Theory & training Articles

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...

The Positive Psychology Movement – Why It Isn’t What it Sounds

Heard about ‘positive psychology‘, but brushed it off because you are a realist? Or it sounded a bit too ‘shiny happy people’ to take seriously? The name of positive psychology is misleading. Read on to learn the misunderstandings about the positive psychology movement that might be stopping you from accessing it’s useful tools. 7 Myths About...