Home » Understanding personality » Page 2This article will discuss the concept of core beliefs and how our past experiences shape our personality. Our beliefs and needs are the strongest factors that govern our behaviour. Ultimately, it all comes down to beliefs because a need is also a belief- a belief that we lack something. When we’re … Read more How our past experiences shape our personality
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Why are some people so selfish? Is selfishness a virtue or a vice? Is it good or is it evil? If you’re ambivalent about selfishness then you’re not alone. Selfishness has baffled philosophers and social scientists- many of whom have endlessly debated whether or not selfishness is a good … Read more Why are some people so selfish?
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Stinginess is the opposite of generosity. While a generous person gives freely- often finding giving a pleasurable activity, a stingy person withholds and finds giving hard and uncomfortable. Though stinginess is commonly associated with money, it manifests in other areas too. Stingy people find it hard to give or … Read more Understanding the psychology of stinginess
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Over-sensitivity is a personality trait in which a person is extremely sensitive to influences from the external environment. An oversensitive person is overly affected by the environmental stimuli that would hardly have an impact on others. An oversensitive person basically processes sensory information more deeply than other people. It … Read more 10 Characteristics of oversensitive people
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Laziness is an unwillingness to spend energy. It is an unwillingness to do a task that we perceive to be difficult or uncomfortable. You’ve probably heard thousands of times that humans are by nature lazy and that’s true. Who would like to work hard to achieve goals when he can just … Read more What is laziness, and why are humans so lazy?
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2What is a narcissistic person? How do you identify and deal with narcissists? Narcissism is a psychological condition in which a person develops an exaggerated sense of self-worth. A narcissist is obsessed with himself and considers himself more superior, important, special and worthy than those around him. He is … Read more Who is a narcissistic person, and how to identify one?
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Why do people show off? What drives them to behave in a way that often makes others cringe? This article sheds light on the main reasons behind showing off. We all know people in our social group who like to show off. On the surface, they may seem cool, … Read more The psychology of people who show off
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Jim was an employee at a sales company who had joined recently. He behaved normally with everyone and no one could ever label him as ‘arrogant’. After a couple of months, to everyone’s surprise, he started behaving very arrogantly. His arrogance was primarily directed toward his juniors whom he … Read more Psychology of an arrogant person
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2In this article, we’ll explore what causes perfectionism and the harms of perfectionism. A perfectionist is a person who strives for flawlessness and sets excessively high and unrealistic performance standards for himself. A perfectionist wants to do things perfectly and anything ‘less than perfect’ or ‘almost perfect’ is considered … Read more What causes perfectionism, and why it can be bad?
Home » Understanding personality » Page 2Have you ever wondered why some people are so stubborn? What causes stubbornness in people? Stubbornness is a personality trait in which a person refuses to change their opinion about something or refuses to change their mind about a decision that they’ve made. Stubborn people have a resolute adherence … Read more What makes a person stubborn