6 Things You Need To Know Today

1. There’s no such thing as a universal symbol in a dream.

If you dream about a dog, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lonely. If you dream about school, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stressed. Everything is context dependent, according to data from website uDreamed, which allows users “to record, analyze, match, and share their unconscious experiences and consult professionals to gain unique insights.” A test-anxiety dream is likely to signify a fear of judgment, but the meanings must always be passed through the lens of the individual experience. (The Cut)

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Are You In Control of Your Destiny?

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Locus of control refers to the extent to which people feel that they have control over the events that influence their lives. When you are dealing with a challenge in your life, do you feel that you have control over the outcome?  Or do you believe that you are simply at the hands of outside forces?

If you believe that you have control over what happens, then you have what psychologists refer to as an internal locus of control.

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Motivation Myths That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

 

Motivation Myths That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

Are you falling prey to motivation myths that might be sabotaging your chances of achieving your goals? We all like to think that we have a pretty solid understanding of what makes us tick. The reality is that we are often surprisingly blind to psychological factors that contribute to our success and failure. Research has shown that not only are people sometimes quite poor at knowing what will make them happy, they also underestimate what it really takes to achieve their goals.

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5 Personality Traits of Extroverts

 

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Do you love meeting new people? Does a big social event leave you feeling energized and renewed? If you can answer yes to these questions, then there is a possibility that you might just be an extrovert.

What is the origin of the term Extrovert?

It was Carl Jung who first popularized the concepts of introversion and extraversion while developing theories of human personality. The subsequent theories of personality, which basically revolve around these traits, include Cattell’s 16 personality factors, the four temperaments, the Big Five Personality traits, Eysenck’s three-factor model, Socionics, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. According to Carl Jung’s analytical psychology every person has both the traits of extroversion and introversion, the difference being that one of these personality traits may be more dominant in individuals. All the same people do not always behave according to their behavior type all the time.

What exactly is an extrovert? On the positive side, extroverts are often described as talkative, sociable, action-oriented, enthusiastic, friendly, and out-going. On the negative side, they are sometimes described as attention-seeking, easily distracted, and unable to spend time alone.

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Psychotherapy Guide for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The Talking Cure”

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Psychotherapy is a popular form of treatment for generalized anxiety disorder(GAD). This type of treatment can be performed by a variety of mental health professionals. Though “talk therapies” share a number of features, different approaches are guided by differing theories and emphases.

Individuals with full-syndrome and sub-threshold GAD are likely to benefit from psychotherapy, which can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction withmedication.

The following is a brief description of the most popular talk therapy treatment methods for GAD.

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Why You Always Wake Up at the Same Time

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Have you ever wondered why you seem to wake up at nearly the same time every night or in the morning? Whether it is at 3 am, 4 am, 5 am, or another time—it occurs like clockwork. You might even wake up in the minute before your alarm clock is set to go off on a consistent basis. Why does this occur? Though some might ascribe this to causes that are paranormal, spiritual, or even related to shifts in the body’s energy systems, there may be more scientific explanations.

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