Why hitting rock bottom can be good for you

Hitting rock bottom is one of the most unpleasant experiences in life. When you’re at the lowest point in your life, you get bombarded by all sorts of unpleasant emotions- fear, insecurity, doubt, frustration, hopelessness, and depression. Common reasons people hit rock bottom are: Losing a job/business Failing in school/college Going through a breakup/divorce Losing …

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Sadism test (Only 9 Questions)

A sadist is someone who derives pleasure from the pain of others. Sadistic personalities tend to be aggressive toward others. They enjoy causing pain to others and humiliating them. While sadism is similar to psychopathy (lacking empathy) and sociopathy (being antisocial), the key differentiating for sadism is that sadistic acts are purely committed for pleasure. …

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7 Functions of nonverbal communication

Nonverbal communication includes all aspects of communication minus the words. Whenever you’re not using words, you’re communicating nonverbally. Nonverbal communication is of two types: 1. Vocal Also called paralanguage, the vocal part of nonverbal communication includes the conversational aspects of communication minus the actual words, such as:  Voice pitch Voice tone  Volume Talking speed  Pauses …

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Why rebound relationships fail (Or do they?)

A rebound relationship is a relationship that a person enters into soon after the end of a serious, prior relationship. The word ‘rebound’ conjures up scenes of an object (such as a rubber ball) bouncing off quickly from wall to wall. Similarly, a person who enters a rebound relationship- the rebounder- gives the impression that …

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Process vs. content: Why it matters

There’s a process vs. content distinction in almost everything we do. Keeping in mind the difference between process and content can help you become more effective in everything you do. Content is simply the ‘what’ of things, and process is the ‘how’ of things. It’s often easier to come up with a ‘what’ than it …

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Emotional abuse test (For any relationship)

Abuse in relationships can be physical or emotional. While physical abuse is obvious and needs no test, emotional abuse can sometimes leave the victim confused: “Am I being emotionally abused or not?” Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse can easily hide under the shadows of things like ‘It was my fault’ or ‘Their anger was justified’. …

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Pathological liar test (Self-test)

Pathological lying, also called pseudologia fantastica or mythomania, is a condition in which a person lies excessively and uncontrollably with no apparent motive. The lies are exaggerated, complicated, and detailed. It seems that the pathological liar is lying for the sake of lying out of habit. While pathological liars may seem to be lying for …

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How to be more mature: 25 Effective ways

Have you ever been told any of the following? “Don’t be such a child.”“You’re such a baby.”“What are you, 8?”“Please grow up!” If you’ve been on the receiving end of these phrases often, chances are, you’ve been displaying immature behaviors. No adult likes to be seen as immature. In this article, we’ll break down the …

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