The Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion Effect: Mirroring Expectations How do the expectations other people have for you affect the expectations you have for yourself? According to a study highlighted in the book Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior, if random strangers think that you are going to be “sociable, poised, humorous and socially adept,” it is likely that …

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Why do you keep going? “The two most dangerous years of your life are the year you’re born and the year you retire.” – Dan Buettner At his 2009 TED talk, Dan Buettner talked about his work researching the world’s Blue Zones, areas in which people live inordinately long, healthy lives. The Blue Zone with …

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Hi Im Ugly

Hi I’m Ugly

Let’s say that for a few days or weeks you were to hire a Hollywood makeup artist, throw on a convincing fat suit and some awful makeup and masquerade as a fatter, remarkably unattractive version of yourself. Would it change the way the world interacts with you? Would it influence the way you feel about …

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Talk Without Speaking – Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication – What Your Body Says About You It is generally accepted within the scientific community that nonverbal communication makes up much of what we say. Nonverbal communication, like communication of any other sort, takes many forms. A common estimate is that 70% of information exchanged in a typical interaction is done so wordlessly …

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