5 Scientific Facts About the Introvert Brain

Coined by Carl Jung in the early 20th century, the terms “introversion” and “extroversion” have gained widespread popularity thanks to the prevalence of human personality theories in online circles.  Questionnaires such as the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator or Raymond Cattell’s 16 personality factors make use of the concepts, making them well-known among those who seek to…

5 Unexpected Advantages of Being an Introvert

As all introverts know quite well, this is a world that unequivocally favors extroversion.  Traits such as assertiveness, the ability to take risks, and outward confidence are rewarded in all settings—home, work, and even amongst friends and strangers alike. Suggestions such as “speak out more” are prevalent, and many often see a quiet temperament as…

5 Tips to Avoid Making a Bad First Impression.

When meeting someone new, we have a chance to set the tone for how we will be perceived. Sometimes, in an effort to put our best foot forward we can inadvertently leave a bad impression. Whether you're meeting with a new romantic prospect for the first time, interviewing with a potential employer, or introducing yourself…

31 Signs You Are Highly Narcissistic

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), is one of the 4 “Cluster B” personality disorders classified in the DSM-5. Psychologists estimate that around 1% of the population are affected with NPD. These days, the term may be misattributed to normal healthy ego behaviors like good self esteem and moderate self care. A healthy level of narcissism is…

How To Break up With A Narcissist or Sociopath

Ending a relationship with a malignant narcissist can be difficult and dangerous. Being discarded or rejected by their partners can cause them narcissistic injury which can enrage them and trigger violent situations or malicious payback. Furthermore, narcissists have ways of roping you back to them and deceiving you with their manipulations. It is important therefore…

7 Tactics To Combat Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissists are people defined by the DSM as having an excessive sense of self-importance, rampant grandiosity, and a lack of empathy for others among other things. Narcissistic abuse is a topic around which many online communities and support groups have been formed. Narcissistic abuse can be tough to counteract in part because victims of it…

The art of Seduction – How To Flirt (4 Simple Tips)

Many people believe that the art of flirting is something that you either have or you don’t. This isn’t true at all. The art of flirting is something, which can be mastered by anyone with an interest in learning how to flirt. It’s a practice-makes-perfect skill, which is learned from the inside out.

7 GREAT PLACES TO LIVE IF YOU’RE AN INTROVERT

Being an introvert can sometimes be tough and it certainly doesn’t help much if you are an introvert living in a big city like New York or Los Angeles! When there are crowds of people everywhere, things can get a bit overwhelming so it is best that you choose your home town wisely! If you are an…

6 Life-Changing Self Improvement Hacks You Can Use Today

We are each a work in progress and the pursuit of self improvement and self betterment is a lifelong process that is never complete. There is always room to grow and learn. This wisdom comes naturally with time and experience, but there are a number of habits you can incorporate into your life that will…

6 Signs Of High Intelligence That May Surprise You

Science is always uprooting our understanding of how the mind works. The field of neuroscience, in particular, has taken some common notions about intelligence, and turned them right on their head. Here are 9 surprising signs of high intelligence according to science.

9 Rare and Interesting Psychological Disorders

Mental illness affects a significant swath of the population and fortunately much of it is treatable. Here is a list of strange and interesting mental disorders that you might not know about.

13 Misconceptions & Myths About Introverts

Being an introvert can be difficult in part because many people do not quite understand them. Since most of the world is dominated by extroverts and extroverted ideals, people of an introverted disposition often feel forced to adopt a persona that extroverts seem to take for granted as suitable for everyone.

INTJ Depression Causes and Symptoms

"Splitted" by adrianismyname - INTJ depression Are INTJs Prone To Depression? [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very Myers Briggs type feels the pangs of sadness, but INTJ depression, like all depression, is more than the occasional despair we all feel from time to time. Normal sadness is a natural response to upsetting events and set backs that…

A Twisted Sense of Humor May Be A Sign of Intelligence

So here's a joke: A man walks into a rooftop bar and takes a seat next to another guy. “What are you drinking?” he asks the guy. “Magic beer,” he says. “Oh, yeah? What’s so magical about it?” Then he shows him: He swigs some beer, dives off the roof, flies around the building, then finally returns to his…

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts | TED

In this TED presentation, Susan Cain, the author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" shares her experience as an introvert in a world dominated by extroverts. She makes the case for why introverts must be allowed to operate from their place of strength in both school…
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