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gain self-knowledge Johari Window

American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham came up with the concept of the Johari Window to help people gain self-knowledge, gauge how people see themselves versus how they are perceived by others and to help define group dynamics. (The term "Johari" was derived by using portions of each man’s first name: Joseph and Harry I.) 

This personality matrix was originally developed as an assessment tool to measure mental stability. The exercise begins when a person receives a list of 56 adjectives including brave, caring, self-conscious and shy. He is then instructed to choose five or six of ...

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assertive brave caring

You want to grow. You want to change your circumstances. You want to improve yourself. You want to fight for your convictions. You want to make life better for others…

No matter what challenge you’re facing, it takes courage to decide to take it on and continue with the journey.

You may face difficulty, opposition, resistance, even danger – and that’s when you reach deep down to draw strength from your core values, your moral convictions and your firm belief that what you’re trying to accomplish is worth the struggle.

During the times you’re facing a tough ...

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assertive friendly likeable living longer personality

How can you squeeze as many years out of this lifetime as possible? Articles telling you to exercise and eat right are everywhere, but did you know that people who share certain personality traits also have a better chance at living longer?

Writer Laura Schocker recently revealed these six traits that researchers believe contribute to a person’s longevity:


  1. Conscientious

  2. Easy to Laugh

  3. Socially Connected

  4. Optimistic

  5. Happy

  6. Extroverted


The common threads that seem to run through the list are, having a positive attitude interacting in an upbeat way with others

Are those abilities you are born with or can you ...

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creative

You've always been a a creative person, but you may be wondering if there could be a good career for you that extends beyond the artistic world. Simply put, the answer is yes! People who exhibit creativity often have the ability to use their imagination to invent and develop original ideas, products and/or solutions.

In fact, due to the growing importance of intellectual property, most big corporations have increased the emphasis on attracting, nurturing and keeping creative people on staff. That’s because they realize that, especially in commerce and industry, the creative ideas employees generate can be the ...

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gain self-knowledge get to know yourself

You’ve heard the expression “Knowledge is power”, but have you ever considered that concept in terms of knowing and understanding yourself? Once you know who you are, you’ll be able to answer the important questions in life like, “Who am I?” “What matters to me?” “What do I want to do with my life?”

When you possess self-knowledge, you have a true appreciation for:


  • What you like and dislike



  • What you want



  • What your motives are



  • What your values are



  • What you believe in



  • Why you behave as you do


When you decide to pursue self-knowledge, it can ...

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