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Should We Always Look For Silver Linings?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman Anyone who's ever shared struggles with a friend has probably received some version of the advice to "look at it from a different p...

Overthinkers May Be Smarter And More Creative Than Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.04.2016 | Healthy Living

The inner dialogue of an overthinker is often filled with uncertainty and self-doubt (sounds fun, right?). But it’s certainly not all bad news. The ...

How To Change Your Personality Even Later In Life

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.18.2017 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

As we go through midlife, we may wonder whether we're permanently stuck with the personality we've had since our youth. Once you reach that certain age, you may worry that you'll be an eternal extrovert or, conversely, forever locked in the introvert's shell you've come to resent.

Facebook Is Just a Place for Narcissists and Neurotics to Show Off

Dainius Runkevicius | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Dainius Runkevicius

Everyone hates people who tend to seek attention and show off over-actively. However, I don't understand why it's well-tolerated on the Internet and w...

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. What is the essence of introversion? Let's explore the core of the extraversion-introversion dimension of personality.

Love, The Antidote To Neuroticism

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Although scientifically unverifiable, young love is the inspiration for a great deal of literature and certainly most rock songs. But according to a n...

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's profoundly difficult predicting the developmental trajectory of any single individual, new research suggests we can influence the odds that people will retreat within themselves or unleash the fundamentally human drive to explore and create.

Personality Influences on Cognitive Training

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Cognitive training works. But does it work equally well for all people? A new study suggests that the effectiveness of working memory training depends heavily on personality.

The Creative 'Flow': How To Enter That Mysterious State Of Oneness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Since flow is so essential to creativity and well-being across many slices of life, it's important that we learn more about the characteristics associated with flow so that we may learn how to tap into this mental resource.

4 Types of Perfectionism

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As I clinically see it there are 4 types of perfectionism: - Neurotic Perfectionism - Narcissistic Perfectionism - Principled (Puritanical) Perfect...

Build Your "Self" First Before You Argue With It

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If you a reader of mine, you've heard me say that "not all craving control strategies are created equal." I still stand by that. But here's a relat...