7 Ways the Insecure Try to Seem Important

Some people will go through extreme and perhaps ridiculous efforts to seem important. These 7 behaviors may be covering up their feelings of loneliness and inferiority.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Ability to Read Emotions

Being unable to decode emotions seems to be an inherent feature of borderline personality disorder but new research shows it’s not as inevitable as you might think.

Train Your Brain's Flexibility with These Seven Tips

Get your memory in shape by improving your brain's flexibility. Never again forget what you're doing with these 7 research-based tips.

Relationship Happiness May Be a Matter of Reconditioning

Over time, even the best of relationships can become stale. New research shows how you can recondition yourself to restore the freshness of yours.

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are complex and some believe they defy classification. A recent study shows eight interpersonal qualities that can provide new understanding.

It Takes a Psychopath to Like Another Psychopath

As much as people are fascinated with the concept of psychopathy, the attraction is tinged with stigma. A recent study shows those who like psychopaths may share their traits.

Can You Ever Have a Good Relationship With a Type A Person?

A common belief about Type A people is that they make terrible relationship partners, but new research shows that under some conditions, they're just fine — if not perfect.

5 (More) Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

Relationships can be ruined in multiple ways, particularly when they involve intimate partners. These five things can cause important non-intimate relationships to turn sour.

A New Way to Understand the Narcissistic Male

Pathologically narcissistic men often engage in high-risk behavior, aggression, and substance abuse. New research focuses on their feelings of distress and need for treatment.

3 Best and Worst Ways to Be a Friend When a Friend Needs You

A recent news article suggests that people need friends as well as lovers. When your friend’s relationship is in trouble, research shows what to do and not do as a confidant.

Is Facebook Making You Depressed?

Long a concern of psychologists studying Facebook use, the possibility of users become depressed comes under scrutiny in newly published research.

Why People Hold Grudges and What to Do About Them

When people hold grudges against you, it can be painful and confusing. New research shows there’s a reason they act this way. Understanding why may help you feel a bit better.

A New Way to Test Your Relationship's Health

Staying in a close relationship is always a matter of balancing its pros and cons. This new rating scale will help you pin down what’s working, or not, in yours.

Why the Emotionally Intelligent May Earn More Money

Emotional intelligence is believed to link to greater success in life than general intelligence. New research shows there are indeed monetary advantages to having a higher EQ.

3 Ways to Have Better Dreams

The ability to control dreams may seem impossible to acquire, but new research shows that even untrained individuals can take charge of their night lives.

When Love Is the Driving Force in Work

The classic debate in motivational psychology is whether people will work harder for what they love or what they're paid for. The newest research shows why love trumps money.

What Narcissists Won’t Tell You About Their Past

Although no one’s memory is perfect, memory in people high in narcissism is particularly flawed, especially when it comes to their flaws. New research shows why they're so biased.

6 Ways to Turn the Worst Part of Your Day Into the Best

Getting to places on time, whether work or social occasions, can be a hassle. New research based on travel habits of commuters shows how to be less stressed and more punctual.

14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship

Considering the many factors involved in relationships, it might seem impossible to narrow them down to a reasonable number. New research shows which are the 14 common elements.

What Does It Take to Survive Emotionally After a Disaster?

Disasters bring out a variety of emotional reactions. New research shows the importance of dealing with your basic emotions in order to insure your long-term emotional survival.

It's Harder to Spot a Psychopath Than You Might Think

The most widely used test to diagnose a psychopath comes under scrutiny in a new analysis of how well psychologists can agree in rating real clinical cases.

Can Two Narcissists Ever Really Fall in Love?

It’s a well-known fact in the psychology of relationships that like really does attract like. New personality research shows that narcissism follows the same assortment pattern.

The Surprising Secret to a Relationship That Lasts

Good relationships aren’t just born, but have to mature over time. The newest research reveals that the relationships which are most successful involve shared mutual goals.

Six Ways to Be More Supportive to Those Closest to You

When the people you care about the most are in need of support, are you ready to be there for them? Based on new research, these 6 tips will help you help them.

The One Best Way to Bounce Back From Rejection

Rejection is always painful, especially when it’s by someone you trusted. New research on a simulated rejection game shows how to manage those feelings.

Are Narcissists Able to Tell the Truth About Themselves?

Because people high in narcissism seem so focused on their impressions, you'd think they lie in psychological testing. New research shows when narcissists are most likely to lie.

What Your Earliest Food Memories Say About You

Memories of food associated with growing up influence you in ways you never realized. New research shows the role that food memory plays in adapting to adult life.

4 Reasons Women Cheat

Faithfulness to one’s partner is the bedrock of most committed relationships. A recent study shows how women justify the cognitive dissonance caused by having an affair.

Who's More Emotionally Intelligent, and Does Gender Matter?

Are women really poorly suited for careers in tech? One Google engineer’s claims got him fired. The facts based on personality research prove that Google made the right decision.

Two Types of Relationship Aggression Identified

Is impossible for couples to avoid arguments but new research on long-term relationships suggests that some forms are more damaging than others. Here’s how to avoid the bad kind.

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