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Personality Theories

Personality Theories
Dr. C. George Boeree Professor Emeritus Psychology Department Shippensburg University This is an electronic textbook ("e-text") created for my students in Personality Theories. In fact, it is the first free e-text in psychology, originally presented in 1997! Although it is copyrighted, you may download it or print it without permission from the author, as long as the material is used only for personal or educational purposes, and the source is indicated. I hope you enjoy the chapters! All chapters are also available in Spanish, German, and Bulgarian: Versión en Español Version auf Deutsch преведено на български (version in Bulgarian) PDF version, in English The full texts are available as books from Amazon: Personality Theories - the book (available from Amazon) Teorías de la Personalidad - el libro (desponible de Amazon) Table of Contents Introduction also in Spanish Sigmund Freud also in Czech, Finnish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Thai, Serbian, Vietnamese, Mongolian Otto Rank Alfred Adler Albert Ellis Related:  Personality

28 Dignified Ways to Impress Everyone Around You post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Far more often than any of us like to admit, our actions are driven by an inner desire to impress other people. But are name brand products, fancy bars, houses and cars really that impressive? Why? Consider the following questions: He drives a Porsche, but can he truly afford the car payment? You get the idea. Now take a moment and imagine a person who loves what he does for a living, smiles frequently and bleeds passion in every breath he takes. Here are 28 dignified ways to impress everyone around you. We make a living by what we get. Be authentic. Of course, the coolest thing about this list is that everything you need to impress everyone around you is already contained within you. Photo by: Khalid If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

Mind A phrenologicalmapping[1] of the brain. Phrenology was among the first attempts to correlate mental functions with specific parts of the brain. A mind /ˈmaɪnd/ is the set of cognitive faculties that enables consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory—a characteristic of humans, but which also may apply to other life forms.[3][4] A lengthy tradition of inquiries in philosophy, religion, psychology and cognitive science has sought to develop an understanding of what a mind is and what its distinguishing properties are. Important philosophers of mind include Plato, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Martin Heidegger, John Searle, Daniel Dennett and many others. The description and definition is also a part of psychology where psychologists such as Sigmund Freud and William James have developed influential theories about the nature of the human mind. Etymology[edit] The original meaning of Old English gemynd was the faculty of memory, not of thought in general. Definitions[edit]

Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots Reader Resource Join us Dec 20. for our free webinar on attracting top talent, fueling productivity and building a brag-worthy culture. Register Now » Entrepreneurs are leaders who can see into the future with inspired vision, championing highly competent teams to make the seemingly impossible possible. That is the intent at least. Understanding and acknowledging your blind spots is the quickest way to transcend them and start seeing success. You can identify your brain type by determining what motivates you, what fears rule you and which information you naturally seek. Related: The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For 1. 2. 3. 4. These brain types classify how we think and make decisions. Each brain type has specific blind spots -- less than optimal habits built into our personal operating systems that cause us to ignore specific business requirements and responsibilities. Related: Here's How to Foster Leadership on All Levels How to see success: Michael O.

The 6 Most Creative Abuses of Loopholes The best way to get away with cheating isn't to avoid getting caught... it's to technically not do anything wrong, and still get all the rewards. That's where you find the line between lawbreakers and those who simply think outside the box... and that line is very thin indeed. Bar Declares Everyone to be Actors to Circumvent Smoking Ban Back in 2007, Minnesota followed a national trend by passing an anti-smoking law that banned smoking in pretty much every public building, including bars. Unfortunately, that was bad news for the bars, because if you're going to get good and drunk to fight off the depression manual labor and seasonal affective disorder brings, you want to get your smoke on, too. "...or, we could get stoned and play Xbox." The good owners of the Barnacles Bar were determined to find a loophole that would let their nicotine-addicted clientele feed their deadly vice in peace. "Now can I fucking smoke?" Man Flies Free Thanks to Pudding It really does pay to read the fine print.

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” Psychologists have long sought insights into how we perceive the world and what motivates our behavior, and they've made enormous strides in lifting that veil of mystery. Aside from providing fodder for stimulating cocktail-party conversations, some of the most famous psychological experiments of the past century reveal universal and often surprising truths about human nature. Here are 10 classic psychological studies that may change the way you understand yourself. We all have some capacity for evil. We don't notice what's right in front of us. Think you know what's going on around you? We can experience deeply conflicting moral impulses.

SARCASM IN RELATIONSHIPS Sarcasm – a mocking or ironic remark (American Heritage Dictionary) Irony – the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning (American Heritage Dictionary) Sarcasm is a large component of social interaction and conversation. To demonstrate a sense of humor, people frequently use sarcasm as a means of “breaking the ice” during initial encounters with others. Sarcasm is an indirect form of speech intentionally used to produce a particular dramatic effect on the listener (McDonald, 1999, p. 486). Many people relate sarcasm to irony, but there is a big difference between the two. The subject of sarcasm is complex because many factors are involved. Negative sarcasm, where positively worded utterances convey negative attitudes, is used frequently in everyday language. Sarcastic remarks, like this, are usually accompanied by exaggeration, and intensifiers may be used on the words that state the opposite of how one truly feels. *Question 2. Males Females Social control 1 0 Yes 0 4

7 Body Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You There’s no question that body language is important. And, according to Leil Lowndes in her book “How To Talk To Anyone,” you can capture — and hold — anyone’s attention without even saying a word. We’ve selected the best body language techniques from the book and shared them below: The Flooding Smile “Don’t flash an immediate smile when you greet someone,” says Lowndes. Instead, pause and look at the other person’s face for a second, and then let a “big, warm, responsive smile flood over your face and overflow into your eyes.” Even though the delay is less than a second, it will convince people your smile is sincere and personalised for them. Sticky Eyes “Pretend your eyes are glued to your conversation partner’s with sticky warm taffy,” Lowndes advises. You can also try counting your conversation partner’s blinks. Epoxy Eyes In a group of people, you should watch the person you are interested in, no matter who else is talking. The Big-Baby Pivot Limit the Fidget Hang By Your Teeth

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