Self improvement

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Mental health

Why people are more alike than different

Summary:

— People are more alike than different.
— People still have their unique personalities.
— These different characteristics are due to genetics, our environment, and the experiences we go through.

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Mental health

Why the measure of intelligence is the ability to change

Everyone knows at least one social chameleon personality who gets along great with each individual they meet from all walks of life, ranging from CEOs, electricians, and teachers, to doctors, and construction workers.

They aren’t always the strongest, nor the smartest. Nevertheless, they typically get done the most since they can modify their behavior to suit their environment.

Thus, the measure of intelligence is the ability to change and adapt to the needs of the circumstances. Let me explain why.

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Mental health

Why healing is a process: Steps to healing

Every one of us can probably recall a moment in our lives when we went through a traumatic event that left a wound, and a long-lasting impression for a long time before we could accept what happened, and move on.

Think of the loss of a loved one such as a family member, a friend, or a pet.

That’s why healing is a process, not an event. Today I will explain the different steps to healing that can be distinguished from one another.

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Mental health

Why you need to turn your wounds into wisdom to grow

Painful experiences and events are part of the course for everyone, no matter how rich or successful we are. Sooner or later, we all get our hardships to deal with.

You must turn your wounds into wisdom to prevent future pain, and biases, and to balance your life to maintain your mental sanity.

Let me explain why, and how to do this.

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Mental health

how to deal with haters in life

There will always be negative people who nag about every little thing we do, no matter what we decide to pursue in life.

Whether you try to please everyone or be as authentic as possible, they’ll always be around. That’s because the issue lies with them, and not necessarily with you. They project their weaknesses and insecurities onto others.

But what we can influence is how we respond to haters. Let me explain how.

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Mental health

How to let go of the need to be right

The most important thing to understand in order to learn how to let go of the need to be right is that it’s literally impossible to be correct all the time.

Being human inherently means being imperfect. As a consequence, we can’t always be accurate since we’re bound to be incorrect eventually. No matter how intelligent and perceptive we might be.

It’s also incredibly annoying to argue with someone who thinks they’re always right, and never wrong. These are my personal tips to let go of the need to be right.

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Mental health

How to control your narrative in life

The best way to control your narrative is by:

— Committing to your reputation
— Listening to the audience
— Telling stories of your strengths
— Starting all over when required
— Protecting the truth

Here’s why.

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Mental health

How to become more analytical

Building analytical skills is important since it allows us to find answers to challenging questions and issues. We can use these skills to form objective action plans and to make choices to resolve these problems at hand.

That’s why we need to know how to become more analytical by applying the following tips.

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Mental health

Why you should be yourself in life: Everyone else is already taken

Most of us know being jealous of someone else all too well. Maybe it was because they were prettier than us, or because they were more skilled at something we desperately wanted to be good at ourselves.

Yet, everyone is unique, which means everyone has their gifts and imperfections. And that’s precisely why you should be yourself. Because everyone else is already taken. This is how to own your uniqueness.

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Mental health

Why confidence is silent and insecurities are loud

We’ve all seen barking dogs who cowered away all frightened and anxious when push came to shove, while the calm dog who didn’t let out a single bark was vicious in the end.

That’s because barking dogs typically don’t bite. And it’s a perfect metaphor for life as well.

This is why confidence is silent, and insecurities are loud.

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