Why You Should Let Your Personality Type Guide Your Career Path

You may have realised – or perhaps you’re in the process of discovering – that you have a certain personality type. This refers to what you, as an individual, prefer when you are using your mind or focusing your attention. For instance, you may prefer to spend your time in the outside world or you…View Post

The Psychology Behind Social Games

There’s no question that social gaming has had and continues to have an impact on the way we handle social relations. While gaming in itself is arguably a temporary escape from reality, playing games with other people present (whether virtually or in reality) functions as an extension of every gamer’s social sphere. But just how…View Post

Why Every Writer Needs to Keep Their Inner Critic in Check

As a writer, I’ve really struggled with this inner critic that harshly judges the work that I do. We’re our own worst critics – that’s true. And this applies to writing, especially. Every writer should be willing to critique their work and find the faults that need correcting and be actively engaged in this enterprise.…View Post

Why We Should Reject Cynicism in Favour of Scepticism

We would all like to think that when we do something with good intentions and act on those intentions, we are behaving as purely morally upright people. We may believe that we can easily discern when we (or others) act altruistically and when the opposite is true. However, our conflicted and flawed nature means this…View Post

The Problem With Being Obsessed About Travel

I’ve written before about how travelling can be addictive. I’ve also defended the millennial obsession with travelling. Obviously, it’s better to be ‘addicted’ to travelling than, say, gambling. But if the urge to just ‘travel more’ and hoard travel experiences becomes the centre of one’s focus, then this kind of experientialism may lose meaning and value. Just as a focus…View Post