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How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts

When Susan Cain wrote <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i> in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine, spent weeks on the <i>New York Times</i> best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks, with more than 13 million views.<p>…

Teaching

We Are Defining Love the Wrong Way

It is time to change the meaning of the word “love.”<p>The word is mostly used according to the first definition given in the dictionary: “an intense …

Smiling Really Is Contagious, And Here's Why

Our brains are just trying to understand other people's feelings.<p>When you beam at someone, <i>a lot</i> happens during that interaction without you knowing it.<p>It turns out that not just our grins, but all of our facial expressions are contagious, according to a paper published in the journal Trends in …

Psychology

Want a Better Life? All You Have to Do Is Dream

“To sleep, perchance to dream.” ~ William Shakespeare<p>Although this snippet from the famous soliloquy rendered by Hamlet relates to the main …

Attention Fellow Introverts: It's Time to Stop Beating Ourselves Up

I crave time alone even when I'm lonely. How I'm learning to accept my introversion while pushing myself out of my comfort zone.<p>A few years ago, my best friend of over a decade called me and I chose not to answer. We were living in different states and hadn't seen each other in months; in his …

Psychology

Ways For Introverts to Get Their Energy Back When Other Humans Suck It Out of Them

I love people, kind of. I enjoy being social, occasionally. But people also really, really stress me out. To the casual observer, I'm probably perceived as somewhat of an extrovert, mainly because I can hold a conversation (never mind how many hundreds of times I go over that conversation in my …

Personality

How to Profile a Narcissist With One Simple Question

Have you ever wondered whether someone you know, perhaps a friend, a colleague, or even a close family member, is a narcissist? How would you find …

Warning: Your selfie addiction could be ruining your love life

“Selfie" is not just a word of the year, but also the mainstay of postings on social media sites such as Instagram. With the prevalence of …

How to Love Your Body into Weight Loss | Women's Health

That might be one reason why recent research published in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i>shows that women who think they're overweight—regardless of whether they are or not—are more likely to gain weight in the future.<p>“Every day [people criticize] their bodies and say all of these unkind words …

Con Artists Use These Psychological Tactics to Manipulate People to Believe Them Every Time | Inc.com

Can You Ever Be Too Nice? You Sure Can.

It’s almost impossible to exaggerate the aggravation of dealing with someone who’s not very nice. Mean people are annoying at best and destructive at …

Speaking Up For Your Feelings

What do you generally do when you are in an interaction with someone and you are feeling anxious, scared, or lonely from the interaction?<p>Perhaps the other person is judging you, blaming you, or threatening you, or is being sarcastic or discounting of you. Or maybe the other person keeps …

Facebook friends are almost unanimously fake, suggests evolutionary psychology professor

How many of your Facebook friends would you say are truly friends with you? A new Oxford University study has found that friends lists on …

Why you eat so much

Almost 20 years ago, psychology professor and biologist Paul Rozin tested a theory about food. Many people believed their bodies were good at telling them when to start and stop eating, but he wasn't so sure.<p>"A lot of things that control what and how much people eat have nothing to do with the …

Holistic Medicine

How Each Myers Briggs (MBTI) Type Acts In Love

Everyone acts differently when they are in love. Being in love can awaken parts of ourselves that we never knew existed. Each Myers Briggs type has …

Relationships

Do Introverts and Extroverts See Reality Differently?

Do Introverts and Extroverts See Reality Differently? (And What Does This Question Have to Do With Your Relationships?)<p>“Are Extroverts Ruining …

4 secrets to reading body language like an expert:

How important is body language?<p>55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. In fact, when you’re speaking about something …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock. Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i>, the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

Why It's So Hard to Break Habits

<b>Getting hooked changes the brain, scientists find.</b><p>By now, you might have discovered that taming your sweet tooth as a New Year’s resolution is harder …

Why You Should Hire An Introvert Now

Are you a fan of the movies? If so, do you like Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Emma Watson or Audrey Hepburn? If you’re a fan of television, do you like …

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

2<p>SHARES<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another break-up and in …

How the Myers-Briggs Test Saved My Family

Some people think personality tests are pointless. I beg to differ. Without the Myers-Briggs test, I would have hated my sister.

Myers-Briggs

How To Deal With A Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Narcissism

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

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