Why It’s Worth It To Pay The Costs of Being Yourself

“Being yourself” isn’t always easy. It means being honest about who you are – how you think and feel and act – and sometimes that may turn people off. In this way, being yourself comes with costs. People will see … Continue reading

Everyone Thinks They’re A Psychologist: Why We Can’t Help But Try to Read People’s Minds

It’s human nature to be a psychologist. We’ve evolved to become a very social species, and because of this we’ve developed what psychologists call empathy or theory of mind. This is our ability to attribute mental states – like thoughts, … Continue reading

How to Build a Creative Mind That Will Never Run Out of New Ideas

Do you ever think you’re just not the “creative type?” Well, it’s not true. Creativity isn’t just for artists, musicians, or filmmakers anymore – it’s for everyone. Regardless of our lifestyle, we’re all faced with tough decisions and new problems … Continue reading

When Too Much Empathy Blinds Us

Empathy is our ability to think and feel what another person is thinking and feeling. It’s an incredibly important psychological trait that we’ve evolved to experience to help facilitate social interaction, cooperation with one another, solving social conflicts, and creating … Continue reading