Theory & training Articles

Personality Disorder vs Personality Trait – The Difference You Need to Know

The internet has helped us all become more savvy about mental health. But sadly, it has also led to mental health diagnoses being thrown around like casual weapons. Boss doesn’t like you? Narcissist. Girlfriend angry you broke up with her? Borderline. In reality, only a small percentage of the population have personality disorders. We all,...

Introvert or Extrovert? Jung Personality Types 

Dividing personalities into groups goes back to at least the Greeks, with their system of ‘four humours’. But most modern personality systems, such as the Myers-Briggs, are a modified take on a system for understanding personality created by Jung himself, along with the terms ‘extrovert’ and ‘introvert’.   So what exactly are Jung’s personality types? Jung Personality Types ...

What is a ‘Schema’ in Psychology?

In psychology, ‘schemas’ are the patterns of thinking that your mind creates to organise and understand the information it takes in. How does this new information slot in with what you already know? What can you therefore expect from this experience/ person/ situation? You could see a schema as a sort of ‘mind shortcut‘. It’s...