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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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5 Improvisation Exercises for Improving Your Communication Skills

When it comes to communication, we like to think if only we follow the right script and say the right words then things will always work out the way we want. Asking a girl out on a date? I need that perfect opening line. Trying to get a new job? I need to give the […]

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Good Manners in the 21st Century (And Why It’s So Hard to Be Nice in Today’s World)

Never before in our history has it been easier to treat people like crap then get away with it. This is because we’ve evolved in very small groups and tribes, typically no more than 150 people. Everyone knew each other. Everyone held each other accountable. If you disrespected the group or treated people unfairly, you […]

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How to Defuse Heated Arguments Before They Spiral Out of Control

When you’re in a heated argument, it’s easy to lose control of yourself quickly. We often say something we don’t really mean. We do something we immediately regret. And we damage trust and respect in a way that’s hard to gain back. These are the potential costs of the arguments we get into. The more […]

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Why It’s Healthy to Reflect on Your Past Relationships

Whenever we experience a fall-out or a break up with someone, we often have a natural tendency to reflect on that relationship. Often it can be a painful process. We ruminate constantly about someone – staying up all night thinking about the mistakes we made, the negative signs we missed, and all the things we […]

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