In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the dark triad/tetrad, and comes at the request of Meg from Where Good Advice Happens. The dark triad was first described in a 2002 paper by psychologists Paulhus and Williams, who happen to be researchers at my… Continue reading What is… the Dark Triad/Tetrad
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is online trolling. Of course we all know what trolling is, and most of us have experienced it. But what underlies it from a psychological perspective? A paper by Coles and West described trolling as "a specific type… Continue reading What Is… Trolling
I've written about this before in more general terms (What Does the Self Consist of?), but in this post I'll try to get a little more specific. I think a major part of the foundation of who any of us is is the sum of our life experiences. No one else has had the exact… Continue reading What Is It That Makes You, You?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the inner child. The concept of an inner child, or childlike aspect within each of us, has some roots in psychology, but it's also a pop culture phenomenon. A search of Google Scholar for inner child psychology… Continue reading What Is… the Inner Child
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is the enneagram. The enneagram is a personality typology that includes nine different personality types, which are depicted in the 9-pointed figure shown above. A key influence in the development of the enneagram as it is currently used… Continue reading What is… the Enneagram
The Year of the Introvert by Michaela Chung is a book that is wholeheartedly pro-introvert. The book defines introverts as "people who gain energy in solitude and lose energy in stimulating environments." The author's stance is that introversion is not a limitation. The tone has a motivational, coaching style as the author encourages you to… Continue reading Book Review: The Year of the Introvert
Introversion and extroversion are personality traits lying at opposite ends of a spectrum. Some people fit with one extreme or another, but many people fall somewhere in the middle. Introversion & extroversion – what's the difference? Much of the difference between the two comes down to energy – where someone tends to focus it, and… Continue reading How Common is Introversion?
On a recent post of mine, Dangerous Voyage left a comment mentioning a research study and a documentary about it that I might be interested in. I was interested, and sufficiently so that I wanted to share it with all of you. The Dunedin Study has followed a group of 1000 individuals born in 1972 in… Continue reading The Science Of Us
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is personality trait vs. disorder. Personality traits Wikipedia defines personality traits as "habitual patterns of behaviour, thought, and emotion" that are mostly stable across time and context. Some traits fall on a continuum, such as introversion/extraversion. It's unclear… Continue reading What is… a personality trait vs. disorder