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Twitter Thread: The Power Of Setting Personal Boundaries

This powerful Twitter thread focuses on the importance of setting personal boundaries with others around you, and adapting accordingly when those boundaries aren't respected. This woman's mom sounds like an awesome human being. You can see the positive impact that this mom's parenting approach had as the young woman grew up and faced other situations in life where her personal boundaries weren't being respected. 

A powerful Twitter thread about a mom's parenting approach for setting personal boundaries | Erynn Brook @ErynnBrook want tell story about my mum taught allowed leave an uncomfortable situation.
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Religious Quora User Gets Lesson In Group Psychology

After asking an honest question about how this user didn't get why people were made uncomfortable by being preached at, they got an honest answer in the form of a lesson in group psychology, and the formation of in-groups and out-groups. For something more lighthearted, here are some absolutely insane quora questions, and here's a tumblr thread explaining the loopholes when it comes to holy water.

Religious quora question gets answer that details how group psychology works | Quora Open App Sign Why do people get angry try share word God with them only do because care about them deeply and don't want them end up hell feel like some people avoid because this. Is there any way get through them?
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Tumblr Thread: Shining Light On Anxiety Disorders

Someone's cutting onions in here, man. It's fun to take a break from the typical madness of Tumblr, and just have a post that's all good feels. 

A powerful Tumblr thread shines light on various anxiety disorders | all T-Mobile LTE 8:27 PM 83% norma1-people-sxare group rough looking boys walked past today and all heard their conversation he's got anxiety disorder bro so went with him so he'd be more comfortable" and made realise world isn't all bad fitzefitcher #this is team skull its-just--phage
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Quick Quora Post On The Word "Smart"

Some folks might connect with this Quora post that aims to break down the implications of the assigning the word smart to different individuals. Seems like there are a whole lot of "gifted students" out there that suffered the fallout of fielding so much pressure at a young age, just cause tests in class were a bit easier. 

A quick Quora post on the implications of saying someone is really smart | Why are so many gifted students and adults underachievers? Riley Anderson, lives My Head Answered Feb 8 Misguided praise so smart seems like an innocent compliment, right s not. As gifted child told constantly becomes part identity s makes special s people like about intelligence are only valued if are smart. Now little, school is easy. Especially don't have try at all, and get every question right on every test s because
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Quick Tumblr Thread On Tips For Handling Anxiety

This quick and helpful Tumblr thread provides some tips for dealing with anxiety. It's all about giving that overactive brain and imagination something to play with. As it turns out, things like sucking on ice cubes or biting into lemons, are quite effective in alleviating those waves of anxiety as they pop up. 

Check out some more gold from the brilliant minds of Tumblr with this Tumblr monster prompt that invokes the feels.

A quick Tumblr thread provides tips for dealing with anxiety | thesigilwitch just about spiral into bad panic attack, and my boyfriend goes "Stick an ice cube mouth not really sure where he got idea, and kinda laughed at because didn't see would help, but he insistent. So did And now on my second cube, because worked. thesigilwitch He explained his reasoning he got home.
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Tumblr Thread: Why Some Places Feel Strange

Ah, yes, this fun and quick Tumblr thread takes a quick look at liminal spaces. You might relate to how they're described as feeling. 

Tumblr thread explains why some places just feel plain bizarre | tootsie-roll-frankenstein Places where reality is bit altered any target churches texas abandoned 7/11's bedroom at 5 am hospitals at midnight warehouses smell like dust lighthouses with lights don't work anymore empty parking lots ponds and lakes suburban neighborhoods rooftops early morning inside dark cabinet reveille413 playgrounds at night rest stops on highways deep mountains
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Twitter Thread: Positive Psychologist Explains Brains Tripping Out

Alexis Hockley hooked it up with a quick and informative thread on what's potentially taking place in our brains right now, as result of the strange shift in external circumstances. Now more than ever is a time to spread that love and kindness. 

Twitter thread from a positive psychologist on why brains are tripping out | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours. Do feel FLAKEY INCONSISTENT s b/c brain doesn't know news brace next, or next month will hold.
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Twitter Thread: The Brain's Reaction To Long Term Stress

Positive psychology-certified coach Alexis Rockley hooked it up with a helpful, informative Twitter thread that explains the trippy rollercoaster many of our brains are on right now, amidst these strange times. 

Positive psychologist explains brain and body's reaction to long term stress | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours.
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Psychology Experiments With Fascinating Results

This weird and educational AskReddit thread has folks sharing various psychology experiments that turned up interesting results. A whole lot of these results just illustrate a larger picture that our brains are these strange instruments that are doing the best they can, in a reality they're taking their best guesses at. Some studies are more unsettling than others, so proceed at your own risk. 

People describe various psychological studies that turned up interesting results | AverageJames23 1y Not psychologist, but one where given choice between sitting down doing nothing and shocking oneself, people tend choose shock. Ergo would choose pain over boredom.
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Tumblr Thread: "Ask" People and "Guess" People

Depending on how you grew up, you might be the type of person who just asks for stuff and is fine taking no for an answer, or you might be the type of person who wasn't brought up to say no and lives in a world of more passive expectations. Either way, the theory helps explain why both groups have such a hard time communicating. Foranother weird psychological thing, here's a guy's discovery that different people have different internal monologues.

Tumblr thread on how "ask" and "guess" people communicate | In some families, you grow up with the expectation that it's 0K to ask for anything at all, but you gotta realize you might get no for an answer. This is Ask Culture. In Guess Culture, you avoid putting a request into words unless you're pretty sure the answer will be yes. Guess Culture depends on a tight net of shared expectations. A key
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Psychological Tricks and Ways to Mess With People

If you do too many of these you're almost guaranteeing that people will thing you're a complete psycho, but one or two probably couldn't hurt. Learning psychological facts or ways to mess with people likely won't make you more adept at navigating social situations than actually talking to people earnestly, but these are at least fun.

askreddit tricks and ways to mess with people | reddit post by CaramelCrumble Hand them trash conversation. Usually, if reach out with something other person will take and if they're busy talking they won't pay attention handing them do sometimes fun and expression get they finally look down and realize just handed them my trash take care is great.
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Guy's Internal Monologue Discovery Ruins His Day

This guy's seemingly innocent discovery about how our brains work when it comes to the "internal monologue" process ended up inspiring quite the ripple effect. People were shook. To learn that other people in the world are able to have an internal narrative, while others aren't, was too much for some folks to fathom. 

Guy's internal monologue discovery ends up ruining his day | tweet by Kyle KylePlantEmoji Fun fact: some people have an internal narrative and some don't As some people's thoughts are like sentences they "hear and some people just have abstract non-verbal thoughts, and have consciously verbalize them And most people aren't aware other type person. lay bed and think don't hear voice? Like, can say complete sentence brain and hear Delivered no just see words. think, can hear voice head? Like, can
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Frustrated Tutor Gives Wrong Answers to Lazy Student

School can be hard and regrettably expensive. Seeing your classmates not take anything seriously and still pass can be frustrating when you value your education, like this entitled college slacker who demanded their classmates notes and got denied. Also, if they're trying to be something like a doctor, you'd hope they actually study and know their field. This tutor got so frustrated with a ridiculously lazy student that he went and gave him some answers. Not the right answers, just some answers. Other teachers have wily ways of outsmarting cheaters, like this old professor.

Frustrated tutor gives lazy student wrong answers | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by DiaPsy He asked answers, didn't ask right ones used tutor subject my uni called 'Psychological Statistics is one major requirements any psychology related major and minor (any other science can take this place their statistics course if their
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Effective Psychological Hacks Used On People

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share their most effective psychological tricks. The brain is a curious device, and it's remarkable just how easy it can be to press its buttons in your favor, with the right words/actions. Apparently an effective way to befriend people is to ask them for a favor. How about that! 

A group of AskReddit users share their favorite psychological tricks to use on other people | Fasthomeslowcar 7h told our children their hands turn red they lie, two oldest show their hands, youngest looks at hers busted!
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Women That Mistakenly Dated Psychos

Someone on AskReddit attempted to shift the tables, and asked for women to share their experiences with realizing they were dating total lunatics. You just never know how someone's going to end up being, behind closed doors. 

A collection of AskReddit users share times that they realized they were dating total lunatics.
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Therapists Share Interesting Psychological Facts About Humans

Someone on AskReddit asked for therapists to share various facts about humans that we might not know. The results are astounding. We're all just trying to make sense of this chaos on a big rock that's falling through space. 

AskReddit responses to people talking about interesting psychological facts about humans.
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