Elaine Ricafort

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Who Falls for Dishonest People? Not Who You'd Expect

Let’s face it: Some people are far more decent than others.<p>Researchers have studied this tendency and labeled it Honesty-Humility (1), a personality …

The Surprising Value of Negative Thinking

A CEO calls her staff into the conference room on the eve of the launch of a major new initiative. They file in and take their seats around the …

What's Your Hurry?

Are you a pre-crastinator? If so, it could be costing you.<p>Many of us procrastinate constantly. For example, my last “monthly” post was four months …

You Are What You Listen to

When traveling, I purposely listen to a particular album or artist so that the memories become sticky: In Israel, in the midst of a downpour, I …

Do Differences in Attractiveness Really Matter?

In the late 1990s, Hollywood often employed a classic recipe for sitcom success: Pair an average-looking funny guy with an attractive woman. <i>The King</i> …

Can You Tell When a Friend Is No Good for You?

I recently got an email from a lovely woman saying she feels she repeats in her choice of friends the dynamic she had with her narcissistic mother. …

When No One's Watching, Are You Still Likely to Do Good?

Sitting up late talking with friends, you may spend a lot of time talking and thinking about who you would <i>like to be</i>, ideally. You focus on the …

Are You Ready to Reconnect With Someone From Your Past?

Some painful stuff went down between you and someone who once held great meaning in your life. It reached a point where the only option left was to …

“I’m Tired of Self-Improvement”

I have asked people: "How have you most benefited from psychotherapy." A common answer: “Learn to accept myself…I’m still working on it.”<p>Perhaps this …

What Are You So Afraid Of?

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Phobias<p>Ask almost anyone you meet and they’ll claim they have a phobia of some kind—whether a simple common …

Your Brain Is Nagging You. Here Are 5 Ways to Make It Stop.

• Your job review is scheduled in two days and, in passing, your boss says, “Well, we’ll certainly have a lot to talk about.” You try to put what he …