Trust is one of the most important things in any relationship. That much most can easily agree upon. Lack of trust was named one of the top four reasons for the breakdown of a relationship according to the relationships indicator survey 2011. It is more difficult to specify what we mean when we say: We … Continue reading The Trust That Matters
Conflict makes for good prose. We all adore a well written and thought out villain, often finding their domineering character and dark complexity more compelling than your average heroic do-gooder. As we grow up, we come to realize that the childhood idea of the villain: The do-evil-for-evil's-sake, aim for world domination and chaos; Is usually … Continue reading The Dark Triad of Personalities: Traits of the Everyday Villain
There are many defining moments in our lives. Moments that changed our view of the world in one split second, made us rethink our decisions, affected our personalities or altered our perception of the people around us. Sometimes however it can be difficult to point towards them: Change is gradual. Revelation is, rarely, like a … Continue reading A life-lesson anecdote about what made me take one step away from teenage angst.
The months following my graduation from University in July of 2017 were amongst the perhaps most difficult times of my life. I have previously described unemployment as a feeling: A heavy, uncomfortable mixture of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and stir-craziness. The symptoms of that feeling are in fact not so different from symptoms of depression: … Continue reading Post-Graduate Unemployment: A Downward Spiral
The significance of close friends and frequent social interaction has been much on my mind throughout my life so far. As someone who never enjoyed a large quantity of friends or acquaintances to frequently socialise with, I may have idealised the idea of a large, active group of friends. I have enjoyed deeply involved long-term … Continue reading The Role(s) Of Friendship: And Why One Person Can Only Do So Much.