ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Dating, Disrespect, Grudge, Misunderstanding, Disagreement



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