Can introverts achieve happiness? Researchers recently untangled some of the knots in the complex associations between happiness, personality, social relationships, and emotion regulation. They examined how quality social relationships and emotion regulation ability might positively affect the happiness of introverts. Their results clarify the nature of those complex associations, and the authors suggest how introverts […]
Seize Your Quiet Space and Tap Into Your Quiet Power – Review of “The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy” by Heidi K. Brown
Book Review. The light bulb’s bright now. Important truths about quiet law people have been unveiled and illuminated in law professor Heidi K. Brown’s new book, The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy, published recently by the American Bar Association. As a result of her nine-year journey studying introversion, shyness, and social anxiety […]
Bad characters work in your firm, department, office, shop, store, or clinic. They lead your organization or work with or manage you. Your toxic boss or work colleague has certain personality characteristics linked with sexual harassment. They express these malevolent anti-social interpersonal behaviors in your workplace. Prior research has correlated these trait-related behaviors with either […]
Emotion Regulation Ability, Passion and Persistence, Predicting Creativity, and Professional Development
Emotions such as curiosity, frustration, irritation, joy, and excitement drive the creative process. A number of individual difference factors, such as knowledge of domain, quantitative skills, originality, and flexibility, predict creative behavior. Another creativity prediction factor involves personality. Prior research studies have identified a personality disposition called openness to experience as “the personality trait most […]
How do you get the most “bang” for your well-being buck when it comes to maximizing your personality strengths as you strive to achieve your goals and experience happiness? The answer lies (hopefully) within you – “keystone” personality strengths: Grit, Curiosity, and Meaning. New research about goal pursuit and well-being has provided that answer.
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