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What Do Likable, Pleasant People Do Differently?

Quora | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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 02.19.2014 | 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.

Reversed Leadership: How to Manage Your Boss

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

If you dislike your boss and help him move up in the organization, you will solve two problems: first, you will make your boss like you; second, you will no longer have him as a boss, but his support will be even more instrumental than ever.

Sarah Klein

How To Find The Best Workout For Your Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living

The Buddha probably wasn't referring to the gym when he said, "Wherever you go, there you are." But, on the treadmill, in Spin class, at yoga -- ye...

The 3 Buddhist Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

The goal is to understand our nature so we can transform these unhealthy patterns into healthy ones. Our temperament is not a weakness, but a place where we can cultivate strength. Instead of trying to be someone else, you can strive to become the best version of yourself.

What's Love Got To Do WIth The Brain?

Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeremy Adam Smith I recited love poetry to Helen Fisher. There's no need for my wife to be jealous. I was working, you see -- specifically,...

How to Manage Introverts

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to demystify how Introverts function at work. It can be a tutorial for extroverts whose personalities are on the other end of the spectrum.

Should You Hide Your Personality At Work?

Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robin Madell For U.S. News Office life doesn't always encourage authenticity. Some studies suggest this may be a good thing -- or at least not a...

MBTI, If You Want Me Back, You Need to Change Too

Adam Grant | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Dear Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Do you remember the day we met? Our first date was magical: I opened up to you like I had never done with anyone before. In return, you opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world. We had so much in common back then. Sadly, as the months passed, we started to grow apart.

5 Things About Being Creative That Just Aren't True

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

We tend to think that creativity is innate -- you've either got it or you don't. Our "creative type" friends are artsy, full of wonder and always want...

Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won't Die

Adam Grant | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

When it comes to accuracy, if you put a horoscope on one end and a heart monitor on the other, the MBTI falls about halfway in between.