Vulnerability and Compliments Help Others See You Clearly
“Studies reveal only minor correlations between how you think you’re viewed and how people view you; if those around you aren’t falling victim to the ‘false consensus effect’, then they’re falling victim to the ‘false uniqueness effect’. Or maybe it’s you who’s falling victim to the ‘transparency illusion,’ assuming your words and facial expressions are a dead giveaway for your feelings, when usually they’re not.”
Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren’t Taught in School
You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others. These skills can be valuable, but you’ll never get them in a classroom.
Psychologists Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterman have cataloged the character strengths that contribute to a happy life and are protective in times of trouble.
You may already have a large circle of friends, acquaintances, and coworkers; you may be married, have children, and have a large family.
Men Do Cry: One Man’s Experience Of Depression
It’s one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, often still shrouded in a sense of shame. And for men under 35, suicide following depression is now the leading cause of death. Novelist Matt Haig recounts his own experience of suicidal thoughts and the long path to recovery.
This Emotional Life: Episode 1
The first episode, Family, Friends & Lovers, looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to our emotional well-being.
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