Enlightened Self-Interest: When Your Values Overlap with Other People’s Values

Enlightened self-interest is the idea that often times doing what is good for yourself is also doing what is good for others, and vice versa. This means your interests and values overlap with the interests and values of other people. … Continue reading

The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social Interaction

People who are masters at communication often make good use of repeating back the words they hear from the people they are speaking with. When people use the same words, it creates less social distance between them and makes them … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Give People the Benefit of the Doubt

Never trust people blindly, but I believe it’s better give people the benefit of the doubt rather than be cynical about everyone and everything people do. If you don’t really know someone, you should assume they are a good person … Continue reading

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science. However, according to psychologist Daniel Goleman in his monumental book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, “emotional intelligence” (EQ) is another … Continue reading