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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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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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Have you noticed that none of the friendships you’ve made later in life compare to those you formed in high school or college? You may be onto something.

As we grow up, there are many reasons why our ability to make close new friends declines:


  • The conditions you had in school change, so you have fewer opportunities to hang out for long periods of time and gradually become close

  • Your focus shifts from “me” to “us” as you pair up with a partner

  • You begin to place an emphasis on the importance of building your career

  • The workplace is ...

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Are you aggressive, passive or assertive? When you’re hanging out with friends or being interviewed for a job, it makes a big difference…


  1. Aggressive: It’s happened to pretty much everyone at one time or another. People are sitting around in a group enjoying each other’s company... except for that one girl who just doesn’t quite get it. When she joins in, she comes off as hostile or angry, and more times than not, ends up hurting someone’s feelings or damaging the conversation. In other words, she has an aggressive communication style.

  2. Passive: Then there’s ...

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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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