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Being Attractive Is Attractive Enough

“…It is worth noting, first of all, that physical attractiveness is never just a matter of face and figure. Physical beauty can be summarized briefly. Someone with symmetrical features and a body that seems to be young and not extremely fat or … Continue reading

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Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

06:49 minutes · Filmed Mar 2014 · Posted Jun 2014 · TED2014 “Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we … Continue reading

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The Charismatic Introvert

“…Accordingly, one key prerequisite for charisma would involve possessing, or at least being able to acquire, superior interpersonal, public speaking, or leadership skills. But to assume, as so many do, that introverts, by virtue (or vice!) of their insular, retreating tendencies, must be deficient … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing as an Introvert or Extrovert

We are compilations of tendencies, patterns, and energies. “…There is a dialectic between a skillful understanding of personal patterns and the desire to transcend these patterns because they do not lead to satisfying existence. Identification marks the key difference in these options. … Continue reading

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Despite what you’ve been told, you aren’t ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’

  Amy Novotney theguardian.com, Saturday 16 November 2013 12.30 GMT “…Similar to the Myers-Briggs test – another widely used personality test with limited scientific evidence – the left-brained/right-brained thinker theory provides us with an explanation for why we are the way … Continue reading

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‘Love Hormone’ May Help Treat Personality Disorder

Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Fran Lowry, Oct 11, 2013 “The neuropeptide oxytocin, which has been shown to reduce anxiety in social situations, enhance the recognition of facial expressions, and shift attention from negative to positive information, may decrease social-threat hypersensitivity in … Continue reading

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Where Does Identity Come From?

A fascinating new neuroscience experiment probes an ancient philosophical question—and hints that you might want to get out more May 28, 2013 | By Jason Castro | Scientific American   “…Julia Freund and her colleagues undertook a simple, yet remarkable recent study.  These investigators … Continue reading

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