Shocking Psychology Facts

Here is another top 5 Shocking Psychology Facts! And we’ll keep them coming, folks 🙂

  1. Critique harms more than it helps. Even a perfectionist will be caused to under perform if they’re criticized. There is no such thing as “constructive criticism.” If we are to criticize, we should start with praise, continue with our points of critique, and conclude with further praise.
  2. The bystander effect. When people are uncertain, they do what they see others doing, thinking that if others do it, it must be the right thing. That’s why people often stand around and watch other people being mugged or beaten – it’s often not fear, but self-doubt, mistrust in the own perception, which causes them to do what they see others do around them.
  3. People tend to be more honest when they feel someone is watching them, even if it’s only a picture on a wall.
  4. Depression doesn’t only affect the mind, but also the body. Studies show that “severe” depression causes cells to age, and makes people more susceptible to age-related disease.
  5. There is little difference between being in love and having obsessive-compulsive disorder. The biochemical reactions are almost identical.

 

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Personality Test – What do your Villain Statements say about you?

Now we’re down to the nitty-gritty! What does the villain in you say about your personality? Take this personality test to find out. Just like in the other personality tests before this one, take a look at the statements below and decide which one of them appeals to you most. Just like last time, try to base your decision on what your gut tells you rather than your mind. Ready? Here we go.

  1. „Villains often come with pretty faces.“
  2. “I might be the villain of my own story.”
  3. “There are only two kinds of people in the world: villains and smiling villains.”
  4. “If you have a gun, you can rob a bank. But if you have a bank, you can rob everyone.”
  5. “The question isn’t, ‘who is going to let me?’; it’s, “who’s going to stop me.”

Interpretations:

  1. You often felt hurt by the people you desired and admired; your experience makes you one of the few who can resist an abuser who uses charm to manipulate; you’re a mentalist, a people-reader, and should often be feared.
  2. You’ve often been standing in your own way; you might have inner programming that hinders you in either your professional field or your love life; or maybe both; you might be too profound for your own good and fail to desire the things society tells you that you should want.
  3. You have trust issues; there’s no one you can really call your best friend, which makes you a dangerous person quite often; you’re often intriguing for other people like a viper with sparkling scales.
  4. You understand what’s happening around you, and you’re often sick to have to be part of the system; you’re rebellious, often bitter, but very articulate; you often have an influence in your circle.
  5. You pursue success at all costs; you’re not a person of many scruples, nor are you willing to compromise; you might do it, but only temporarily and with the thought of revenge; you’re determined and focused; a force for good or evil, it’s only a matter of choice.

So what did you get? I’d love to find out, so please leave a comment with your choice if you care to share. Check out the many personality tests in the Personality Tests section above, or by scrolling down the Older Posts on the Home page. Looking forward to reading from you!

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What does your Philosophy Quote say about you?

What does your chosen philosophy quote say about you? Take this personality test to find out! As so often before, I’m going to ask you to take a look at the quotes below, go in a relaxed state, and decide which one appeals to you most of the five. Try not to decide on it mentally, but rather feel your choice.

  1. “Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon
  2. “Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.” – David Hume
  3. “And after all, what is a lie? But truth in masquerade.” – Lord Byron
  4. “An idiot doesn’t say many smart things, but a genius can talk a lot of nonsense.” – Garabet Ibraileanu
  5. “The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal

Interpretations:

  1. Your choice shows a powerful mind, an intellectual; reason is stronger than emotion more often than not; the mind and the heart struggle  with each other, and the mind always wins.
  2. Your choice shows a beautiful mind and kind heart; your innermost mood is generally sunny, you’re good natured and a gem in other people’s lives; altruistic and positive, you can be a well of good energy.
  3. You’re complex and contradicting, your soul goes to dizzying highs but also to abyssal lows; you’re painfully honest to yourself and you can wield a good choice of words.
  4. You don’t take anything for granted; you have an analytical mind, and you may often get hit by a “bird-eye” vision of the world in which everything seems strange or artificial.
  5. This may come as a complete surprise to you, but you have a mathematical mind; your reason is strong, even though you’re an emotional, nurturing person; your feelings are rooted and reliable; you’re realistic and grounded.

So what did you get? I’d love to read from you, so feel free to leave me a comment with your choice. Feel just as free to check out the many available personality tests in the Personality Tests section above, or by scrolling down the Older Posts on the Home page. Looking forward to reading from you!

Ana

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New Year’s Special – Personality Test What is your Calling?

As promised, here goes another Special! This is the final personality test in the What is your Calling? series, and what it requires you to do is this: Relax, and let the concept of “dream job” go through your head. Which of the following words describes best how you feel about this concept? Please stay true to yourself, and don’t force one of these words on yourself, but go with the one that naturally sticks.

  1. Must
  2. Money
  3. Passion
  4. Useful
  5. Pleasure

Interpretations:

  1. You feel pretty far removed from your true calling; you might think you know what it is, but your choice shows you do not; it also hints that your vocation has to do with freedom and maybe intellectuality.
  2. You live for success, whether you’re fully aware of it or not; you would be pretty much into anything as long as success and acknowledgement are at the end of the road; you might be good with math and finances.
  3. You’re driven and decided, maybe also perseverant; your strengths may lie in entrepreneurship or sports, and you might be a born leader; you’ll put your personal life on hold for the sake of what you do, you’re dedicated by nature.
  4. You live to serve; you’ll do what it takes to serve your community, you’re grounded and mature; you’re good with people and love to see their needs fulfilled; wisdom is one of your strengths.
  5. You’re born for the arts; you believe that any job requires talent and you might be an advocate of education; you may be given to teaching or mentoring; you like to have a hand in forming the young.

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Christmas Special Personality Test – What is Your Calling?

A Christmas Special personality test of the series What is Your Calling, y’all! You’ve most probably been asked quite a few times by now what you’d like for Christmas, so this question shouldn’t have you pondering for too long. So here it is:

Which of the following presents would you prefer that Santa placed under your tree?

  1. The classical perfume or body care products
  2. A new-technology gadget
  3. A bottle of valuable old wine
  4. A rare artifact from a faraway land
  5. Something to wear, a suit or a dress

Interpretations:

  1. You’re aware of the importance of image; a job where you take the front line, where you deal with people and the limelight would suit you well; PR, marketing, events or entertainment are for you.
  2. There’s no question you understand the value of progress; you’re one to try and be ahead of the competition at all times; you might make a good entrepreneur; in any case, you’d do well in business; of course, inclination towards science goes without saying.
  3. You see the value of the inner world, and you appreciate quality and finesse; you could make a good teacher, philosopher, writer; you find your comfort in the depths of the mind, and you might do well sharing them.
  4. You appreciate the past, diversity, secrets and myths; you might discover that you have a passion for archeology, research, museum-related jobs or journalism; you’re braver than you give yourself credit for.
  5. You might be a born actor or actress; what you wear affects your mood and enhances certain parts of you; you could be pretty much anything you decide to, but taking on different roles at different times is what you’re most comfortable with; you might do well in Arts or Language.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as the previous tests. Wait? You don’t know about the previous ones? Check out the Personality Tests section above as well as Older Posts at the bottom of the page to find a whole world of personality tests that will help you discover the still unknown depths of your inner self. For more goodies follow me on Twitter or Facebook and be sure that I’ll be there to answer any question you might have. In fact, I’m always thrilled to hear from you. Wish you a Merry Christmas, wonderful days and magical nights and, most of all, a tremendously generous Santa!

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NEW personality test of the series What’s Your Calling

The time has come for a new quiz of the series What is Your Calling! This is a very subtle one, so try to go deep into yourself when making your choice. Still, try not to take more than 30 seconds in order to ensure that you stay true to your inner self. Don’t let anything and anyone influence you.

Which of the following activities do you most enjoy doing with your hands?

  1. Typing/writing with pens, etc.
  2. Knitting/pottering
  3. Painting
  4. Making knives; anything to do with metal.
  5. Cooking

Interpretations:

  1. You’re an intellectual; your mind is your sharpest weapon and it’s what can best serve your fellow humans. That unique something you can offer the world is of intellectual nature.
  2. You’re a creature of crafts; reliable and grounded, you’re useful to society in basic, indispensable ways. That unique something you can offer the world is related to the basis of all professions – crafts.
  3. You’re an artist at heart, but you can also blend the arts with crafts. You’re the decorator, the home-maker, the visionary, the one who can help others build a perfect home and a perfect family. You inspire people. You may challenge tradition.
  4. You’re a warrior, a defender or an attacker, depending on your cause. You’re dangerous and devious. The unique something you can offer the world is martial in nature, for defense or attack.
  5. You’re a nurturing soul. You’re the world’s healer, the doctor, the therapist, the kind heart, the accommodator, sometimes the mentalist. You may have certain inclinations to the occult.

Enjoyed this? Check out the Personality Tests section of this side and Older Posts at the bottom of the home page for many more tests and psych discussions. Stay tuned for a new quiz on Monday and more of this series and the series What Kind of Lover are You by Christmas.

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Personality Test – Who am I?

As promised, more personality tests and hot psych topics coming up! Please look at the lines below and make your decision, as always, as quickly as possible. Which of the following inspires you the most?

  1. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. (John Ruskin)
  2. Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching. (Anonymous)
  3. People say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. (Zig Ziglar)
  4. The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. (Anonymous)
  5. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Interpretation:

  1. You’re very well aware of your reality; a doer, a person of action; your pleasures are earthy and sensual; sturdy personality, no–nonsense.
  2. Feelings and high emotion are what drives you; bold even though maybe shy, you have an intense inner world; vivid imagination.
  3. You’re an entrepreneur; you like taking your destiny into your own hands and steering it to where you want; a free spirit, has leadership talents.
  4. You’re altruistic by nature and Spartan in your habits, but also emotionally vulnerable; past hurts have given you a hard shell that’s super hard to penetrate.
  5. You push yourself ever further, and you accept sacrifice; you grit your teeth and keep bleeding if it’s for a good cause, but you need to find your boundaries.

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Personality Test: What does your Motto say about you?

Got a new personality test for you guys! Please read the mottos below – the one that appeals to you fastest will reveal something about the darker layers of your personality.

  1. If you believe, you can achieve.
  2. Do my best so that I can’t blame myself for anything.
  3. If something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.
  4. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
  5. Be who you were meant to be.

What your choice says about you:

  1. You’re optimistic, you’re a believer, you have a lot of positive energy. As weak spot, you might give up more easily than you expect. Keep at things.
  2. You’re a hard-worker, ambitious but realistic. You’re reliable for those you care for.   As weak spot, you might lower your standards because of too much “realism.”
  3. You’re driven by your passions, both professionally and personally. As a weak spot, you’re insecure at the same time. But, when you do feel confident, you can achieve the impossible.
  4. You’re courageous, a fighter, even though you might avoid uncalculated risks. As weak spot, you might be too fearful – even though you’re strong and always out to defeat the fear. Work to make the monster smaller.
  5. You have a sense of destiny, and authenticity is extremely important to you. You might have a well developed sixth sense, and a sense of mission. As weak spot, your interpretations of reality might be too subjective. But your intuition is right more often than not.

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Personality test: How does this picture make you feel?

Please choose from the following the variant that best describes how looking at this picture makes you feel within the first seconds. You won’t believe what your choice can reveal about you.

  1. Safe, relaxed, peaceful
  2. Intrigued, excited, travel
  3. Old, loss of perspective
  4. Culture, history, smart, special
  5. Mystery, possibility, infinity

Interpretations:

  1. Your strength is: your inner world is your haven; it’s rich enough to feed an army.
  2. Your strength is: you’re electrifying, active, dynamic.
  3. Your strength is: you’re a creature of progress, modernity, you can make it in modern society. Might have to watch out for depression.
  4. Your strength is: you’re an explorer, a discoverer, and you have great eye for both details that matter and essentials.
  5. Your strength is: you’re fascinating, often compelling, huge inner world that can suck in like quicksand.

Of course, these are just sketches based on this quick choice. Take the many other personality tests that are available for you in the Personality Tests section on this site, and get much deeper insights about the still unknown corners of your personality. If want yet more, feel free to ask me for a personal profile. I’m always happy to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in a comment, and don’t shy away from making suggestions for further posts.

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Psychology Facts IV: Did you know that . . .

  1. People are happier when they’re busy. Being busy keeps them optimistic.
  2. Even the illusion of progress motivates people.
  3. 80% of people’s discussions are about what makes them unhappy.
  4. Some experts say that phobias might be memories transferred from generation to generation through the DNA.
  5. Your mind’s natural inclination is to think in symbols. That’s why it’s harder to learn poetry by heart than mentally “record” a movie.
  6. You subconscious mind can’t process negation. Few people know, but your mind doesn’t understand “I don’t understand,” it processes it the other way around. Read more here.
  7. People who laugh more are better able to tolerate pain – both physical and emotional.

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What does your Caption choice say about you?

Take a look at the featured picture and decide – fast – which of the following captions best suits what you FIRST feel when you look at it.

  1. Flower
  2. Love
  3. Red
  4. Petals
  5. Black

Interpretations:

  1. Flower – you’re strong through being calculating, cool-headed, grounded; often attractive like a magnet through detached attitude, which comes across as a provocation.
  2. Love – you’re sensitive and strongly empathic, kind but not necessarily vulnerable; often attractive through calm, sweet, accommodating attitude.
  3. Red – you’re temperamental, fiery, and often make an impression as soon as you walk into a place; often attractive through magnificence.
  4. Petals – you’re spiritual, inclined towards philosophy, profound; often attractive through mysterious attitude, velvety gaze.
  5. Black – you’re inclined to the more obscure, deeply buried matters of the human mind and soul; often attractive through being fascinating.

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What does your concept of Heaven say about you?

Your inner concept of heaven reveals a whole lot about your most lovable qualities. Please read the statements below regarding Heaven, and decide fast which one resonates with you best. Considering that some of these choices may come across as very “politically desirable,” please make sure you stay bluntly honest with yourself when making the choice.

  1. „A happy family is but an earlier heaven.“ George Bernard Shaw
  2. „The true object of all human life is play; Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.“ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” William Shakespeare
  4. “Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” Rabindranath Tagore
  5. The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” John Milton

Interpretations:

  1. Your altruism is worthy of all praise. Your ability of putting others first makes people crave to be loved by you. You offer a beautiful kind of love.
  2. You’re innovative, spontaneous and always fresh, which may make you particularly attractive. People often enjoy spending time with you.
  3. You’re intriguing, often captivating and compelling. People may often feel fascinated by you.
  4. You have a strong connection to nature, and you may be slightly given to telepathy. People are drawn to you in ways they can’t explain.
  5. Your mind is both your haven and your prison, but this makes you seem secretive, mysterious and irresistibly interesting. Your mind may be a beautiful place.

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What is your potential Superpower? – Test 1

Ever wondered what “superpower” you might be inclined to? We are all born with a special talent, and this is what inspired many of the Marvel superheroes – I’m sure you see my point. Humanity has always sensed – as well as yearned for – the potential behind its limitations, and has brought this to surface in mythologies and histories. While the personality tests on this blog keep it to the realm of reality, I do like to dare a glance beyond it once in a while. *Wink*

So here we go:

Please choose one of the following 5 possibilities fast!

  1. Smash
  2. Flash
  3. Pierce
  4. Storm
  5. Listen

Interpretations:

You are inclined towards:

  1. Physical strength. You might be a good fighter, warrior or athlete.
  2. You may have the ability of doing things particularly fast.
  3. High intelligence. You can always rely on your mind.
  4. Control of the elements of nature. You may feel a great kinship with nature.
  5. Sensing people’s hearts and minds. You may have often experienced telepathy.

 

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Positive Quotes – Which one lifts you up? The answer will reveal something vital about your personality.

Positive lines can do a whole lot to lift our spirits, to give us power to achieve high goals and break limits. The positive quotes that you feel inspire you most will tell a lot about you and your inner strengths, and will bring you a step closer to the deepest and darkest layers of your personality. Read the Positive Quotes below and decide which one has the strongest effect on you. Read the interpretations to find out what your choice says about you.

  1. Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
  2. Every day brings new choices.
  3. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.
  4. You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
  5. I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.

Interpretation:

  1. You’re good at offering what you yourself need, and you may be great at discovering and nourishing the best in people. You’re innovative, and like to challenge tradition. A free spirit, and nonconformist.
  2. You’re positive and forceful by nature. You have a strong personality, get a lot done, you’re a person of action, decisions, of smiles and joy. People might be drawn to you.
  3. You’re wild and very hard to tame – if at all. You’re interested in people’s deepest secrets, and they may often feel they can’t hide anything from you. The opposite sex might often feel naked to your inner eye in some sense, which may result in inexplicable awkwardness.
  4. You often need to feel more cohesive, to align your mind to your soul, your thoughts to your spirit. In truth you do have a well-developed, well-contoured personality, and strong principles. You rarely change your mind.
  5. You’re the pure romantic, a dreamer, and you’re capable of making other people feel they can fly. You retain hope in any situation, but you do feel completely down once in a while. You have a rich inner life. Art and fantasy feed your spirit. You may be a good teacher or artist.

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5 Beliefs Sigmund Freud held about life – which one do you deem most TRUE or FALSE?

Sigmund Freud is a name that doesn’t need introductions. He was a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who worked relentlessly to discover truths of the deepest and darkest layers of the psyche, and he was successful for the most part. His words are of great value. Here are some of his beliefs that he left as legacy. Which one resonates most with you as TRUE or FALSE?

  1. The goal of all life is death.
  2. There are two major factors protecting human health: to love one’s job and to love one’s life.
  3. Our weaknesses are our power.
  4. There is no such thing as love, there is only libido.
  5. People are more intelligent than they can imagine, and they are unimaginably immoral.

When making your choice – which one seems/feels most TRUE or most FALSE to you – also consider how the choice makes you feel, the emotions it wakes in you. Share in a comment, and I’ll get back at you with a short interpretation of what your choice says about you. Looking forward to your comment : )

 

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