On Bullies and Psychopaths

Recently the Wall Street Journal published this article by Elizabeth Bernstein: Why It Seems Like Bullies Are Everywhere—and How to Stop Them.  The sub-title was Bullies try to intimidate people they see as weak or vulnerable. Here’s how to respond. In the article the author makes a common mistake.  She conflates bullies and psychopaths.  The former group see some people as weak; the latter see some people as vulnerable. Bullies are egotistical: they are boastful, vain and opini.....

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The 9 Best EQ Courses but Where is Temperament?

My Google Emotional Intelligence feed recently sent me this blog by Allison Martin: Best Emotional Intelligence Training Courses.  The blog lists information about nine courses about emotional intelligence.  The list includes lecturers from such esteemed suppliers as the University of Maryland, Case Western Reserve University and the Indian School of Business. What I found interesting is that none of the blurbs for the nine courses included any mention of temperament.  The article real.....

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Emotions – Feelings – Mood; but Where is Temperament?

Joshua Freedman, CEO of Six Seconds and a raging Socialiser, recently posted an excellent video discussing the difference between emotions, feelings and moods.  It is 24 minutes long but you can play it at 1.5x and not lose anything.  Six Seconds is an organisation that does excellent work promoting emotional intelligence. The difference between the three is time.  Six seconds is the length of time an emotion lasts, while feelings then moods last longer.  A great feature of the video .....

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My First Lesson in Empathy Came When I Was Studying History at School

On one of my blog feeds this interesting blog appeared: Why Do We Overestimate The Importance Of The Country We Live In?  The blog describes how people in various countries dramatically overestimated the contribution of their own country to world history ranging from the British saying 55% to the Swiss at 11% citing several studies.  The blog then described a recent study at Ohio State using fictitious countries that came up with same result and tried to explain why. National narcissism.....

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