Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports. Last, sixth facet of neuroticism trait - Vulnerability. This is a trait that dictionary defines as inability to withstand unfavourable, threatening conditions. Be it poor defense, inadequate security orto little self-confidence, perhaps even on the basis of learnt helplessness. Vulnerability can be total or very specific to conditions or affects (this is when we say "I have a hole in my armour", mine, for example is dying cats). Usually, when people believe that they are threatened aiming at their vulnerabilities, they respond with inadequately strong or aggressive behavior (based on thought, which is often inaccurate, that the price of loss is too big). Incorrect assessment of the situation and own capabilities to deal with it is often accompanied by the learned helplessness ("oh, it will not work anyway"). Low vulnerability score in NEO PI-R shows that you tend to assess your own ability to deal with difficult situations as strong and helpful. High score shows that you tend to be less resilient to the stress, have weaker skills to deal with it, have stronger tendency to be dependent, experience feelings of hopelessness or panic in unusual or critical situation. High vulnerability score show tendency to assess danger better (earlier, wider, deeper) and will make sure to use protective measures. Such measures will not always be necessary, but hey, better safe than sorry. On the other hand, high vulnerability uses a lot of your energy and is a barrier to create warm, open and trusting relationship. If this is a problem, then first step would be to assess critically your catastrophe scenarios. My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. Photo: Ruwad Al Karem from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #neopir #neuroticism #vulnerability
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Podcast I would like to recommend - "Infinite Monkey Cage". While it covers a very wide range of topics, today I enjoyed "Science of Dreaming", and there is more on human mind and psychology related subjects. It is difficult to discuss such a subjective field with so much reliance on memory and personal interpretation, but these guys do it brilliantly. Podcast hosts - Brian Cox and Robin Ince with a panel of cool guests for each episode. Episode on dreaming: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008wtj My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach.proto #spoonfulofreason #psychology #recommendations #podcast #infinitemonkeycage
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
More/again about the robots and psychology. As we know, robots need to be made to have some human like features to make their job easier. It actually is a real problem - if humans are awkward about the robots, then robots cannot help people as well as they could, or people do not trust robots with the tasks at all. So, this is an area of research now. If robot is assessed to be high on agreeableness, emotional stability and conscientiousness (!), then people are more likely to have a positive outlook towards it. The longer people interact with the robot, the more they are likely to like it - even if they were regarded as weird looking in the beginning. My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. Research: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0747563221000789 Photo: ergoneon from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #robots
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports. Second trait - Openness. This is a trait composed of six facets: fantasy (active imagination), aesthetics (sensitivity to art forms), feelings (attentiveness to inner feelings), actions (adventurousness, preference for variety), ideas (intellectual curiosity) and values (psychological liberalism). Most people fall in the middle between high and low scores. Low score predicts a person who is more traditional in thinking, behavior and appearance. People who score high tend to be more involved in creativity and learning, they will always prefer a new taste and untried road. Society as usual requires balance - accumulated knowledge and experience from traditionalists and continuous learning and inventions from the radical liberals. And most of the others who usually adapt their behaviors to the situation and may use both sides of the continuum. My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. Photo: Peter H from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #neopir #openness

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