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The One Misconception Everyone Has About Extroverts

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concepts of extroversion and introversion are oftentimes misunderstood. It's possible that extroverts and introverts take risks equally -- it's just a different kind of risk.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Narcissists Prefer Other-Oriented People

Melissa Schenker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

An other-oriented person, with practice, can shift to being empathetic and self-aware in all domains of life. Their natural empathy is welcome in relationships, and when balanced with self-aware communication, can lead to a much better quality of life.

'If I Could Just Be a Little More...' Letting Our Personality Off the Hook

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Today I found myself on an inflatable inter tube, in the wake of the Caribbean waves, with a speedboat being driven by a truly beautiful Canadian guy....

The Female Double Bind Part II: The Weakling vs. the B*tch

Kali Rogers | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Make a commitment and strive to understand your friends, coworkers, daughters and moms -- because they are being judged just as harshly for their intrinsic personalities. Let's work to be embraced by our choices, instead defined by our of limitations.

5 Things I Miss About My Dad's Alzheimer's

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Distressing as it was for everyone who knew and loved him to see him change, our good times didn't end. In fact, some of my most endearing memories of him came after he had "changed."

Think You're An Introvert? You're Probably Wrong

Scientific American | Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

Quick Quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion? Highly sensitive Deep Thinker Reflective Introspective Intelligent Negative emot...

What Happens When A Worrier Wife Marries A Warrior Husband

Lisa Meritz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

When it comes to worrying, my mother was an Olympian, and she tried her best to train me to win a gold medal, too. I came close, but in my mother's eyes, I never worried enough. I've logged many sleepless nights perseverating about making the right choices, saying the wrong things, whether I would meet deadlines, having a car accident, and being a good-enough mom.

What the Pets In Your Online Dating Photo Mean

Em & Lo | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Scientific research about whether you should include a pet in your online dating profile pic is, not surprisingly, rather flimsy. According to some studies, a dog in your profile photograph is guaranteed to get the replies rolling on... and then, according to other studies, a dog can actually reduce your chances of finding a date.

What Do Likable, Pleasant People Do Differently?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Imagine there was an entire country comprised only of clones of you. Try to envision -- in as much detail as possible -- what it would be like. Now imagine you had to create a Wikipedia page about this country. What would be its biggest strengths? What would be its greatest weaknesses?

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

Leader-as-Person: Who You Are Is How You Lead

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I take a contrarian view of leadership: I don't believe in leadership styles. Despite the many books written about leadership styles, I would argue that we are not capable of leading in ways that conflict with who we are. In other words, we can't be someone we are not.

Finding Myself On Buzzfeed

Alena Dillon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

The difficulties of self-discovery are over. You find yourself on Buzzfeed.

5 Myths About Introverts and Extraverts at Work

Adam Grant | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

I've noticed that despite growing social and professional acceptance, introverts are still wildly misunderstood. People may be more open about being introverts, but they cling to assumptions that don't stand up to the test of rigorous evidence. It's time to debunk five myths.

5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

By posting a selfie, you are forever sharing your uniqueness with the world, and if that's not something to celebrate, then I don't know what is!

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

How Justin Bieber's Signature Shows Signs Of 'Affluenza'

Annette Poizner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

By complying with the traditional way to sign the name from left to right, we comply with this societal model, accepting a choreography that requires the personal self to move, well, away from the personal self. As the expression goes, "get over yourself." And with all that as an introduction, let's revisit Bieber's signature.

Cognitive Analytics: Kevin Greaney With Innovation Assessment Saves Great Minds From Bad Testing

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.

10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability...

How to Deal With Annoying Colleagues

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

For entrepreneurs and business leaders, effective leadership is about learning how to deal with all types of personalities -- even the annoying ones. If we could better understand people's "annoying" choices and behaviors -- motivated by where they're coming from or what they value -- they would become far less annoying.

16 Signs You're A Little (Or A Lot) Type A

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

"She's just really... Type A." We use it in conversation all the time, generally followed by a knowing chuckle or nod of the head. "Type A" has be...

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

Why Does America Love Its Extroverts?

Chris Crouch | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Chris Crouch

What became clear is that our system of education has intentionally chosen extroverts as the preferred way of being. This realization caused me to begin to reflect on how I could create an educational experience that is more equitable for all.

Why Can't We Innovate Our Way Out of Poverty?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Can governments do anything to make their people more innovative? And, if they cannot, are we saying that those middle-income countries who fail to climb the technological ladder are "trapped" forever?

Chasing After Batman: An Introverted Parent Raising an Extroverted Child

Brent Almond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

As far as I can tell, JJ's the most gregarious and extroverted child there. And by "there" I mean anywhere. He's on this adventure and I'm along for the ride, making sure he doesn't run too far ahead, knock anyone over, or cross the street without holding my hand.