Thoughts on the “Liking Gap”

[caption id="attachment_1411" align="alignnone" width="300"] two senior women chatting on bench[/caption] There was an interesting blog recently posted by The British Psychological Society that discussed the Liking Gap.  It turns out that while most of us are unrealistically optimistic about many things such as our better-than-average sense of humour, the majority of us tend to under-estimate how we come across socially.  This is defined as the Liking Gap and it turns out the the shyer the .....

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Decidophobia and the Doublechecker

I discovered a new word last week: “Decidophobia”.  It was coined by Princeton philosopher Walter Kaufmann in his 1973 classic, Without Guilt and Justice.  Kaufmann argues that fear of making decisions and a failure to exert decisive control over their own lives are often what prompt people to conform to societal rules because they can abdicate responsibility of choices to governments and religion.  I came across the word in an article by Ruth Ostrow: “Making a choice won’t hurt y.....

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Grit, Conscientiousness and the Entrepreneur

Professor Angela Duckworth, aka the Queen of “Grit”, has built a very successful brand.  In this article about Duckworth she defines grit as a skill: something that can be built through determination and focus.  She suggests three ways to improve your grit. Find Your Calling:  People with high levels of grit are as motivated by the pursuit of pleasure as much as anyone else, but what marks them out is their greater interest in meaningful activities that serve a higher purpose. P.....

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Book Review: The H Factor of Personality

By Kibeom Lee and Michael C. Ashton Bruce Lewolt, my American partner, recommended that I read this book.  It was a terrific recommendation and a terrific book.  In addition there is terrific review on Amazon: A Personality Model That Isn't Afraid Of The Dark dated 26 November 2012 with which I wholeheartedly agree.  The Big 5 Personality Model is missing any reference to the Dark Triad and the H factor handles this.  Lee & Ashton then go on to redefine the Big Five as the HEXACO .....

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