Want To Stop Being So Cynical? 13 Proven Steps

Cynics fundamentally distrust other people and social institutions.

Psychologists define cynicism as the inclination to view people as motivated solely by self-interest.

As a result, the inability to see good in others undermines a cynic’s ability to flourish.

Research by the American Psychological Association linked cynical people to lower incomes.

Their unwillingness to trust people makes collaboration with others appear risky.

If you’re overly driven by fear of trusting others, then success will be elusive and your mental and physical health could decline.

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INTJ Career Matches: Avoid The Frustration Of A Bad Career Match For Your Personality

You’ve probably already noticed that some jobs appeal to you more than others.

And if you know or even suspect you’re an INTJ, you might wonder if the best INTJ career matches are the ones you’re already leaning toward.

Are those leanings your subconscious mind’s way of directing you to the careers best suited to your personality type?

And what jobs might you be overlooking or unaware of?

The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be for a career you’ll love.

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Extraverted Intuition: 8 Signs That You Are A NE Personality Type

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Do you know who you are?

This seemingly simple question may not be as simple as it sounds.

Psychologists, philosophers and some of the world’s greatest minds have been pondering this question for centuries.

Carl Gustav Jung, a renowned Swiss psychiatrist believed that all human beings are guided by four main psychological functions: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking.

Some years later, a mother and daughter duo, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers developed what is now known as the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a predictive questionnaire designed to determine which primary psychological functions guide people to explore and understand the world around them.

“Intuition gives outlook and insight; it revels in the garden of magical possibilities as if they were real.” – Jung

One of the most underestimated and widely misunderstood personality types is the Extraverted Intuitive (NE) and today, shed light on some of the main signs that may indicate that you fall into this rare group.

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What Is An INFJ Door Slam?

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Maybe you know an INFJ and have witnessed the phenomenon known as the INFJ Door Slam.

Or maybe you’re the door slamming INFJ who would like to better understand why you do what you do with people who’ve exhausted your compassion.

After all, cutting people off completely is not your go-to. It’s a last resort. It’s not something you enjoy doing to anyone, but when you reach that point, it becomes easy to walk away from the one who’s crossed the line.

You can do it without hesitation – and without feeling anything but relief.

It’s not a zen thing. It’s the INFJ’s way to protect themselves from someone who has hurt them deeply — probably someone they thought or hoped they could trust.

But is it permanent?

And do all INFJ people do this?

Or more importantly, is there a way to open the door again?

And what would it take?

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27 Reasons To Be Thrilled You’re A Type B Personality

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When you think of Type A and Type B personalities, do you assume that people who are Type A are more successful and often in leadership roles while Type B people tend to stay more in the background?

Because our Type A friends are most often credited with all of the achievements in life (due to their ambition and organizational skills), we think that it’s time to bring to light the reasons why people with Type B personalities are great.

In fact, Type B’s are just as likely to succeed in life as their high-strung counterparts — but for different reasons.

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What Is An Introvert And Am I One?

When you are at a party or at work, do you get noticed first by other people because you feel the need to take center stage?

Do you like to approach people you don’t know and make small talk or learn something about where they come from?

Or, would you rather stay out of the limelight and limit your conversations to a few meaningful ones rather than talking about the weather or sports?

If you love being the center of attention or being with groups of people, that means you are eager for contact and like to make a lot of connections with others. You might be an extrovert.

However, if you would rather stay in the background a bit, then you may prefer solitude rather than being around a large crowd of people. You are probably an introvert.

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