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by James B. Stenson As children grow from infancy to adulthood, they need to acquire certain character-strengths: sound judgment, a sense of responsibility, personal courage, and self-mastery. These habits of mind and will and heart have traditionally been called the virtues: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Children internalize these lifelong habits in three ways, and in this order: Sound Judgment (Prudence) Respect for learning and intellectual accomplishment -- ``culture.'' Responsibility (Justice) Acknowledging and respecting the rights of others -- the basis for our duties and obligations. Personal Courage (Fortitude) Acquired ability to overcome or endure difficulties: pain, inconvenience, disappointment, setbacks, worry, tedium. Self-mastery (Temperance) Acquired ability to say "no" to ourselves and our lower inclinations. Some ``Life Lessons'' Young People Need to Learn Related:  Me

cognitive fun! Introspection Illusion The Misconception: You know why you like the things you like and feel the way you feel. The Truth: The origin of certain emotional states is unavailable to you, and when pressed to explain them, you will just make something up. Take a look at this piece of art: It is one of the most popular pieces of art ever featured at Now, imagine you have to write an essay on why it is popular. Ok, moving on. Is there a certain song you love, or a work of art? Tim Wilson at UVA demonstrated this with The Poster Test. This brings up a lot of concerns. When you ask people why they do or do not like things, they must then translate something from a deep, emotion, primal part of their psyche into the language of the higher, logical, rational world of words and sentences and paragraphs. In the above example, most people truly preferred the lady over the cat, but they couldn’t conjure up the rational explanation why, at least not in a way which would make logical sense on paper. Haigh, E.

3 Ways Women Hold Themselves Back | Manage Fearlessly The Washington Business Journal recently honored their Power 100, “The region’s most influential business leaders”. It’s a solid list with several people I know and respect. But what struck me was that only 17 of the 100 are women. Where women make up almost 46% of the workforce and over 40% of management roles, why did only 17% make the list? What’s even more interesting is that I would argue the Washington area has an even higher percentage of women in leadership roles. The topic of pay disparity and glass ceilings has been going on since I started working in the 70s. 1. 2. 3. It’s not all on us as women to improve our trajectory into the elite group of the powerful and influential.

How To Get Rid of Stage Fright before Your Next Presentation ENTP Profile Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving by Marina Margaret Heiss Profile: ENTP Revision: 3.1 Date of Revision: 28 Feb 2011 "Clever" is the word that perhaps describes ENTPs best. The professor who juggles half a dozen ideas for research papers and grant proposals in his mind while giving a highly entertaining lecture on an abstruse subject is a classic example of the type. So is the stand-up comedian whose lampoons are both funny and incisively accurate. ENTPs are usually verbally as well as cerebrally quick, and generally love to argue--both for its own sake, and to show off their debating skills. ENTPs are as innovative and ingenious at problem-solving as they are at verbal gymnastics; on occasion, however, they manage to outsmart themselves. Both at work and at home, ENTPs are very fond of "toys" -- physical or intellectual, the more sophisticated the better. ENTPs are basically optimists, but in spite of this (perhaps because of it?) Some Famous ENTPs: Fictional: Extraverted iNtuition

How to tell if someone is telling a lie or lying: Viewzone We have all met people who were dishonest and avoided eye contact. It has been said that "the eyes are the mirror if the soul." Many people know that their eyes betray their lies. Some try to conceal the truth by wearing sunglasses of looking down at the ground. Eventually, you will confront someone and need to know if they are being honest. It may be a friend, a family member or an employee. The following are some general patterns that you can use when talking to someone. Here is a more detailed explanation of this method: Up and to the Left: Indicates a visually constructed Images. Up and to the Right: Indicates a Visually Remembered Images. To the Left: Indicates an Auditory Construct thought. To the Right: Indicates an Auditory Memory. Down and to the Left: Indicates a Feeling / Kinesthetic / Sensory impression that is being created. Down and To the Right: Indicates an Internal Dialog. How to use this information to detect a lie? But there's more to the story... Comments?

thinking styles The following is edited and adapted from It is intended to supplement personal understanding and enhance critical self-examination of yourself as a communicator. Styles of Thinking "How do people think about things?" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Synthesists "Synthesists are apt to appear challenging, skeptical, or satirically amused, even when you can see no cause for any of that." A Synthesist can juggle both arguments and counter arguments mentally and recognize the validity of each and form new ideas from that conflict. The first common strategy of the Synthesist is that of "Open Argument and Confrontation." Their second common strategy is "Asking Dumb-Smart Questions." Synthesists like to be observers of conflict. The ability to look at opposing viewpoints and not pass judgement is indicative of a Synthesist. Synthesists like to speculate. Even when Synthesists make recommendations, such thinkers challenge their own ideas. Idealists Summary

Must One Risk Madness to Achieve Genius? 6Share Synopsis Must one risk getting lost in the sea of madness in order to reach the lone island of genius? "There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad." — Salvador Dali Must one risk getting lost in the sea of madness in order to reach the lone island of genius? Among the "Big Five" personality traits, the Openness/Intellect domain has been the most difficult for psychologists to describe. In a recent series of studies, Colin G. First let's cover some terms. Now we've defined our terms, we can get to the good stuff. And that's what they found. The Paradoxical Simplex A simplex is an arrangement of variables along a single dimension. As you can see, intelligence and apophenia are on opposite ends of the simplex. One system that is probably acting on the entire Openness/Intellect domain is the dopaminergic system. What forces pull intelligence away from apophenia? "I like to watch cloud shapes change in the sky" Far out, man. 1. Creativity The paradox is solved.

unusual and fun! date ideas Keyboard: S - next A - previous R - random unusual and fun! date ideas Share on FB 400 Below Random Pics you activated my "abstinence by choice" card! Share on FB 6 trashketball rage Share on FB 22 jersey shore rage Share on FB 140 yo dawg i heard you liked to sit Share on FB 8 baby's of the web parody Share on FB 45 best facebook protest status i saw Share on FB 36 they'll never see it coming Share on FB 192 philosoraptor slave to the man Share on FB 72 i can't even enter the konami code on this thing Share on FB 9 Home Page Top Month Previous Next

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do - Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. Brown by Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. Brown | 11:21 AM March 21, 2012 Are you frustrated? We know we are. Most of us prepared hard for the future we expected, and yet things aren’t working out as we had planned. All of this is extremely confusing and unsettling. This is not how we were told it was going to be. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way (even for those of us who are happy). We think the reason is pretty simple. You know the steps for dealing with a predictable universe: 1. We have become so indoctrinated with this way of thinking by our education and our organizations that it is more or less the only way we approach anything. But what is a very smart approach in a knowable or predictable future is not smart at all when things can’t be predicted. In a world where you can no longer plan or predict your way to success, what is the best way to achieve your goals? You need a different approach. We have one. Based on the research of Saras D. 1. 2. 3. 4. Act.

Meditation found to increase brain size Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office Sara Lazar (center) talks to research assistant Michael Treadway and technologist Shruthi Chakrapami about the results of experiments showing that meditation can increase brain size. People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don’t. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input. In one area of gray matter, the thickening turns out to be more pronounced in older than in younger people. “Our data suggest that meditation practice can promote cortical plasticity in adults in areas important for cognitive and emotional processing and well-being,” says Sara Lazar, leader of the study and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. Controlling random thoughts

47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application. Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans! The order that I’ll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn’t mean that’s it’s the most important.. just that it came to mind first. Dr. <div class="slide-intro-bottom"><a href="

Maak van uzelf een sterk merk Mensen zijn luiwammesen. Ze maken zich niet graag moe aan grote klassementen. Eén seconde is nochtans genoeg voor een etiket aan uw dikke teen. Afspraak om halftwee in Brussel, in het atelier van Delvaux, receptie van kwaliteitsleer en juichende handtassen. Olga Slavkina wacht. Gelukkig krijgt ze het ook uitgelegd in boerentaal. Met mijn personal branding zit het meteen verkeerd: ik sta op de inschrijvingslijst als Anniek Olaerts. De meeste aanwezigen zijn een stuk in de dertig en hebben danig aan hun carrière getimmerd.