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Is volition a reality or an illusion?

This question is very similar to others on this forum, and I think almost everything in the question is answered there. Does something exist separate from the physical body? I don't think you will ...
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Correlation between selfie and Narcissism

Self-reported number of selfies has been found to correlate positively with some measures of narcissism in US men (Fox and Rooney, 2015). Fox, J., & Rooney, M. C. (2015). The Dark Triad and ...
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Why do teenagers take so many selfies?

The question you link to has an answer which says: "narcissism in US men" which is quite a different category than what you ask here. Selfie-ism or Selfitis is not a disorder, or by default ...
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Is there a (evolutionary) purpose of self-pity?

Short answer Self-pity may not have any evolutionary benefit, but may instead be part of the social capabilities allowing to feel empathy. Empathy in turn is a crucial component in social interactions....
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What is the matrix of self and the outside world, evil and good?

This may not totally match your description (the person's worldview, the evilness of the viewed objects), but it's quite analogous to the table of style of attachment, so I put it here. I do notice ...
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Disprove that Humans are selfish

Giving a dollar to homeless people on the street serves no aid to the donor, since the only difference is who has that dollar, and clearly to have the dollar is better than not. This action is ...
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Does 3rd person reference to self change perception of self?

One way to think about this is called "self-distancing" (e.g., Kross & Ayduk, 2011), which has primarily been studied in terms of emotion regulation. Self-distancing is when you view your ...
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Phrase used by jordan peterson about "revealing"

Re-reading the whole quote and not just the first 3 sentences there does seem to be some ramblings which need citations to back his claims. The crux of your question: I am puzzled [with] what he ...
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What is the correlation between the development of the sense of self and the senses?

This question is quite broad, firstly, because these tests measure different (though interrelated) cognitive faculties and at different developmental stages and secondly because there is a lot to say ...
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What self-image do most people have?

Short answer: ... on the balance, most people tend to view themselves positively. Longer answer: Not much is clear about self-image. One thing that is clear is that self-image is not one thing. ...
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Disprove that Humans are selfish

I encourage you to read what evolutionary psychology has to say about what you're talking about. This science is maybe the origin of your "dark" vision but it is due to a common oversimplification. As ...
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Long term effects of a high self monitor who voluntarily chooses a contradictory self-presentation

So basically the question eventually became about the influences of on-line activities on changing (improving in this case) one's behavior if not downright one's personality in real life. There is a ...
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Are there any critiques on the Self-Determination Theory by Deci & Ryan?

The University of Zurich has a pdf file of an article which was directly from the University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences. The article has an outline of many criticisms of SDT from ...
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Relationship between intelligence (IQ) and Big 5 Personality

I suppose this needs a more in-depth answer, but a quick search found one twin study (Bartels et al. 2012), which not only correlated IQ with Big5, but also tried to determine how much of that has a ...
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is it unconcious?

This broad article introduces theories of what unconscious thought is and how it relates to conscious thoughts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconscious_thought_theory . I recommend it. 1) All ...
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Why would someone state that "self-esteem doesn't exist"?

In the video, he states: What is self-esteem? It is a word (actually it is two words). It is sort of something you think you might have or not have. But, that's a figure of speech. That's not an ...
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Why would someone state that "self-esteem doesn't exist"?

I assume the title is designed to be a bit provocative. But I think he makes a few claims: Big Five personality (especially neuroticism and extraversion) explains self-esteem well. It's very ...
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Relationship between intelligence (IQ) and Big 5 Personality

Intelligence as measured by g is most associated with Openness, at modest levels, about r = .10-.15, meaning that only 1% of the variance of each is explained by the other.
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Depression Causing Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

TL;DR: In one study I found, major depression preceded onset of BDD in 22% of cases (Gunstad & Phillips, 2003). More Complete Answer Reading Phillips & Stout (2006) linked in the answer by ...
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Depression Causing Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

TLDR version: it appears depression-as-a-risk-factor-for-BDD hasn't actually been studied, so the quoted UK NGO claims might stem from a blurring of risk factors and comorbidity. Let's start by ...
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Is there a robust method to prove the existence of reincarnation?

Short answer You are confusing belief or faith with a hypothesis. Background Instead of a methodological answer, this question might, perhaps arguably, be tackled better from a slightly more ...
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Does homosexuality correlate with narcissism or finding yourself attractive?

What you have here is a hypothesis and it's almost impossible to answer this conclusively because you can't design a randomized study but only look at correlations. In addition, "narcissism" itself ...
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Does self-compassion have negative consequences?

I know this is not a very scientific answer but as for most of the Social and mental properties the normal is determined by the Common properties of individuals are determined by the Common properties ...
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Does self-compassion have negative consequences?

This is only my own experience, but for many years I had no self-esteem and did things that were harmful to myself. It wasn't until I started thinking objectively about myself as a child that I could ...
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