Can You Smell Someone’s Personality?
Jan11

Can You Smell Someone’s Personality?

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. — Rudyard Kipling With the winter, comes one of the most annoying things in life: the stuffy nose. But more than a nasally voice or the inability to sleep comfortably (if at all), losing your sense of smell can have effects on your psychology. Or rather, in detecting the psychology of others… Likely, you’ve heard it claimed “dogs can smell fear,” but did you...

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Mountains or Ocean? It Says a Lot
Jan04

Mountains or Ocean? It Says a Lot

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. — Aristotle I have a simple question for you: In general, which do you like better, the ocean or the mountains? Although this may seem like a meaningless question, research shows that if you prefer the ocean, you tend to be more extroverted, whereas if you chose the mountains, you tend to be more introverted. In fact, this also applies to your preference of related activities....

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Your Geographic Personality
Nov30

Your Geographic Personality

God comes to a Russian and tells him he will grant him one wish. “But whatever you choose,” God says, “I will give your neighbor twice as much.” So the man thought and thought and finally said: “Take out my eye.” — Russian joke Today’s post is inspired by the book Prisoners of Geography, the New York Times Bestseller that I was supposed to have read for my book club this weekend but didn’t...

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Evil in His Eye
Sep17

Evil in His Eye

It’s man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that leads him to evil ways. — Buddah Today…I’m feeling a little devilish. My blood’s a little warmer. There’s an elusive gleam in my eye. The world seems primed for my conquering. Cue the grinningly sinister music. In social psychology, our focus is often on the context of the situation and how these transient factors can influence people. However, another key component of...

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Impressed Yet?
Sep10

Impressed Yet?

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. – Henrik Ibsen If there’s anything you’ve learned from this blog, it’s probably the fact that you can’t trust your own mind. Or that I’m astonishingly good looking. Either way, though, things aren’t always the way they appear, and today’s post is only going to reaffirm that. To begin, let’s start with a little activity. Below, there are two lists of traits about my...

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