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What Makes The Differences Between Introverts And Extrovert?

A conversation on Friday night. ‘Let’s head to the bars downtown. I heard there will be a massive party. It’s gonna be real fun!’ ‘Nah, I’ve got 300 pages to catch this weekend.’ ‘Come on, don’t be so discouraging. Two hours, okay?’ ‘Um.. I would rather-‘ ‘Are you really that shy? ‘I just prefer to be alone. It’s tiring outside.’ Typical introvert and extrovert traits, right? Introverts are shy and always want to be alone. Extroverts are outgoing. This is a major misconception of introverts and extroverts. Extroverts think that…

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How The School Makes Us Unlearn Creativity And What We Can Do About It

When adults are given a box, they just see a box. When children are given a box, they can imagine a lot more different things… Maybe it’s the home for a puppy? Maybe we can make a toy car out of it?… Somehow, schools make us “unlearn” creativity. As a child, we used to be creative; but once we entered school, we learned to be discipline and to be careful not to make any mistakes. Sir Ken Robinson said in his famous TED Talk Do schools kill creativity,[1] What we do know…

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How Not Using Keyboard Shortcuts Makes You Lose 64 Hours Every Year

If you work an office job, chances are you spend all day using a computer. You know how tedious it is: type, type, click, type more… But, what if you could save time by only typing and not clicking? In fact, by clicking with a mouse instead of using a keyboard shortcut for the same function, you lose 2 second for every minute you spend hunched over a computer.[1] Assuming you work 8 hours a day, roughly 240 days a year, you waste up to 64 hours a year if you don’t…

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How Laughing At Yourself Makes You Attractive Instantly

Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public and got laughed at for it? Say, Have you accidentally burped in the middle of an important meeting or knocked over the water when you were talking with someone? Chances are we all have this kind of experience, and it’s okay— you should even have a laugh about them. Laughing at yourself means embracing who you really are.[1] Most of us have insecurities, or feel bad about ourselves because of past mishaps. However, it’s normal to be imperfect—it’s our imperfections that make us…

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How "Stealing" from Great Writers Makes You Write Better And Think Bigger

We all have that day where your idea pool run dry and you just cannot find the suitable word to describe things in your mind. You then remember all those great lines from Ernest Hemingway and wonder why you never been able to form those brilliant sentences in your brain, while slowly fall into the abyss of self-deprivation. Actually, it is not that hard to write like Hemingway. You just have to steal from him. When you are reading some fascinating pieces from great writers, you may imagine yourself becoming a writer….

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Psychologists Say This Effect Makes People Become Biased And Feel Lonely

Have you ever felt like you were the only one to experience a certain thought, problem or emotion? Feeling this way can be extremely isolating, leading to loneliness and a bias towards negativity. However, just because you feel different to everyone else, it doesn’t mean that you are. Psychologists have concrete psychological evidence on how similar our hopes, dreams, and fears really are, and how we can use this information to feel happier, healthier, and more motivated. An identical personality description can apply to many people. In 1948, a psychologist named…

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Dad Teaches Son To Just Follow The Rules, But Then The Son Makes His Dad Change His Mind

Ever feel like you’re going through the daily motions? Get up. Go to work. Come home. Go to bed. Repeat. An incessant, tedious circle of drudgery. Your parents were expected to do it, their parents before them, and now it’s your turn. You swore you would never become like that. You had passions that didn’t fit into the generic plan. You struggle to retain your individuality, and yet you can feel the monotony begin to sap your strength. Before you get swept deep into a soulless existence, take a lesson…

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