How to be less neurotic (6 Effective ways)

how to be less neurotic

Neuroticism is a personality trait in the Big 5 or OCEAN model of personality. It lies on one end of a spectrum, the opposite end of which is Emotional Stability. Thus, those scoring high on Neuroticism tend to be emotionally unstable. Neurotics experience negative thoughts and emotions frequently and intensely. They have a lower threshold …

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How to move on from an ex (7 Tips)

how to move on from an ex

When we enter relationships, we have certain expectations from our relationship partners. When those expectations are violated, things get sour, and a breakup looms around the corner. A breakup can be a very complicated psychological phenomenon. How you move on from an ex largely depends on how and why the breakup happened. Breakups can occur …

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How to let go of resentment

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Resentment occurs when we believe someone close to us has intentionally harmed us. When we’re wronged, we feel angry in the moment. Anger is an emotion that tells us that our rights have been violated. That is, the other person has incurred significant costs upon us. When we suppress our anger in the moment for …

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How to annoy a passive-aggressive person

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A passive-aggressive person is the one who tends to adopt a passive-aggressive communication style. When someone’s rights are stepped on or when their goals are frustrated by others, they can either behave: Passively = Do nothing Aggressively = Get their rights back by stepping on others’ rights Passive-aggressively = Indirect aggression Assertively = Get their …

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How to respond to indifference

how to respond to indifference

Indifference simply means not caring. When someone is indifferent toward you, they’re showing they don’t care about you. Caring for others is an investment in others. Therefore, indifference can be seen as a way to withdraw or decrease investment from someone. In this article, we’ll discuss signs of indifference, what causes indifference, and how to …

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How to deal with rigid people (7 Effective tips)

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Rigid people are people with inflexible thoughts and behavior patterns. Being rigid in one’s thinking is the very opposite of being open-minded. Rigid people are resistant to new ideas, ways of being, and ways of behaving. As a result, they learn little and they grow little. They have a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset. …

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Jumping to conclusions: Why we do it and how to avoid it

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Jumping to conclusions is a cognitive distortion or a cognitive bias whereby a person reaches an unwarranted conclusion based on minimal information. Humans are jumping to conclusion machines prone to making quick judgements that are often wrong. Humans jump to conclusions using heuristics or mental shortcuts based on rules of thumb, emotion, experience, and memory …

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How to validate someone (The right way)

how to validate someone

Humans are ultra-social species who crave validation from each other. Social validation is the glue that keeps human relationships together. Put simply, being validated means being acknowledged, and being invalided means being dismissed. Before we can discuss how to validate someone, it’s important to realize that humans seek validation in several areas. Most experts focus …

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How to find your purpose (5 Easy steps)

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Countless books have been written on how to find your purpose. It’s among the most asked questions in self-help, therapy, and counseling areas. In this article, we’ll explore what purpose really means and how to find what your purpose is. As many wise people have pointed out, purpose isn’t something out there waiting to be …

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How to stop ruminating (The right way)

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To learn how to stop ruminating, we first need to understand what rumination is. Rumination is repetitive thinking accompanied by a low mood. To understand repetitive thinking, we need to understand what thinking is. Mainly, we think to solve problems. Logically, what should happen when we’re unable to solve a problem? We should think it …

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