15 Disturbing Forms of Verbal Abuse in Relationships - you need to be able to recognize them in you and in others, because words hurt hurt as much as fists, and leave no scars.
1. Withholding - when you say only part of information, and leave the rest hanging in the air, like "keys are there"
2. Countering - when you say "no", "but", "why", "what about you" as beginning of each answer
3. Discounting - when you show that your partner has no right to feel ("I already have a headache, I can't take you and your anxiety right now")
4. Verbal abuse disguised as jokes ("c'mon, silly, I am joking")
5. Blocking and diverting - especially when your partner clearly does not like to talk about the topic, such as money, weight or children
6. Accusing and blaming ("this is you fault that I cannot do X").
7. Judging and criticizing ("you can never be happy for me").
8. Trivializing ("I'd love to have your problems").
9. Undermining ("you are talking nonsense, this is not worth my time").
10. Threatening ("If you don't stop doing X, I am leaving").
11. Name calling (anything between obvious "idiot" to not so obvious "you are such a victim").
12. Forgetting - no matter if it is big or small thing to forget, attempt to remember is missing, and it hurts.
13. Ordering ("now you get up and go buy X").
14. Denial ("I have done no such thing").
15. Abusive anger - any form of aggressive speech. No yelling is deserved.
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Only cheese in mouse trap comes for free. And sometimes - glimpses of human kindness, such as this free book.
Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam, Tegan Cruwy, "Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19" is a book by four social psychologists about the pandemic, about how we succeed and fail to deal with it and which psychological phenomenons take part in it. We do not necessarily realize that identity perception, leadership, social influence, difference between "comply" and "support", behavior change, conspiracy theories, social distancing, group threats, risk perception and management, collective trauma, mass psychology, solidarity, inequality, polarization and group identity have an impact on all of us, all at once.
To be able to identify the importance and magnitude of each factor is not an easy task, but might be easier to handle after reading this great book.
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Minimalism is a way of life focused on owning as few things as possible (or only as many as necessary). Besides obvious financial or time-saved-for-tidying advantages, switching to minimalism as minimalism itself has noticeable psychological benefits.
Participants in this qualitative study were practitioners of minimalism. They stated that they enjoy an improved wellbeing due to increased autonomy, competence, mental space, awareness and positive emotions. Previous research also identifies themes of simplicity, pro-ecological behaviors and control on materialism.
How many thing s do you own that you do not really need? And how about that mental space?...
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Does minimalism, besides being nice source of content for social media, have any other benefits, for example, psychological? Apparently, it does.
The research outlines four behaviors related to minimalism: clutter removal, cautious shopping, longevity (of the purchased items, I assume) and self-sufficiency.
The research also found that minimalism significantly increases feeling of flourishing (nice choice of the term!) and alleviates depression.
👆 I _always_ said, that tidying is a great form of meditation, that it is also a series of calm, repetitive motions (and leads to relaxation), besides, the result is always visually pleasing!
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