There was an interesting article recently that examined what personality traits affect how long you are likely to live. According to the article the key factor that mediates the personality-mortality link is sleep. People with certain personality characteristics are more likely to sleep too little, or too much, or to experience greater sleepiness during the day, and in turn this raises their year-on-year risk of dying. (too little or excess sleep, and poor-quality sleep, have known links wit.....Read More
Each year Sydney has a Writers’ Festival and this years theme was Lie to Me. I attended last Friday and one of the one-hour sessions was How to spot a Liar. There were three panel participants: Calum Smith (Forensic Psychiatrist for the NSW prison system), Kate McClymont (a NSW journalist famous for exposing Eddie Obeid), Mathew Condon (a very experienced Queensland criminal journalist and author). The session was chaired by former Chaser performer, Chris Taylor. All three began by d.....Read More
There is an interesting blog/debate about the above question in the 23 April 2019 edition of BPS Research Digest. Neuroscientists studying over 100 foetuses came to the conclusion that “sexual dimorphism in functional brain systems emerges during human gestation”. In other words male and female brains are different and the difference occurs genetically. Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University and author of The Gendered Brain, disagre.....Read More
Psychologists have devoted much time over the last two decades documenting the dark side of human nature as encapsulated by the so-called Dark Triad of traits: psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism. People who score highly in these traits, who break the normal social rules around modesty, fairness and consideration for others, seem to fascinate as much as they disgust. I have blogged about the dark triad. In particular I see the dark triad as sub-traits for the Gogetter/Hustler 7MTF/H.....Read More
"Put in a sales perspective, I loved your presentation! I got a lot from what you talked about and I will read your book."
Peter Morris, Executive Officer, Lomax Financial Group
Your presentation on 'Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence" to 10 CEOs scored an average 8.9 out of 10 for the topic and 8.5 for the presentation which is great. A couple of the attendees gave you a 10 out of 10, and the comments were:
- Great presentation. Very informative.
- Excellent presentation.
- made me think.
Christi Spring CEO Institute. - web www.ceo.com.au.