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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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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Role Models

One of the most important exercises I recommend in self improvement is to create a “role models” list and describe what you admire about each person and why. Learning from other people can often be a much bigger resource for improving our lives than any book or class. When you find someone who has real […]

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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 in addition, changes to your personality […]

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Make a List of People You Admire (and Why)

Since the very beginning of our lives, we have modeled actions by our parents, teachers, friends, celebrities, and countless others who have left an impression on us. This is how we first learned about our world and how to interact in it. You see, although we often like to think of ourselves as completely independent […]

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5 Attitudes Wired in Happy and Successful Brains

I’ve been studying psychology and self-improvement for many years now. A lot of my research includes getting into the minds of happy and successful people (by asking questions and observing their behavior), and then trying to determine what it is that makes them the way they are. One thing I’ve noticed about almost every single […]

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