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A Psychodynamic Guide to Self-Actualization

This is your ultimate psychodynamic guide to self-actualization when the self-help grind failed you. It will help you move away from toxic hustle culture and reconnect to your real self. The reason that self-improvement didn’t make you happy, is that you tried to actualize an idealised version of yourself. And…

What Is Mental Health? 16 Signs of Psychological Wellness

What is mental health? What does psychological wellness feel like? Happiness? Mastering all negative emotions? It’s tricky, isn’t it. Only very recently has there even been an interest in understanding mental wellness – mostly pioneered by the positive psychology movement. Before, the focus was always more on mental illness and…

Defense Mechanisms

A Case For Defense Mechanisms Defense Mechanisms are our inbuilt anxiety management system. Denial, projection, repression, intellectualization, shield us from anxiety and protect our self-esteem.  Imagine your most embarrassing memories were playing in our head 24/7. Imagine you were constantly aware of the fact that everyone you love is going…

Book Notes: The Courage to Be Disliked

by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga Here are my book notes from “The Courage to Be Disliked” by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga, which is all about Adlerian Individual Psychology. Get the book here (affiliate link). Yellow highlight | Location: 133 None of us live in an objective world, but…

Freud’s Personality Theory

In this article, we’ll dive into Freud’s personality theory: ① 👉 affect-trauma model ② 👉 topographical model with conscious, preconscious, and unconscious contents of the psyche ③ 👉 structural model with the Id, Ego, and Super-Ego structure. I want to show you why Freud’s personality theory was so revolutionary. And…