14 Big signs of giving up on life

How does someone come to a point where they want to give up in life?Why do some people seem like they’ve already given up on life? We all have goals and dreams. Many of these goals, like being in a good relationship, are genetically programmed into us. So for the most part, we don’t even …

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Psychology behind hanging up on someone

Imagine you’re talking to someone in a room. The other person gets angry over something you say. How do you know? You notice the angry stare they give you, their flared nostrils, and clenched fists. They frown for some time and storm out of the room without saying anything, slamming the door behind them. You …

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7 Signs someone is projecting onto you

Projection in psychology means projecting your own mental states and traits onto others- traits that they don’t possess. Just as a movie projector projects moving images from a reel onto a screen, people project what’s going in their minds (reel) onto others (screen). The screen itself is blank. Projection is of two types: A) Positive …

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When you just don’t care anymore

Why do we stop caring? The answer to that question lies in the understanding of why we care. When we care about something, we give our attention, energy, time, and interest to it. Why? To get something in return.  After all, attention, energy, time, and interest are all precious resources. We don’t want to squander …

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Why do I feel like a burden?

Humans are social species who have reciprocity baked into their psyche. Most people want to contribute to their society because doing so raises them in the eyes of others, thereby raising their self-esteem. A society in which members contribute to each other survives and thrives, benefitting each member. It increases the cohesiveness of the group. …

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Why do I instinctively dislike someone?

It makes sense to dislike someone when they’ve done something wrong to you. But why would you dislike someone who hasn’t wronged you in any way? You know you have no reason to hate them, but still do. What’s going on? The first thing to know about this phenomenon is that there’s no such thing …

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The psychology of interrupting explained

At first glance, the psychology behind interrupting seems simple: A speaker is saying something and is cut off by someone else who goes on to express their own thing, leaving the former embittered. But there’s much more to interruptions than that. To begin, let’s talk about what constitutes an interruption. An interruption in conversation occurs …

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If healing is not linear, what is it?

Emotional healing is anything but a linear process. Think of a linear process as a step-by-step process like climbing stairs. Every single step you take moves you closer to your goal of healing in a linear fashion. It’d be great if healing worked that way, but it doesn’t. Instead, healing is more of a ‘two …

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What causes low emotional intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient (EQ) is the ability to identify, understand, and manage emotions. People with high Emotional Intelligence: have a high level of self-awareness can understand their moods and emotions can regulate their emotions can empathize with others can comfort others can influence people have excellent social skills In contrast, people with low …

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