Dive into the World of Emotions and Pyschology

Month: August 2023

Projective Identification

Projective Identification is: “An interpersonal defense mechanism where the individuals project their own thoughts, emotions, desires or traits onto another person.” Contrary to popular belief, it is not only about negative assumptions and can include positive traits as well. The individual might project certain positive features on others even when they don’t exist in the first place. It is a form of cognitive bias.

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Identity Diffusion: Stuck in Life

Identity Diffusion is defined as: “A state of uncertainty about one’s role, purpose, and meaning in life.” It commonly occurs in adolescents but may persist throughout adulthood, making individuals feel lost and out of place. Identity diffusion occurs when people are not allowed to explore themselves. This concept was discussed by Erik Erikson in his theory of psychosocial development. Most often, these individuals are less autonomous and more prone to giving in to external pressures. This blog post provide some insights into characteristics of identity and its various dimensions.

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Cognitive Illusion: Altered Judgement and its Consequences

Cognitive illusion is defined as: “Perception, Judgment, or memory that deviates from reality.” It is an altered perception of a particular situation where the person is unaware that they are not acknowledging reality. It is a challenging task to identify illusions as thoughts are not tangible and can’t be measured. This blog post will provide insights into common cognitive illusions and how they alter our perception.

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Projection in Relationships: Illusion or Deception?

Love and specifically romance are often described as an out-of-the-world experience where life suddenly becomes beautiful. You may feel ecstatic as if your problems have vanished, or you forget about them temporarily. Shakespeare described romance as “painted-blind,” which means that people in love have a tendency to live in a sweet illusion. When the novelty wears off, they have to come back to the real world and realize that there was a projection in their relationship. This realization may hit them hard, leading to a breakup. This blog post provides some insight into how projections affect relationships and how we can minimize them.

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Vim and Vigor: Embracing Energy and Vitality

Vim and Vigor can be defined as a sense of possessing physical strength, emotional energy, and cognitive sufficiency to lead a fulfilled life. Both terms are used interchangeably as they have the same meaning. Most people want to experience this heightened state of energy when they feel completely involved in the task at hand. This blog post will provide some insights into the benefits of vigor, influential factors, and overall impact on our lives.

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What does Self-Sufficient Mean?

“I want to be self-sufficient” is one of the most common phrases used nowadays in our society. But what does self-sufficiency mean? Is it an absence of need? Is it feeling content with your lifestyle? Or is it the satisfaction of being more economically secure than your peers? Self-sufficiency is a vast term that encompasses various aspects and cannot be limited to a single meaning. This blog post discusses its meaning and key characteristics.

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What does Volition Mean?

In our complex and ever-changing world, the power of choice and decision-making is a force that shapes our lives in profound ways. Understanding volition, the ability to make conscious choices and decisions is key to unlocking our full potential and living a fulfilled life. But what does volition exactly mean? How does it impact our daily lives, relationships, and overall well-being? In this post, we will delve into the meaning of volition, uncover its significance, and discuss practical strategies to harness its power.

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