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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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How to Improve Any Personality Trait

Everyone’s personality is a mixture between nature and nurture. While many of our personality tendencies may be determined by our genes, our personality is also very flexible depending on our learning and experiences. A recent study found that your personality is often much more flexible than you realize. And even more surprisingly, changes to your […]

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Build a Diverse Group of Friends

Every single person we choose to associate with brings out a different side of us. Therefore, the more diverse our group of friends is, the more dynamic and flexible we become as an individual. A lot of us repeat the cliche that “opposites attract,” but psychology research tells a different story. We’re much more likely […]

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Giving People Space

It is said that attention is the currency of relationships, but we have to spend it wisely. While clearly a relationship cannot work if we never spend time with that person, it’s similarly true that a relationship cannot work if we always need to spend time with that person. Too much of any one person […]

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