4 Levels of jealousy to be aware of

Jealousy, like other social emotions such as guilt, embarrassment, and shame, is a complex emotion. People get jealous differently, to varying degrees, and respond to it in a variety of ways.1 Researchers have defined jealousy in numerous ways. I like to keep things simple. Long story short, jealousy is triggered by two situations: When someone …

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8 Stages of anger in psychology

Anger is an emotion that gets triggered when we feel threatened. The threat could be real or perceived. We’re always angry with an object- another person, life situation, or even ourselves. Anger varies in intensity. Some events only trigger mild annoyance in us, while others cause us to explode. The more our core biological and …

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Retroactive jealousy: Meaning, triggers & causes

Jealousy in romantic relationships is common and natural. Once you’ve attracted a mate, you want to retain them. So, any indication that your partner may leave you for someone else is bound to trigger jealousy. Another kind of jealousy is also common in relationships but doesn’t get talked about much. It’s when a person feels …

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27 Types of anger to better understand anger

Anger is an emotion that is triggered when we believe we’ve been wronged. The key word here is ‘believe’ as anger may be a reaction to a real or perceived wrong. Anger is an active emotion in that it prepares us to take action to set things straight again. Anger is the ‘fight’ response to …

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Primary and secondary emotions (With examples)

Researchers have tried to classify emotions for decades. Yet, there’s very little agreement on what classification is accurate. Forget the classification of emotions, there’s disagreement even on the appropriate definition of emotion. Before we talk about primary and secondary emotions, let’s first define emotions. I like to keep things simple so I’ll give you the …

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Fear of responsibility and its causes

Fear of responsibility is an irrational fear of taking responsibilities. Also called hypengyophobia (Greek ‘hypengos’ means ‘responsibility’), people who have a fear of responsibility avoids responsibilities, even at a significant cost to themselves and others. Such people are trapped in their comfort zones and avoid taking risks that most responsibilities entail. People can fear taking …

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Stages of navigating grief and loss

Being able to understand and identify the stages of navigating grief can help one cope with it. Grief occurs as a result of a loss of something that’s valuable to us. It may be the loss of our health, a loved one, a pet, a job, a relationship, anything. Humans display a range of interesting …

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How unsolved problems affect your current mood

Your unsolved problems and unfinished businesses have a significant impact on your mood. The major reason behind experiencing a bad mood is either facing a new life problem or encountering something that reminds you of an already existing problem i.e. an unsolved problem from your past. We don’t feel bad when we encounter minor problems. …

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What causes bad moods? (3 major causes)

When we’re in a bad mood, there’s always a cause behind it. Sometimes the cause may be obvious like, for example, hearing bad news but at other times you may be totally unaware of the cause as it may have affected you only on a subconscious level. In this post, I’ll reveal two main causes …

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