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The psychological reasons why some people can’t stop lying

There are several theories for why some people can’t stop lying. Narcissists are often pathological liars, because they simply don’t care about the truth. They prefer to tell lies and gain control over people than be honest. Sometimes, compulsive liars are highly impulsive people who struggle to take the time […]
The psychological reasons why some people can’t stop lying
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11 signs your old relationships are affecting your current one

The past impacts our present every day, whether it’s in how we approach certain situations, or how we emotionally react to what people say. In romantic relationships, people can sometimes repeat behaviours to make up for the falls of their previous ones. In psychology this is called repetition compulsion, and […]
11 signs your old relationships are affecting your current one
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How to spot a covert narcissist

There are three distinct types of narcissists. One of the most difficult types to spot is the covert narcissist. They hook in highly empathetic people with their sob stories. Then, over time, their victims feel a sense of responsibility for them. Their victim is trapped in an abusive relationship because […]
How to spot a covert narcissist
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Here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing an ‘introvert hangover’

Introverts and extroverts have different brain chemistry ways of functioning. Introverts often need to take time out in an “introvert hangover.” This is where they spend time alone and recharge after a lot of social stimulation. But this isn’t a negative experience. In fact, introverts spend this time being creative […]
Here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing an ‘introvert hangover’
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Almost two thirds of women who say they have never been in an abusive relationship have experienced toxic behaviour — here are the signs to look out for

Someone doesn’t have to be left with bruises for behaviour to count as abuse. Many people don’t realise they are in emotionally or psychologically abusive relationships. This is because they don’t think their partner’s behaviour is bad enough. In fact, early signs of abuse can even be misconstrued as “romantic.” […]
Almost two thirds of women who say they have never been in an abusive relationship have experienced toxic behaviour — here are the signs to look out for
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Psychopaths cannot be cured — here’s why

Psychopathy is a personality disorder, not a mental illness. There is no “cure” for psychopaths, and they will never be able to change. If they are in prison, psychopaths can be managed with reward-based treatment. But this is simply a means of control, rather than a cure. Like many personality […]
Psychopaths cannot be cured  —  here’s why
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Science says lasting relationships rely on a key factor

A recent study found evidence that a single factor mattered more for a couple’s relationship satisfaction than a handful of other considerations, including marriage. That factor was whether couples saw their significant other as their best friend. “Maybe what is really important [in a relationship] is friendship, and to never […]
Science says lasting relationships rely on a key factor
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How to tell if you’re Facebook friends with a psychopath

About 1% of the population are psychopaths. This means there is a fair chance many of us have at least one psychopathic Facebook friend. Some studies have looked into how people with Dark Tetrad personality traits behave on social media. Psychopaths are prevalent online. Studies have shown that people with […]
How to tell if you’re Facebook friends with a psychopath