The Need for Healthy Dissent: Standing Out and Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Human beings are very social creatures and we often depend on social approval to feel liked and accepted. This is generally a good thing as this “desire for approval” is what allows us to create bonds with one another, cultivate … Continue reading

The Fashionable Non-Conformist: Being Different for the Sake of Being Different

Have you ever come across that person who is just different for the sake of being different? This usually describes the “fashionable non-conformist.” It doesn’t matter what they are choosing – what to do, what to say, what to think, … Continue reading

The Problem With Being “Too Nice”

According to recent research in psychology, being too nice can sometimes backfire on us. People who compulsively say “yes” to everyone’s wants and needs often experience greater levels of stress and emotional burnout; they spend all their energy trying to … Continue reading

How to Develop Your Own Creativity in a World of Conformity

Creativity is our ability to take elements from our world and arrange them into something completely new and unique. It begins with an idea in our minds and ends with a tangible product that other people can see for themselves … Continue reading