9 Signs of A Shallow Person And How To Not Be Shallow

shallow person

Are you a shallow person — at least some of the time?

Or do you know someone who is?

It’s not a pleasant thought. None of us want to identify as superficial people, because we all want to believe we’re more enlightened than that — that we’ve evolved beyond superficiality.

Except we haven’t. We still make shallow assumptions about other people. And we still react to other people’s shallow assumptions about us with insults, sarcasm, or self-righteous anger.

Fortunately, though, there are things we can do to help ourselves become less shallow and more like the people we were made to be.

Even if you’re already considered a “deep person” by your friends and family members (and even if they say the exact opposite about you), you can go deeper and learn to see and appreciate more.

Not only will you be happier for it, but you’ll set a better example for others, too.

Let’s start, though, by spelling out what it means to be shallow in the first place.

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Big Five Personality Traits: What Is Your Score?

How would you describe your personality? How would the people who know you well describe it?

Do you know your personality type, and if so, does it ring true for you?

Personality type is intriguing but sometimes confusing. However, understanding our own personalities and how others perceive us is a big part of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

This awareness can also help you make better career decisions, have more empathy for others, and improve your decision-making abilities.

By embracing your own personality and how you are naturally wired to interact in the world, you can better manage your life to support your strengths and modify your weaknesses if necessary.

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Ambivert Personality? 10 Clues This Might Be You

Ambivert personality

I love having a career where I can work from home.

I spend a lot of time writing, researching, and creating courses and other content. All of this is done alone but for the company of my trusty little Mac.

Working from home gives me a ton of flexibility and allows me to focus on my work without too many distractions. I enjoy the quiet time when I can brainstorm and reflect without someone in a neighboring cubicle coming by to shoot the shit.

But every couple of days I start to go stir crazy. I get agitated and feel isolated. I stare out the window, waving at random passers by, hoping they might come in and, well, shoot the shit.

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5 Ways To Boost Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

If you want to get ahead in your career, develop your leadership skills, and foster better teamwork, your first step should be improving your emotional intelligence.

In fact, many studies have confirmed that people with high emotional intelligence enjoy more career success and have a competitive advantage over those with lower EQ.

Back in 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a groundbreaking book call Emotional Intelligence.

The book was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide.

The Harvard Business Review called Goleman’s work on emotional intelligence “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.”

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10 Unexpected Ways To Become A Happy Person

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Most people spend a lot of time being unhappy.

If you Google the research on happiness and how many people are happy, you’ll find that unhappy people outnumber the happy ones. The majority people in the U.S. (3 to 1) are unhappy with their work and in general.

Those statistics are daunting and sad. We have one opportunity to live our lives on this beautiful planet, and yet so many of us aren’t enjoying the adventure. In fact, many people find life difficult, unpleasant, or downright painful. But if you ask anyone what they long for most, it’s happiness. We all just want to be happy.

Life presents everyone with challenges and pain, so happiness can’t hinge on avoiding these things. We know wealth doesn’t create sustained happiness. In fact, some of the happiest people live in poorer countries such as Brazil, Costa Rica, and Panama. Achievement, fame, power, and material things don’t foster ongoing happiness.

So how do you become a happy person?

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Contentment As A Way Of Life

Contentment

“I just want to be happy.”

How many times have you said that to yourself over the years? How many times have you found yourself feeling unhappy, wondering why and what you can do to turn it around?

We do back flips to harness that elusive emotion. We desperately strive to make money, buy stuff we don’t need, change our appearance, or find the love of our lives.

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