The Lonely Road of People Living with Borderline Personality

The Lonely Road of People Living with Borderline Personality

For people with borderline personality disorder , according to a new study by McLean Hospital (Belmont, Massachusetts) psychologist Hannah Parker et al., (2019), social isolation may become a chronic condition that poses significant mental as well as physical health risks.

The Surprising Truth About Perfectionism in Millennials

The Surprising Truth About Perfectionism in Millennials

To test the hypothesis that the current culture is producing a new breed of perfectionistic young people, Curran and Hill conducted a broad-sweeping review of published studies, theses, and unpublished data sets in which the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale was administered to college or university student samples between the years of 1989 and 2017.

How to Get the Most Out of Dreaming

How to Get the Most Out of Dreaming

Notably, nearly half of participants reported never having a dream with creative ideas or hints for solving problems which spilled over into waking life, though surely their brains were hard at work while they slept sorting things out in their dreams, whether remembered them or not, as neuroscience research tells us must be happening.

Kim Kardashian Is ‘Studying’ on Maternity Leave After Son’s Birth

Kim Kardashian Is ‘Studying’ on Maternity Leave After Son’s Birth

“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law,” the reality star wrote on Instagram at the time. personality and her husband, Kanye West , who have yet to reveal the name of their fourth child , are already parents of North , 5, Saint , 3, and Chicago , 15 months.

A New Way of Looking at the Personality of the Bragger

A New Way of Looking at the Personality of the Bragger

The three components of personality test bragging, then, include social desirability, overclaiming, and overconfidence which, as noted by the authors, form a “nomological network” reflecting a general positivity bias.

Feelings of Despair May Fade With Age

Feelings of Despair May Fade With Age

The researchers were interested in how the personality constructs of generativity , stagnation , ego integrity and despair changed over time. Charting these four personality dimensions over time, the researchers found that generativity and ego integrity rose steadily from age 43 into one's 60s and 70s.

How the FBI Profiles Serial Offenders

How the FBI Profiles Serial Offenders

In step 4 of the process, the FBI profiler produces a report for local investigators that predicts the possible personality, physical and social characteristics of the unknown offender.

Everything Will Not (Necessarily) Be All Right

Everything Will Not (Necessarily) Be All Right

And sometimes it takes parents a long time to realize that they can’t make everything all right for their children either, that no amount of planning or positivity is going to stop bad things from sometimes happening, is going to rid us of the potential in life for chaos.

Why Ask a Machine for a Recommendation?

Why Ask a Machine for a Recommendation?

Some computer-based algorithms can better match a person’s actual preferences without any information about the nature of the items being recommended—they don’t need details about the books, movies, or restaurants under consideration.

Cat Owners, Personality, and Pet Parenting Style

Cat Owners, Personality, and Pet Parenting Style

Cats belonging to people who had high neuroticism scores were more likely to be reported as overweight, having a medical condition or behavior problem, being aggressive or anxious, or having a behavior problem related to stress .

Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick Talk About Coparenting

Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick Talk About Coparenting

“It’s not the easiest thing for us, but the fact that we’ve tried and made it work makes life that much better,” the Flip It Like Disick star, 35, said in a Monday, April 29, YouTube video.

12 Ways to Find Out if You’re the Kind of Person Others Like

12 Ways to Find Out if You’re the Kind of Person Others Like

People who are strong on the quality of encouragement can express positive messages to others, usually through language, to enhance another person’s motivation that will help the other person address a challenging situation or realize their potential.

The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms

Reiterating this point, the authors write, "Where changes in neuroticism and conscientiousness are consistent with what has been observed previously among patients responding to antidepressant treatment, the pronounced increases in extraversion and openness might constitute an effect more specific to therapy with a psychedelic.".

At What Age Is Our Sense of Optimism at Its Highest?

At What Age Is Our Sense of Optimism at Its Highest?

Indeed, they found that while Mexican-American immigrants followed the expected inverted U shape optimism trajectory, the non-immigrants exhibited an altogether different path, with optimism declining until about the age of forty and then rising steadily into one's seventies.

Momentary Changes in Personality

Momentary Changes in Personality

Four times a day for fifteen days, participants gave ratings of four of the Big Five personality characteristics (Agreeableness , Neuroticism, Extraversion , and Conscientiousness ), and were asked to answer them as they feel at that moment (that is, to give a state measure) rather than as they feel in general (which would be a trait measure).

Are You in This Relationship for the Long-Term?

Are You in This Relationship for the Long-Term?

In fact, research exploring the accuracy and positivity of partners’ perceptions of one another shows that newlywed couples are most satisfied with their relationships when their partners perceive them accurately, whereas the positivity of couples’ evaluations is not related to their marital satisfaction (Luo and Snider, 2009).

Are You Fated to Repeat Your Relationship Mistakes?

Are You Fated to Repeat Your Relationship Mistakes?

New research by University of Alberta’s (Canada) Matthew Johnson and Franz Neyer from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany) examined the question of whether, when people rebuild relationships, they find partners alike or completely distinct from their previous ones.

Personality Typology and the Secret to Knowing a Person

Personality Typology and the Secret to Knowing a Person

He sought to reconcile Freud's and Adler's theories and developed his own model in which a person is characterized by first assessing preference in their general attitude (i.e. introversion vs extraversion ), then by preference between two functions of perception (i.e. sensing vs intuition ), and finally by preference between two functions of judging (i.e. thinking vs feeling).

5 Tips for Coping with a Narcissistic Family Member

5 Tips for Coping with a Narcissistic Family Member

For example, I have seen many adult children, parents, siblings, and romantic partners gain strength by discussing their situation with a therapist or friends and deciding on a step-by-step course of action to stop enabling their narcissistic family member.

Reflecting on 30 Years of Forgiveness Science

Reflecting on 30 Years of Forgiveness Science

The next empirical study of forgiveness that was published, appearing four years later, moved quickly into the clinical, counseling , and other mental health fields as the Process Model of how people forgive was introduced to the scientific community (Hebl & Enright, 1993).

Why We Choose to Remain Faithful

Why We Choose to Remain Faithful

These two reasons were also the only reasons for which Apostelou and Panayiotou found a sex difference: Women were more likely than men to report not wanting to cheat because they were satisfied with their relationship and didn’t want to feel guilty .

Bekah Martinez Breast-Feeds Daughter Before Drinking Wine

Bekah Martinez Breast-Feeds Daughter Before Drinking Wine

Bekah Martinez breast-fed her 2-month-old baby girl, Ruth , before winding down with wine. “Nothing like a backseat feed before hitting LA traffic,” she captioned a close-up photo on her Instagram Story.

Bride thinks her 'attention stealing' bridesmaid should pay for her wedding

Bride thinks her 'attention stealing' bridesmaid should pay for her wedding

Unfortunately for the bride, in the three years of wedding planning, her bridesmaid Anna went from single, to married and pregnant and she dared to bring her husband as a plus one to the ceremony.

Dunbar's Number for Ideas

Dunbar's Number for Ideas

It's known as Dunbar's Number, and it signifies the cognitive limits on social groups. One of the constraints that a "Dunbar's Number for Ideas" could refer to is memory. Working memory is one of the constraints on the number of ideas you can entertain at any one time.

Do You Know How Others See You Right Now?

Do You Know How Others See You Right Now?

The research team coded 30-second snippets of sound, many of which included conversations, based on the degree of extraversion , agreeableness , conscientiousness , and neuroticism they perceived in the participant at that moment.

Why Do People (Not) Cheat in Relationships?

Why Do People (Not) Cheat in Relationships?

Interestingly, they found that people scoring high in openness to experience (a personality dimension in the Big Five Inventory) were more likely to report infidelity.

Birth order traits: Firstborns get intellectual advantage over younger siblings

Birth order traits: Firstborns get intellectual advantage over younger siblings

But there was a big effect on thinking skills, with later-born children performing worse on cognitive assessments from birth to age 14, with lasting impact into their adult years, the researchers found.“The lesson here for parents is that the types of investments that you make in your kids matter a lot, especially those that you make in the children’s first few years of life,” Lehmann said.

Why Are There Introverts and Neurotics?

Why Are There Introverts and Neurotics?

Basic personality traits, such as extraversion and emotional stability, tend to emerge as normally distributed across various human populations. They basically argue that each of the Big Five, foundational traits (including extraversion/introversion, emotional-stability/neuroticism, conscientious/disorganized, agreeableness /disagreeableness, and open-minded/closed-minded) has a distinct set of evolutionarily relevant costs and benefits.

Tarek El Moussa Reveals Ex-Wife Christina Anstead’s Baby’s Sex

Tarek El Moussa Reveals Ex-Wife Christina Anstead’s Baby’s Sex

Tarek El Moussa nonchalantly revealed the sex of his ex-wife Christina Anstead ’s first baby with her new husband, Ant Anstead. Christina and Ant, 40, announced their exciting baby news in March .

They threw my social skills out with the placenta

They threw my social skills out with the placenta

I just felt awkward, like I didn't know how to act away from my children. She said it was like she "no longer understood social norms.". If someone who appears so confident on the outside can feel like that, then perhaps it's natural.

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