Human Behavior Archives - Kamini Wood
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Narcissist Triangulation: Ending the Manipulation

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Triangulation is a form of manipulative behavior often present in dysfunctional families and toxic relationships. This model of destructive social interaction is typically an inseparable part of narcissistic abuse.   Covert narcissists often use triangulation to control and manipulate their partners, family members, friends, or coworkers. They use this manipulative strategy to bring another person into […]

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Life Coaching Vs. Therapy: What’s the Difference?

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Sometimes life challenges go beyond our coping mechanisms, and we need support in overcoming them. It’s important to find the correct support system and you may feel uncertain about where to seek help – should you reach out to a friend, speak to your GP, find a therapist, or hire a life coach? Many people […]

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7 Ways To Stop Seeking Validation on Social Media

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As humans, we are naturally wired to crave attachment and validation. We share an instinct to connect and bond with others, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, in the age of the Internet and technology, social media has become the place we turn to for contact, inclusion, and validation. It seems we have […]

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Deeper Dive into Avoidant and Insecure Attachment Styles

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Family relationships and early childhood experiences can considerably affect a person’s character, attitudes, emotions, behavior, and mental health. Unhealthy family interactions and attachment styles can influence one’s personality, causing profound distress in a person’s adult relationships and well-being.  Insecure attachment styles typically stem from some sort of early trauma. A child who grows up with […]

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What is Emotional Eating | How to Stop Negative Habits

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All of us sometimes turn to food for comfort when we feel stressed and overwhelmed. How many times have you used food to make yourself feel better emotionally? Emotional eating doesn’t involve physical hunger but reaching for food in response to negative emotions. Sometimes, when something upsetting happens to us, we turn to food for […]

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Why Emotions Are So Important | Improving Mental Health

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Emotions play an essential role in our everyday behavior and overall wellbeing. Emotions are an integral part of our lives that we use to communicate our subtlest feelings. They influence our perceptions, relationships, behavior, and the choices we make at any given moment. Emotions help us understand other people but also allow others to understand […]

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The Connection between Thoughts and Emotions

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Thoughts involve our ideas, beliefs, and opinions about ourselves and the world around us. Thoughts form based on our genetics and life experiences, and they are mostly under our conscious control, which means that we can choose to control and change them. Emotions represent the flow of experience of feelings caused by something external (an […]

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Meditation vs. Mindfulness: A Beginner’s Guide

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Meditation and mindfulness are often used in a similar context, however, these words are not interchangeable. Both practices involve life skills that help you calm your mind and access your inner world by focusing entirely on the present moment. Both mindfulness and meditation offer tools to relax, overcome negative thinking patterns, and increase happiness. The […]

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Why Do We Avoid Conflict? How Conflicts Can Help

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We all strive for pleasure and satisfaction in our relationships. A presence of conflict for many people means feelings of discomfort and stress. As we normally want to avoid that flood of negative emotions, we often avoid confronting the issue either by postponing the conflict for later or closing our eyes to it altogether.  Most […]

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