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Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network
The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Quick Quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion? Highly sensitiveDeep ThinkerReflectiveIntrospectiveNegative emotionsSocially AnxiousDefensiveVulnerableAlways prefers solitude over social interaction Answer: Not a single one. Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. But that’s not introversion. Common Misconceptions About Introversion Whereas Jung based his definitions of extraversion and introversion on his own theory, experience, and intuition, modern psychology identifies personality dimensions empirically, based on what patterns of behavior tend to go together within individuals. The most common misunderstanding of the extraversion-introversion dimension is that introverts are more introspective than extroverts. In fact, what many people ascribe to introversion really belongs in the intellect/imagination domain [1]. 1. Are you an introvert? 1. Related:  What's the news in April?IntroversionSaúde Mental

Don’t Force Decisions; Just Back Off and Adjust. Or Go for a Walk. Photo I love rock climbing. Looking from the ground up, it seems almost impossible for climbers to balance themselves and find handholds where none seem to exist. And sure enough, even the most talented climbers can end up getting stuck on climbs well below their skill level. When I get stuck, I try to relax and take a step back. We could apply more force, believing that sheer strength will do the job. We’re tempted to use that same brute force when we’re pursuing financial success. So we force ourselves through law school. We’ve probably all felt this way in some form or another. Recently, I was talking to a friend who has built a really successful business. What if we start to practice a different reaction to resistance? Writers stumbled on to this trick a long time ago. I’m curious to see what would happen if more of us approached life thinking like a writer. I love rock climbing.

Why Parenting Is So Hard for Us Introverts | Holly Klaassen The day the new neighbors moved in two doors down, I was excited for my 7-year-old son. After sneaking many furtive glances as they came and went, we determined they had a little boy around the same age as Sammy. And after having lived in a neighborhood swarming with little girls for almost five years, this was reason to celebrate. Finally, Sam would have a friend -- a real, live neighborhood buddy! Funny thing though: Over the next few weeks, he never even mentioned the possibility of playing with the little boy. Sigh... Don't get me wrong: I'm not anti-social, and I don't think I'm particularly socially awkward. Three fun facts about me: 1. 2. Does that make me anti-social? 3. There's a reason I've worked from home for the past 15 years. So, what does this have to do with parenting, you may be asking? When I ventured into parenthood just over 10 years ago, honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Then along came my daughter: my beautiful, sweet, extroverted daughter.

Hipocampo Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Hipocampo é uma estrutura localizada nos lobos temporais do cérebro humano, considerada a principal sede da memória e importante componente do sistema límbico. Além disso é relacionado com a navegação espacial. Seu nome deriva de seu formato curvado apresentado em secções coronais do cérebro humano, se assemelhando a um cavalo-marinho (Grego: hippos = cavalo, kampi = curva). Funções[editar | editar código-fonte] Esta estrutura parece ser muito importante para converter a memória a curto prazo em memória a longo prazo. Lesões no hipocampo impedem a pessoa de construir novas memórias e a pessoa tem a sensação de viver num lugar estranho onde tudo o que experimenta simplesmente se desvanece, mesmo que as memórias mais antigas anteriores à lesão permaneçam intactas. Imagens adicionais[editar | editar código-fonte] Diversos cortes de ressonância magnética com a localização do hipocampo (cruzamento das linhas verdes).Superficial dissection of brain-stem.

Former factory floor worker helps lead £26m management buyout of Jablite The combined companies employ almost 150 staff at five UK locations in Aberdeen, Kent, Lancashire, East Yorkshire and West Sussex. Last year they had total revenues of £44m and earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation of £3.5m. Jablite's productions are used as base layers and insultation in the construction industry Mr Lee said: “I joined the business as a 17-year-old operating moulding machines because I didn’t know what to do for a job. “I never thought that I would end up as an owner of the company 28 years later.” The ownership of the business will be split 60:40, with Mobeus holding the smaller portion and the remainder divided between Mr Lee, finance director Ken Hutchins, operations director Wayne Brown and chairman John Colley. Mr Lee said management first thought about the buyout almost two years ago, having successfully turned around Jablite, which made a £3.5m loss in 2010, while Styropack was swinging between making losses and profits.

How to Survive a Party or Social Gathering as an Introvert Religião atrofia o cérebro? (fanatismo + política - haha) Vários estudos ligando o cérebro e suas funções à religião, práticas religiosas como oração e meditação já foram feitos, mas são poucos os estudos que avaliam a longo prazo os efeitos de práticas religiosas sobre as estruturas do cérebro. O artigo “Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life”, de Amy Owen e colegas da Universidade Duke (EUA), representa um acréscimo na compreensão do relacionamento entre cérebro e religião. Neste estudo, o cérebro de 268 homens e mulheres com 58 anos foi medido usando imagem de ressonância magnética, e os participantes responderam a um questionário sobre sua religiosidade e prática religiosa. O resultado surpreendeu os pesquisadores. Os participantes que relatavam ter tido uma experiência que mudou a vida deles apresentaram uma atrofia no hipocampo, uma região cerebral responsável pelo aprendizado espacial, contextual e episódico, e também pela formação da memória. Religião atrofia o cérebro?

A professor fails his entire class and his university intervenes Irwin Horwitz had had enough. His students, he thought, weren't performing well academically and they were being disruptive, rude and dishonest. So he sent the students in his strategic management class an email: "Since teaching this course, I have caught and seen cheating, been told to 'chill out,' 'get out of my space,' 'go back and teach,' [been] called a 'fucking moron' to my face, [had] one student cheat by signing in for another, one student not showing up but claiming they did, listened to many hurtful and untrue rumors about myself and others, been caught between fights between students…." Horwitz said he would fail every single student. The same day Horwitz sent a similar email to the senior administrators of the university telling them what he had done, and predicting (correctly) that students would protest and claim he was being unfair. The university has said that Horwitz's failing grades will not stand. Response to his actions has been intense. Faculty Rights

Life After Dating: Marriage For Introverts Pretty much everything about Kale and I getting married was untraditional. But we were actually quite traditional by not moving in together until a few days before our wedding. Kale and I certainly weren’t opposed to premarital cohabitation on principle: both of us had lived with exes in long-term relationships before. We simply hadn’t been together long enough to move in together: we had only been dating for four months when we got engaged and got married just five weeks after that (yeah, we moved quick). Kale ending his lease in Brooklyn to move into my apartment in Queens a few days before our wedding was pure circumstance. By cultural standards, the “getting married” part is supposed to be the huge change that occurred in my life. To be clear: Kale fills every day of my life with joy. Introversion is one of my strongest personality traits. When I can’t “introvert out,” as I call it, I’m resentful and cranky. In the spirit of helping other half-introverted couples (services!) 1. 2.

30 coisas que você deve parar de fazer a si mesmo - Psiconlinews Cadastre seu e-mail e receba um conteúdo exclusivo, notícias e informações especialmente preparadas para os nossos membros VIP Ou você pode fechar esta aba e continuar a sua leitura... 01 – Pare de perder tempo com as pessoas erradas. – A vida é muito curta para perder tempo com pessoas que sugam a sua alegria para fora de você. Se alguém quer você em sua vida, eles vão criar espaço para você. 02 – Pare de fugir dos seus problemas. – Encare-os de frente. 03 – Pare de mentir para si mesmo. – Você pode mentir para qualquer outra pessoa no mundo, mas você não consegue mentir para si mesmo. 04 – Pare de colocar as suas necessidades em segundo plano. – A coisa mais dolorosa é perder-se de si mesmo no processo de “amar” alguém demais, e esquecer de que você é especial, também. 05 – Pare de tentar ser alguém que você não é. – Um dos maiores desafios na vida é ser você mesmo em um mundo que tenta fazê-lo igual a todos os outros. 06 – Pare de se apegar ao passado. 11 – Pare de ficar ocioso.

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs : NPR Ed Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. Elissa Nadworny/NPR Thomas O'Donnell's kindergarten kids are all hopped up to read about Twiggle the anthropomorphic Turtle. "Who can tell me why Twiggle here is sad," O'Donnell asks his class at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. "Because he doesn't have no friends," a student pipes up. And how do people look when they're sad? "They look down!" Yeah, Twiggle is lonely. These are crucial skills we all need to learn, even in preschool and kindergarten. So shouldn't schools teach kids about emotions and conflict negotiation in the same way they teach math and reading? Emotional Intelligence 101 O'Donnell says his students are really taking to the lessons. "Sorry!" The Long Game

The Introvert in the Classroom | Katie Hurley School is designed for the extroverts of the world. OK, maybe that's not entirely fair. Many teachers design their classrooms to meet the needs of different personality types and different learning styles, but if we step back and think about the schedule of the typical school day, it's not designed for the introverted. For six hours (and sometimes more) each day, kids move from subject to subject, activity to activity, learning and interacting as they go. Once or twice each day they enjoy recess, usually outside, and they always have time for lunch. As Susan Cain explains time and time again, we live in an extroverted world. That recess period that brings such unbridled joy to an extroverted child can be a complete nightmare for a little introvert. While some will rise to the occasion and try to keep up with the others (because, let's face it, that's the message introverts receive every time they leave the comfort of their homes), others will shut down and internalize their emotions.