What is the Dark Triad?

Psychologists use the term ‘the dark triad’ to describe three hostile personality traits. People who have these traits use other people for their own gain. A word about personality traits and disorders Psychological disorders and traits are not illnesses you can see under a microscope. They are terms created by mental health professionals to describe [&# [Read Entire Story]

Holiday Romance and Mental Health – Is a Fling What You Need?

Some holiday romances  become happy memories. But life is not a novel or film, and it’s also possible for a holiday romance to leave us feeling deflated. Is now the right time to have a holiday romance, or is it just going to leave you feeling bad about yourself, or worse? Here are good questions to ask … [Read Entire Story]

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“I Want to Fall In Love” – How to Be Ready For Real Love

Do you want to fall in love, but struggle to let yourself? Or perhaps you feel you never even meet anyone you can connect to? Or nobody ever wants to be in a relationship with you? What can you do if you want to fall in love but it seems so hard? [Know there’s a [Read Entire Story]

Denial in Psychology- Are You Using This Defence Mechanism?

Denial in psychology originates from  psychoanalytic theory and its ideas about ‘defence mechanisms‘. What are defence mechanisms? Defence mechanisms are unconscious forms of self-deception we use to avoid anxiety and emotional pain, or to ensure we are ‘acceptable’ to others. Denial is a very popular defence mechanism. It is when we act [Read Entire Story]

Can’t Stop Crying? And Crying For No Reason?

Yes, tears can be a great emotional release, helping us process sadness or even overwhelming joy. But crying for no reason? And can’t stop crying all the time? Then it’s more likely a sign of something else that needs your attention. 9 Factors That See You Crying For No Reason Here are 9 reasons why you … [Read Entire Story]

Traumatic Bonding – How to Break Free of Trauma Bonds

Traumatic bonding happens when we are in an abusive relationship but feel unable to leave. We hold onto a promised better future, focus on the positives and ignore the rest, and feel a sense of loyalty to the person everyone else says we must leave. So how can you break free of a trauma bond … [Read Entire Story]

Worry and Anxiety – And Why The Difference Matters

Worry and anxiety  tend to be interchangeable in daily conversations. “I’m so anxious about my upcoming test” means the same as, “I am so worried”. But when it comes to psychology, worry and anxiety are two different things. And one is more serious than the other. … [Read Entire Story]

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Economic Abuse – Stuck in a Bad Relationship Because of Money?

Not heard of ‘economic abuse’ before? Prepare to hear more and more about it.  The UK government has promised to change the statutory definition of domestic abuse to include economic abuse. Which is good news, considering research by Women’s Aid in the UK shows that 52 per cent of women in abusive relationships felt they … [Read Entire Story]

What is Trauma Bonding? Is It Keeping You In a Bad Relationship?

Trauma bonding, or traumatic bonding, can mean you you unable to leave a relationship even when your partner treats you poorly. Do none of your friends understand why you stay? Did you perhaps have a childhood where you experienced a trauma? What is trauma bonding? In psychology ‘bonding’ refers to the positive sense of connection … [Read Entire Story]

“I Think I Was Abused as a Child” – What to Do Now

“I think I was abused as a child, what do I do now?” Do you have symptoms that might mean you were sexually abused as a child?  Or are you having snippets of what seem repressed memories flashing through your head, and you are worried they are real? “I Think I Was Abused” – What … [Read Entire Story]

Depression and Creativity – Connected, or a Myth?

Depression and creativity, and creativity and mental health in general, have been linked as far back as Aristotle. He raised the question,“Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry, or the arts are melancholic?”  And we have Van Gough’s ear as the morbid symbol of this connection, lest one would dare try … [Read Entire Story]

Feeling Ignored? How to Get People to Listen to You

Feeling ignored can take a toll on mental wellbeing. We are left lonely, and our self-esteem can drop. This can lead to depression and anxiety. Why am I feeling so ignored? In some cases, people feel ignored all the time because of a personality disorder. Personality disorders mean you simply don’t think, feel, and communicate like … [Read Entire Story]

Signs of Aspergers in Adults – Sound Familiar?

Worried that your partner, colleague, or loved one might have Asperger’s? What are the signs of Aspergers in adults to look for? What is Asperger’s syndrome? ‘Asperger’s disorder’, or ‘Asperger’s syndrome’, is actually no longer an official diagnosis in the UK (or the USA, for that matter). Since 2013 this was dropped in favour of … [Read Entire Story]

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Personality Disorder vs Personality Trait – The Difference You Need to Know

The internet has helped us all become more savvy about mental health. But sadly, it has also led to mental health diagnoses being thrown around like casual weapons. Boss doesn’t like you? Narcissist. Girlfriend angry you broke up with her? Borderline. In reality, only a small percentage of the population have personality disorders. We all, … [Read Entire Story]

“Why Am I So Oversensitive?”

Being oversensitive can feel a blessing and a curse. Do you often feel like you were born with the capacity to feel things that others just can’t? Or lack the self protective ‘skin’ others seem to naturally have? Are you emotionally sensitive? “Oversensitive” is perhaps not the best term because it is a judgement. It … [Read Entire Story]

Always Feeling Let Down By Others? This Could Be Why

Always feeling let down by others? Perhaps you explain it as ‘bad luck’ or ‘being too nice’. But if being let down is something that keeps happening in your life, then the common denominator is you. What behaviour might you unknowingly be playing out that actually creates a life where everyone lets you down? And how … [Read Entire Story]

Are These Communication Problems Ruining Your Relationships?

You have probably heard it said many times that communication is key in relationships. But what does it really mean? How do you know what communication problem is causing you to struggle with partners, family, friends, and at work? And what unseen psychological issues might be driving those problems? … [Read Entire Story]

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment – What Sorts of Therapy Work?

If you are suffering from borderline personality disorder, you are highly emotionally sensitive. This means you  have intense and unstable relationships. And herein lies the problem – therapy is at heart a relationship between you and your therapist. If you are borderline, your ways of relating will affect the ways you interact with a therapist. Some forms of … [Read Entire Story]

Losing Something You Love – Why You Feel So Upset and When to Worry

Life can give, but it can also take away without warning. And we all know that when what is lost is a loved one or a relationship that matters, it can lead to bereavement and loss. But what about losing something you love like an ongoing social event you’ve attended for years, a volunteering job you … [Read Entire Story]

Constantly Have Suicidal Thoughts? How to Manage

For some, the very thought of suicide feels shocking to consider. But suicidal thoughts are actually common.  Many people experience ongoing bouts of such distorted thinking. Even if we are aware that suicidal thoughts are a sign we need to change things, NOT end things, and we know they eventually go? It’s exhausting. How can … [Read Entire Story]

How to Stop Giving Too Much in a Relationship

Giving can be a great thing, with things like volunteering now shown to improve mental health. Giving too much in a relationship, on the other hand, is something else entirely. From doing everything for your children, never charging what you are worth, being the go-to person at work, or the free shoulder for everyone to … [Read Entire Story]