Browsing: Human Nature

What are your greatest character strengths? Take this quiz to find out:


Here’s a great tool for assessing your strengths — and then creating a life that draws on them:


Should you ‘fake it til you make it’?


The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence | Via @AdamMGrant

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30 Days After You Die So, Too, Will Everyone You Love

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This is one of the most interesting ideas I’ve come across in a long time, from a New York Times piece by Samuel Scheffler:


How Your Facebook Posts Reflect Your Personality Style

Wow. This is an incredible study of personality styles, based on the language that people with different personality traits use in their Facebook posts.


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Updated: Security, Health, Growth & Purpose

Abraham Maslow
In 1943 Abraham Maslow published “A Theory of Human Motivation“, proposing what he thought to be the most necessary elements humans needed in order to lead successful, healthy, happy lives.

A lot has changed in the world since 1943. So Charlie Kim, Founder and CEO at Next Jump, took it upon himself to modernize Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Here is Charlie’s version:


I don’t fear death (except when I do)

Here’s a brief musing I tapped out on my phone last night while reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes: I don’t know why everyone talks about the fear of death. I love life, but I don’t fear death. What I fear is the deaths of the people I love best — because I fear the […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012


1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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