Do You Show the Real You?

Some people behave exactly the same way whether they are speaking with a boss, a child, a cashier at the local store, or a total stranger. Others are chameleons who cultivate different personae at work, home, and in social situations. Adaptation is healthy, but so is authenticity. Do you know who the "real you" is, and if so, do you let him or her out regularly?

When My Patients Discovered I Did Stand-Up

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
My secret life as a therapist-comedian.

Masks of Sanity

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Detecting disguised personality disorders

Who Is George Clooney, Really?

By Stanton Peele
The elusive actor is more than meets the eye.

You 2.0

By Carlin Flora
There is one realm you have control over: Your own head.

How to Know When an Online Liar Is Lying

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Four clues to decipher the language of lies.

Forging a Soul of Iron

By Jeff Wise
How an overweight chain-smoker discovered the secret of transformation

Role Playing: Is it Good for You?

By Judith Fein
I had a horror of role playing...and then I tried it myself.

If we live in an age of anxiety, how can religion be dying?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Why Facebook is killing God

The False Face of Our Social Media Persona

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Fundamental pitfalls of social media relationships

Freudian Slip Cartoon -- That's What She Said

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about the game of Life: do you choose food or love?

Effective Listening & Aphorisms

By Jeff Thompson Ph.D.
Effective listening relies on nonverbal communication and aphorisms.

3 Tips to Survive the Holidays

By Michele Woodward
Norman Rockwell was wrong - nobody's family looks like that

Do You Feel Like You Need to Go through the Bad to Get to the Good?

By Donna Barstow
Don't try to hide your real feelings...for chocolate. We can see you, you know.

I'm No Longer Attracted To You

By Hank Davis
Have you been hit by an Attraction Flip-Flop?

Disability, Discrimination, and Disclosure: Being "Out" In The Workplace

By Lynne Soraya
Should you disclose Asperger's in the workplace?

Why We Hide Emotional Pain

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Strong people won't let themselves cry, right?

If at First You Don't Succeed, Try . . . a Little Bit, and then Quit

By Eric G Wilson Ph.D.
Too much winning is bad for you.

Why Am I Such An Insecure Friend?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
Being unable to say "NO" is common among people who lack self-confidence.

Stopping the People-Pleasing Habit

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How to change your "yeses" to NO and reclaim your time...and life.

Can Trauma or Angst Heal in One Session?

By Dora Calott Wang M.D.
Couchless psychotherapy with long-lasting results.

From Online Dating to Job Interviews: Controlling your Image

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
First impressions are lasting impressions, so make them your best

3 Steps to Unlock the Power of Bad Feelings

By Nadja Geipert
Face your true feelings to uncover the real you.

Women Having Ecstatic Experiences

By Pamela Madsen
What was "Fire in the Temple"?

The Face Behind the Screen

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPCS
The Cloak of Anonymity

Predicting behavior: The case of the missing militant

By Karen Franklin Ph.D.
Wanted fugitive reinvented himself while hiding for 43 years.

The "I Feel Like a Child" Syndrome

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Do you sometimes feel as though you're really a child inside?

The Power to Be Vulnerable (Part 1 of 3)

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.

It's common to use anger to deny feelings of vulnerability.

How "Universal" Are You?—Or, To What Degree Do You Epitomize All Humanity?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Why it's so hard to grasp someone else's experience.

When to Say “No” or “Not Now”

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Setting skillful boundaries is an act of self-protection and self-compassion.

Do You Dare to Be Bad?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
You can get unstuck creatively by saying "Hi" to your shadow.

Turn it up to 11 and Celebrate National Metal Day

By William Irwin Ph.D.
Metalheads take back the number that marks them as morons.

Are You a Voter? How the Language of Identity Can Boost Voter Turnout

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D.
Who you are is more important than what you do

Even More Than Single Life, This Is About Authenticity and Choice

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Live the life that is most meaningful to you.

We Are All Worthy

By Bob Edelstein L.M.F.T., M.F.T
We exist, therefore we are worthy.

21 Quotes on Authenticity

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Enjoy some quotes on authenticity.