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Are Psychological Tests Really Helpful?

The necessity to find out who are we is as old as the hills. The ancient Sumerian tribes used the first psychological tests in the sixth century B. C. That practice helped the wise men to choose the bravest and decisive men to join the warriors. The power of their will was proven by the cruel assay. A man was to shoot his own horse from his bow. A wide number of similar examples can be found in the Bible. The most famous experiment was probably carried out by Solomon. The ancient governor used the psychological method to arbitrate the two women who couldn’t decide which of them was the mother of a baby. He pretended he wanted to kill the baby. The real mother agreed to give her baby to the other woman in order to save its life. Confucius and his followers founded the method of public officials screening based on their personal achievements without taking into consideration their wealth and aristocratic origin. The shortlisting for the philosophic and religious schools in Greece was based not only on the depth of students’ knowledge but also on the ability to use the skills in a critical situation. In the end of nineteenth century the British scientists Fransis Galton has carried out the public examination and psychological testing of an enormous group of ten thousand people. In that way he showed how dramatic the difference is even between the people of one and the same age. Several years later the German psychologist Munsterberg developed the psychological tests that we still use.

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Falling In Love With Yourself: Signs Of Low Self-Esteem And Ways To Rise It

When you love yourself, the life itself starts loving you, and if you are having hard times accepting yourself with all your shortcomings, you definitely need some help. Some people spend many years (and dollars) on visiting psychiatrists who are supposed to help them solve this problem, but in fact, you can easily cope with it on your own. So, you belong to this category of people if you:

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Put Your Anger under Control

Anger is a powerful emotion which is characteristic of every person no matter how mild he or she seems to be. If being suppressed, anger can destroy you from the inside, if revealed without measure and reason it can hurt people surrounding you. That’s why it is very important to control your anger in order not to cause troubles both yourself and other people.

Anger control will save you from some problems with your health. If you are in a hot temper too often and the feeling is too strong it may lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases and disorders of your nervous system. If the anger is suppressed it usually leads to anxiety, depression, headaches, skin disorders and digestive problems. The fact is, anger is neither good nor bad – it is just a normal emotion you should learn to work with.

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