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Some people are afraid of change, but the truth is, if you’re changing you’re likely growing.

Psychologists used to think that change started when a person took action, but modern studies suggest change takes place in stages.

Let’s use friendliness as an example. James might typically be grumpy in the mornings, but wants to work on it and become more amiable and friendly to others when he goes into work.

Here are the steps James can take to change his nasty habit:


  1. Precognition – James recognizes that there’s a problem, but he’s not yet connecting it ...

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Listening - Two Ears and a Mouth - 2gno.me

Demonstrating good listening skills can result in us securing successful business deals and solidifying healthy relationships. Yet, how many times have we found ourselves talking to people only to discover they hadn’t really heard us at all? Or looking back and realizing we’d talked too much ourselves without bothering to find out how the other person was feeling?

For centuries, wise people have understood the importance of minimizing the noise we make in order to listen to and learn from those around us. “We have two ears and one mouth,” philosopher Epictetus said, “so we may listen twice ...

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If you were a brainiac in school but weren’t one of the popular kids, you may think you had the last laugh when you went on to land that high-paying job. But what good is having lots of money if you have no friends?

The truth is, almost anyone can be smart and have a decent social life - you just need to realize it takes a little work to be in any worthwhile relationship. The trick is not to alienate people with a know-it-all attitude, but rather to master some basic social skills.

Follow these guidelines to stop being ...

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Do you ever wonder how other people see you? When it comes to our own self-knowledge, we all have blind spots. We simply can’t see ourselves the way others do.

Know Yourself - 2gno.me

To gain this insight you need peer review; input from your friends, colleagues, teachers, clients or bosses. When we better understand ourselves we can zero in on traits or habits that we can improve upon.

We have mentioned a tool used by psychologists to help individuals increase self-knowledge.

The “Johari Window” is a four-paneled grid that can help us organize areas of perception

1.      What is known about us ...

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Change Moody Behavior - 2gno.me

We’ve all experienced a moody day or temperamental period in our lives. We may feel upbeat for a time, but then descend and become sad or even grouchy. If the moodiness persists it can negatively affect our relationships with co-workers and loved ones.

Short-term moodiness can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, exhaustion and difficulties in your private life or with finances. Long-term mood swings often are attributed to hormonal or physiological imbalances, psychological disorders, or other issues that may need to be addressed by medical professionals.

Regardless of the duration or severity, an uneven temperament ...

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What personality trait did Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Mother Teresa share? Each of them was born with a naturally timid disposition, yet they all found the courage to stand up for their beliefs in a very public way that made significant advances for human rights.

A Timid Nature - 2gno.me

We’ve all experienced moments of timidity, but there are many of us who experience it on a daily basis. Some have made their peace with what they deem something they were “born with”. They have learned to appreciate the positive things about being introverted, such as being careful, approachable and having a calming effect ...

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Charisma – we’re either born with it or we’re not. So if we are born with a charismatic personality, what can we do with it?

Charismatic leaders have the ability to inspire people, groups, even nations to think in new, powerful ways. They can motivate others to be more productive, creative and open to innovative ideas. And they can inspire people to be loyal to their leadership, a company and entire movements.

There are several different styles of leadership, but charismatic leadership may be one of the most exciting because people are often naturally attracted to leaders who have ...

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We’ve all watched interviews with famous people who’ve said they’ve known what they wanted to do since they were little kids. For those of us who have never felt so certain, it can feel uncomfortable and even disappointing. Some people go through life never knowing or realizing what their true passion is.

I know someone like that. He signed up for the Air Force as a young man and made that his career, but in his downtime, building things always fascinated him. If he didn’t have a hammer or saw in his hands, he was reading ...

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cynicism vs. criticism

Among friends, in school or in business, if we dare to explore a new theory or develop an original product, chances are we’ll be faced with some form of feedback. Some of it inevitably will be negative. This is nothing new. In fact, every groundbreaking notion has been met with some measure of scorn, resistance or doubt.

Reject Cynicism and Improve Your Ideas - 2gno.me

When we learn to differentiate the feedback that is cynical from that which is constructively critical, we can reject the former and embrace the latter to turn our original ideas into stronger, more sound ones.

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Cynicism is a form of doubt ...

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In a job interview you want to stay positive, avoid lodging complaints, being cynical or exuding negativity. Likeability is a big factor for recruiters. They know who their people are, and will look to bring in talented professionals who know how to get along -- sometimes in favor of hiring someone with the best qualifications on paper.

What recruiters desire is common to other arenas as well. At social events, the logic is simple; people are subconsciously drawn to those who have a likable personality.

One of the most important keys to living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is having ...

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