Competence, work ethic, and emotional intelligence.
Every organisation, from Apple and Google to...
Starting with your handshake.
"The right amount of brain."
Unmitigated assholery won't necessarily lead to success.
Two of the most famous entrepreneurs of the century.
To get ahead, you want to play by the rules — to an extent. But new research suggests that people who were moderate rule-breakers as teenagers — we’re talking about skipping class or breaking curfew, not engaging in serious crime — seem to have certain traits that may make them […]
For years, many psychologists have believed...
Being nice at work is a complicated issue.
Don't underestimate the power of smiling.
Conflicts at work are inevitable.
As good as it feels, it is common knowledge...
There are Thinkers, and then there are Feelers.
There are surprising advantages to being an...
Iinvesting time, energy, and money.
When you picture a "high-earning man," what...
If you don’t respond to emails, your coworkers may perceive you as lazy or disinterested, argues Frost & Sullivan CEO Richard Moran. Psychologists say the way you clean (or don’t clean) your inbox actually does say something about your personality. Those who delete quickly and efficiently might be control freaks, […]
If you've got high aspirations, talent and...
In 1978, Jef Raskin became the 31st...
According to the National Institute of Mental...
A burdensome label.
Vying for attention.
Talent is only a prerequisite for the upper...
Psychology research verifies that the...
From the mailroom to the corner office...
At some point in your life, you've probably...
The Steve Jobses of the world have something in...
We all have our idiosyncrasies.
Pay by personality type.
The difference lies in disposition.
According to Beverly Harzog, author of "The...
We all want to be the one.
89 of the Fortune 100 companies use Myers-Briggs to analyse their employees.
It may seem inconsequential now but just wait.
What would make you happy?
Jan. 23 is National Handwriting Day -- a great...
What does it take to get to the top...
Steve Jobs was weird.
Gavin McMahon, cofounder of fassforward...
Your handwriting says a lot about your personality. For example, if you write large letters, it could mean you are people oriented, whereas small letters could mean you are introverted. Business Insider spoke to master graphologist, Kathi McKnight, who analyses handwriting for personality traits, to figure out what these details […]
From occasional offenders to the lawsuit-worthy.
Malcolm Gladwell is something of an apologist...
He's sold over 4.5 million books.
Founded in 1943 in a tiny town in southern...
An immortal entrepreneur.
If you could pinpoint a single factor that...
What suits you best?
Emotional intelligence is an "it" thing in...
Take a deep breath and read on.
Become a better friend.
Do you think that the events in your life...
Company performance is directly tied to the...
"Without a sense of fairness and justice, no...
Were you bullied, hugged or poor?
It's easy to be boring.
Some goals make you happy.
Others do the...
It's not just for crazy people.
Creatives are more open.
One of the things they didn't tell you about...
Whether grouch, gadfly, or sourpuss, every...
The Myers-Briggs personality test is entrenched in business culture. It’s taken by more than 2.5 million people a year. A full 89 of the Fortune 100 companies use it. The test promises to tell you which of the 16 personality “types” yours most resembles, slotted along a range of behavioural […]
It’s a business cliche that everything’s changing all the time. And that means it’s a business necessity that leaders know how to adapt. That’s why, in clinical psychologist Leslie Patch’s 15 years of studying top managers, she’s found one characteristic that cuts across industries. As she details in her forthcoming […]
If you're angling for the corner office, you...
On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union declared...
Soft skills are becoming increasingly important at work. Your interviewer will likely assess your personality and soft skills during the interview, even if you don’t realise it. Questions like “If you were an animal, what would you be and why?” seem frivolous – but they have a purpose. Employers today […]
Extroverts can solve problems amid lots of background noise, research shows, while introverts need calm around them to get their best work done. Yet a third of us work in loud, distracting open offices. And that’s especially a problem for introverted workers. “Everybody functions at their best when they’re at […]
That personal touch.
Neuroticism gets a bad rap, with its tendencies toward anxiety, depression, and mood swings. But being neurotic can sometimes be an asset. One of the Big 5 personality traits, neuroticism is on the opposite end of the spectrum from emotional stability. It’s usually defined as a predilection toward being fearful […]
In life and love.
Psychologist Richard Wiseman, the author of "59...
In “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin,” we find a list of thirteen virtues “all that at that time occurr’d to me as necessary or desirable.” These names of virtues, with their precepts, were: 1. Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. Silence Speak not but what may […]
Move over, Google. According to a new ranking, Sanofi, FedEx, and Apple are among the world’s most creative companies. The analysis was done by ViewsOnYou, a site for employees and hiring departments to match up personality fit in businesses. Users log in with their LinkedIn and Facebook logins, review themselves […]
Some people get ahead by being smarter, more analytical, or more strategic than everyone around them. But many of the most successful people combine some or all of those traits with a signature doggedness — wanting success more than anyone else. That intense focus on a singular goal comes across […]
America is often painted as divided — be it by politics, economics, or word pronunciation. But according to a new study from researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Helsinki, America may also be split up by three different psychological profiles. The […]
Everyone gets a little pleasure from pain.
Strength and warmth.
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Two sides to the same coin.
"You're screwing with somebody's intrinsic nature."
Work can be challenging, but finding an organisation that fits your personality and long-term career goals could make the road to success a little more bearable.
[credit provider=”CUNY/Youtube”] Today’s advice comes from Linda Lausell Bryant, Executive Director of Inwood House, via The New York Times: “You have to respect not only people’s needs, but also their pain, their vulnerability. A lot of battles are about very personal things.”
Good leaders possess a wide variety of skills. Great leaders have at least one additional skill: A flair for the dramatic.
Which character in “The Breakfast Club” did you resemble the most as a tenth grader? The answer often predicts adult personality:
[credit provider=”sven_kindler via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sven_kindler/3987690653/”] First impressions are everything, so if you’re shy by nature, you need to break out of your shell if you’re trying to impress someone. This is extremely crucial during a job interview and in fact, shy people need to “express a high level of self-confidence” even more […]
[credit provider=”Instagram/koreenas” url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/326658172369261065_15495787″] As a financial planner, Ray Linder sometimes found that he would give what seemed like solid, reasonable advice to a client that would be met with a surprising level of resistance–one that had more to do with emotions than anything else.A little digging told him that people […]
[credit provider=”Wolff Olins via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolff_olins/5158215243/”] Making sure potential hires are a good cultural fit is important if you want to prevent job-hopping. In order to find out if someone is a cultural fit for his company, Karl Heiselman, CEO of Wolff Olins told The New York Times that he tries to determine whether […]
[credit provider=”statigr.am/streetjoy” url=”http://statigr.am/p/327098484993865346_23827092″] Psychologists can get a pretty clear picture of someone’s personality by evaluating to what degree they express traits known as the “Big Five” — openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.These factors are thought to be rooted in biology and to transcend cultural differences, but a new study […]
Will you be the person you expect to be? Probably not.
[credit provider=”Flickr / brookesb” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brookebocast/459352368/in/photostream/”] Think you’ll be the same person in 10 years that you are today? Think again.Most people realise they’ve changed in the past, but few expect to change in the future, a new study finds.
[credit provider=”renedrivers” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/renedrivers/4301049831/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Extroverted gorillas in captivity outlive their shy brethren, a new study of these great apes in North American zoos and sanctuaries finds.Using methods adapted from studying human personality, keepers, volunteers, researchers and other caretakers gauged 298 individual gorillas‘ temperaments.
[credit provider=”Statigram/chardobbsxx” url=”http://statigr.am/p/318241313712041005_227927618″] Research is pointing to conscientiousness as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.Via How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character:
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=ted%20bundy&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1349110325&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=4fa5bb98eee6da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] By most accounts, Ted Bundy was handsome, charming, and intelligent.He was also violent, manipulative, amoral — and exhibited many of the hallmarks of a psychopath.
[credit provider=”Oxymoronical via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtownsend/5851333975/”] You’ve made it through the heap of resumes and got a call back for an interview. You have all the technical skills and experience, but still, it doesn’t mean you’re a shoe in for the job.Hiring mangers look beyond skills and experience when choosing the right […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/CarbonNYC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3064893033/”] 1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities: Fish owners are happiest. Dog owners are the most fun to be with. Cat owners are the most dependable and emotionally sensitive. Reptile owners are the most independent. 2) Yes, there are differences between […]
[credit provider=”U.S. Army Alaska via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usarak/5404530491/”] The candidate Pierce Howard interviewed for a sales position at his consulting firm, CentACS, won him over with her work experience, friend-of-a-friend connection and good looks.But it didn’t take long after she started working at the Charlotte-based firm for her to prove […]
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