What the Position You Sleep in Can Say about Your Relationship

sleeping couple relationshipPsychologists found out that the position in which married couples sleep can tell a lot about their relationship and personality traits. The new study has also provided important information about the preferences of extroverts and creative people. Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire conducted a large-scale study, during which he managed to interview more than 1,000 people.

The scientist was primarily interested in the question of how the position in which couples prefer to spend the night can reveal things about

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9 Questions That Will Tell You a Lot about Your Personality and Life

personality test lifeThe following personality test consists of just 9 questions. In each question you are asked to describe something. Remember that the things you should describe are not related to each other!

1. You see a staircase. What does it look like? Will you climb it?
2. You see a house. Describe it, for example, is it old or new, big or small? Will you enter?
3. You see a bear. What will you do when you face it?
4. You see a street. Describe it.
5. You find keys. What material are they made of? Will you take them with you?
6. You see a candleholder. What material is it made of?
7. You see a horse. What will you do to it?
8. You see a cube. Describe its material, size and whatever else comes to your mind.

9. Draw in a piece of paper the ladder, the horse and the candlestick in any order you want.

RESULTS

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Opposite Personalities Attract: Myth or Reality?

opposites attractThe search for the ideal partner is not an easy thing to do as it strongly depends on the characteristics we subjectively appreciate and search for in the opposite sex.

Do we want a partner who is moving on the same wavelength with us or are we looking for a person based on the traits that we do not have? This is a question that has puzzled many people for many many years…

We are basically looking for a person who is very much alike us, states a study published in the journal Psychology Today. Subconsciously, we want Continue reading

What Happens to Your Body and Brain When You Are in Love

love body brainCupid’s arrows are capable to take our breath away, make our hearts break and our minds go mad, support American scientists from the Loyola University.

When you fall in love, your body releases a cascade of chemical euphoria, which trigger specific reactions,” explains Dr. Patricia Mumby of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience of the University. “This inner erotic ‘elixir’ is responsible for the pinkish color in our cheeks, the sweat on our palms and the beat of our hearts,” adds the expert.

The celebration of love

The levels of chemicals such as dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine are responsible for the strong heartbeat and the sweet anxiety that accompanies the experience of love.

According to the experts, MRIs show that sex ‘lightens’ the pleasure centers of the brain. The same brain regions – in which in the case of love-struck there is an increased blood flow – are associated with obsessive compulsive behaviors. Continue reading

6 Scientifically-Based Ways to Make People Like You

Portrait of business colleagues holding each other and laughingSo how do you get people to like you? It’s easier than you think. Here are six tips that work, which is confirmed by a number of psychological studies:

1. Let people talk about themselves

It will give them a lot of pleasure. According to the researchers, the conversation about ourselves, whether it is a private conversation, or chatting on social networks like Facebook or Twitter, generates the same sense of pleasure in our brain as food or money.

“Self-disclosure is useful,” says Harvard neuroscientist Diana Tamir. According to Diana, for the sake of talking about themselves people can reject even money.

2. Ask Questions

If you use leading questions to help people become aware of their own mistakes and make the Continue reading

7 Key Benefits of Positive Thinking

positive thinking benefitsPositive thinking is the background of modern phylosophy of living a successful and happy life. Being optimistic is often portrayed like a foundation of making your life full and happy. And really, these are not just words. There are several benefits in positive thinking which influence our health, confidence and relationships with other people. If you’re not one of these positive-thinkers yet, and wonder why you should try positive thinking yourself, here are some reasons for you:

1. Positive thinkers cope with stress faster and more effective.

If an unpleasant situation happens, they concentrate on solving it rather than thinking that the things are out of their control. Aclually, they are less subjected to Continue reading

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills

communication skillsCommunication is one of the skills that we learn at the very early childhood. At the same time, it is the most difficult skill that needs enhancing during the whole life.

Why some people are able to find common ground and gain the trust of complete strangers without any problems in a matter of minutes, while others find it difficult even with the members of their family? Why someone who doesn’t seem to distinguish by any talents is considered to be an “exceptionally nice person”, while someone smart and talented isn’t liked by anyone? The answer is simple: These people have different communication skills.

An effective but easy way to improve your communication skills can be expressed with a single phrase: Continue reading

4 Doors: Personality Test That Will Surprise You!

psychological test 4 doorsAnswer the question and follow the instructions. Mark answers in a piece of paper and then see the interpretation. You will be impressed with the results!

Question

You enter a room and see 4 doors around you: a white, a black, a blue and a pink.

In what order will you open the doors and what will you see behind them?

You have the right not to open all the doors if you do not want. Give your answer before you see the analysis and interpretation… Continue reading

How to Learn to Read Other People’s Minds?

mind readingA good way to learn to “read” the minds of others is to… take in literature.

According to a new American scientific research, published in the “New York Times”, reading good literature books helps people develop valuable cognitive and emotional capabilities, which facilitate the development of interpersonal relationships and thus help communities work better.

Researchers of the New School for Social Research in New York, led by a Social Psychology Professor Emanuele Castano, made five experiments which assessed the impact of the literature on the ability of readers to recognize the perspective of others and understand what they think and feel.

For the purposes of the research, the participants were given Continue reading

What Is Love According to Science, Philosophy and Religion?

what is loveThe most popular Google search of last year was the question: “What is Love?” And the Guardian newspaper asked five “experts” to answer it.

A physicist, a psychotherapist, a philosopher, an author of romantic novels and a nun gave their answer to the question about Love, from their personal perspective of the subject.

The Physicist

“Love is chemistry” (Answers Jim Al-Khalili, theoretical physicist and writer).

Biologically, Love is an intense neurological condition, such as hunger or thirst, but more permanent. We say that love is blind or we talk about love being blind or unconditional, meaning that we cannot control it. But again, this is not particularly surprising, since Love, is basically Continue reading