Tag Archives: psychology

In the claws of sadness: why do people like sad art?

“I stand amid the roarOf a surf-tormented shore,And I hold within my handGrains of the golden sand —How few! yet how they creepThrough my fingers to the deep,While I weep — while I weep!” — Edgar Allan Poe – Dream within a dream Everybody wants to be happy, right? For many people, the main goal in […]

Too much, too soon, too little

It was the night. I was coming back home by car with my parents. As a little girl, I was sleeping on the back couch. A big wham and jolt woke me up. I was shocked because I didn’t know what had happened. My father got out of the car. I was crying and screaming […]

VOICES April 2022

Oh, April! The month of rebirth and re-awakening – look at those trees and flowers! After a surprisingly long winter, we can enjoy the sunny and warm weather again. Can you smell the new adventures in the air? Finally, we can say bye-bye to winter coats and enjoy outdoor activities. Hiking to Vodno every weekend? […]

“Ndjenja e gjelbër”: Zilia, është shok, apo armik?

“Atëherë mbretëresha u trondit dhe u bë e verdhë dhe e gjelbër nga zilia. Që nga ajo orë, sa herë që shikonte Borëbardhën, zemra i gulçonte në gji, aq shumë e urrente vajzën. Dhe zilia dhe krenaria rriteshin gjithnjë e më shumë në zemrën e saj si një bar i keq, kështu që ajo nuk […]

The “Green Feeling”: Envy, is it Friend, or Foe?

“Then the queen was shocked and turned yellow and green with envy. From that hour, whenever she looked at Snow White, her heart heaved in her breast, she hated the girl so much. And envy and pride grew higher and higher in her heart like a weed, so that she had no peace day or […]

Why do we like horror movies?

Sweaty hands, heart racing, stomach dancing in our belly. The adrenaline flows through our bodies. We crave symptoms that would usually let us petrified even though our entire body was screaming “RUN”. But why? Why would we want to simulate a terrifying experience, on purpose? Why would we want to make our bodies believe that […]

Парите не ги усреќуваат сиромашните

„Парите не ги усреќуваат сиромашните“ – Колиш Роден сум во една од најбогатите земји на светот. Имам сè што би можел да посакам: топла вода, покрив над главата што не прокиснува, семејство што пружа љубов, образование, технологија, пристојна живеачка, пристап до сите удопства што ги нуди модерното време. Преку ноќ се најдов себеси во многу […]

Money does not make the poor happy

”Money does not make the poor happy” – Coluche I was born in one of the richest countries in the world. I have everything I could wish for: Hot water under a waterproof roof, a loving family, daily education, technology, ease of living, transportation, as well as everything that modern comfort can bring. Overnight I […]

First Impression

The first impression is a psychological term which means that the substructure of a person’s mental image if we think a human in our mind as a building. The first step of construction is building substructure and then building floors. f the building substructure is weak, it doesn’t matter how the floors are. That’s why […]

Negative feedback – is it effective?

To understand, how you should give critique to people in different situations you need to understand the psychology behind it. How to actually give feedback or critique to one another in a way that it actually motivate you to do better? Negative feedback triggers the defense When you think about the last moment you received […]

Lazy birthday to all busy people!

In our time and age we are constantly running. The media is telling us not to waste our time. “Time is money”, did you ever hear that phrase?  I did, and I still do. Be careful, it is not far from being engaged at work to being addicted. That’s why on 21st of July we […]