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Rewriting the Story of Your Life: A Process of Self-Exploration Through Writing

When we look back on our lives, we often aren’t watching a perfect recording of what has happened to us. Instead, our brains are creating a story. Certain memories immediately stand out to us more than others, then our brains find meaning in those memories and transform them into a coherent narrative of events. Our […]

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What Can Psychopaths Teach Us About Success?

When we think of “psychopaths” our minds usually jump to serial killers, terrorists, and pathological manipulators. However, according to The Wisdom of Psychopaths, this only describes a small part of the picture. Today, psychologists are beginning to see “psychopathy” as a spectrum that we all lie on to some degree. At extreme levels, psychopathy can […]

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Do We All Have Multiple Selves? How to Build a More Dynamic You

Our personality is often much more flexible than we think, especially depending on the circumstances. We often change our speech, body posture, facial expressions, and behaviors depending on the context of a situation and the people we are interacting with. In this way, one could say we put on different “selves” or “personas” depending on […]

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3 Games People Play to Avoid Taking Responsibility

We often play many games between ourselves and others. But by “games” I don’t mean sports, or video games, or board games. Instead “games” are a form of dishonest communication – usually with ulterior motives involved. In Eric Berne’s influential work Games People Play, a “game” is defined as a set of ulterior transactions with […]

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How to Overcome Stereotype Threat: Looking Beyond Society’s Expectations

We live in a world full of expectations. Society often expects us to act a certain way and be a certain way depending on who we are and what the “norms” are in a particular culture. These are the stereotypes we all have to face to some degree. Stereotype threat is when we fear conforming […]

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