Kristopher Erickson

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Social Anxiety May Be Associated with High IQ and Empathetic Ability

Over the last few years, studies have been published against the notion of spirituality and the people who practice it. Various studies have also …

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression. Here's How

Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease<p>Mindfulness is <i>“the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts</i> …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

Emotional Intelligence

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon--and a cliché--in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief executive is still alive and well. Whether it's The Donald from <i>The Apprentice</i> or Jack Donaghy from <i>30 Rock</i>, these …

Emotional Intelligence

Release Stress Through Mindfulness: 4 Steps to Freedom

<b>“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James</b><p>I’ve been meditating for many years, but there …

Mindfulness

How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness

Is happiness something we can cultivate or is it a result of our environment? New scientific research is shedding light on the answer, and the results are encouraging.<p>Imagine your brain has all these neural pathways connecting different responses. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam, and you feel …

Mindfulness

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

Psychology

Is Your Mind In Control Of You?

You are not your mind, and you are most definitely not your thoughts.<p>However, your mind is a part of you, a tool for you to utilize as and when you …

5 Steps To Free Your Mind Of Toxic Emotions

I've been meditating for many years, but there are still days when I feel like it's something I just need to check off my to-do list.<p>There's a voice …

Mindfulness

12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating …

10 Questions To Ask Yourself To Stay Positive When Facing Difficulties

Everyone faces difficulties from time to time. It’s a natural part of the cycle of life. Just like we can’t really know hot without knowing cold, we …

Self-help

Some Thoughts on Procrastination

During the year or so before I reached my ultimate financial bottom, I had this faint sense in the back of my head that I needed to make some …

9 Things You Must Do for Your Brain

Very few of us have been taught how to keep our brains healthy.<p>We know too many sweets are bad for our weight. It's easy to remember too little sleep will affect our mood. Every child knows that a Band-Aid is the answer for a scrape or cut. But what about our brains? What are we supposed to do when …

10 Character Flaws That Can Derail Even Good People - Dr. Thomas M Brunner

Mar | 2012<p>1st<p>Thursday<p>Good people can become great, but usually they don’t. Part of the problem is good people are often unaware of how close they are …

7 Ways You Can Unlock Your Hidden Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions and those of the people around you.<p>People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling. They understand what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people--and they apply …

Emotional Intelligence

When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Raised By Parents With Low Emotional Intelligence

<i>Ten-year-old Jasmine lies alone on her bed, glad to be sequestered behind the closed doors of her room. “It could happen,” she whispers quietly to</i> …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

How to Supercharge your Social Life by Tweaking One Tiny Aspect of your Personality

Have you ever wondered how some people can confidently stroll into any room, approach the first person they see, and quickly jump into deep …

Self-help

Humans Recognize Emotions from Body Patterns

European researchers have presented a new model on how humans recognize the emotions of others.<p>Philosophers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum believe …

Mindfulness Training and the Compassionate Brain

There is a gamut of recent neuroscientific studies that support the transformative power of mindfulness and compassion meditation. Different types of …

Mindfulness

Which of these five dysfunctional personality types best describes you?

Many animals rely heavily on instinct when it comes to raising their young. Of course, I will never know if a mama bear is concerned about feeding …