Posts Tagged "study"

This Psychology Study Shows That You Can Accurately Judge Someone From How They Look

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

We might spend days, months, or even years trying to figure someone out. Is he who he says he is? Should I trust her? The wheels in our head spin as we think of all the variables and how they’ll play out.


And still, we keep hearing that we should just listen to our instincts. Complicated questions, simple answer. What should we do, and where did this whole idea of the gut instinct come from, anyway?


Intuition isn’t some magical, mysterious quality that we carry with us. It actually comes from the knowledge and past experiences that we all carry. Even if we’re unable to explain why we feel the way we do, there’s a logical explanation behind our gut feelings.


Whenever you encounter anything new, the unconscious side of your brain is constantly making assessments. It takes in certain cues, such as a smile or parts of a story, and then matches it with something similar in our database of memories to come up with a conclusion. Meanwhile, our conscious side remains unaware of this rapid process taking place.

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Our facial perceptions of others can give startling insights into their success.

7 Ways You Can Be Your Own Career Coach

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

At some point during your career, you may feel the need for a little extra motivation, insight, or accountability. For many, the solution is to hire a professional coach who can help you move in the direction you want.


But what if you’re not ready—or willing—to add your cash to that pool? Is it possible to coach yourself?


Yes, says career coach Susan Bernstein, PhD, who is based near San Francisco. While it can be enormously helpful to have a dedicated professional focused on helping you achieve your goals, there are a number of principles you can apply yourself in order to reap the rewards. Here are seven actions you can incorporate.


1. Study The Gap

A good coach helps you take inventory of where you are versus where you want to be, says Bernstein. But chances are that you have a good idea of that yourself.

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If you need motivation but aren’t ready to hire a professional coach, take these steps to coach yourself.

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5 Simple Hacks to Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

We spend an awful lot of time in school throughout our lifetimes, diligently studying and cramming and writing exams, all in the quest to be more intelligent human beings.

How how much time do you spend on your emotional intelligence?

If you’re like the average human being, the answer is probably: “Um, not much.”

That’s too bad, because according to researchers from Rutgers, there are 19 different ways emotional intelligence contributes to the bottom line in any work organization. Emotional intelligence guides our ability to deal with others; to understand their emotions, as well as our own.

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Emotional intelligence is a key indicator for success in business, relationships and life in general. Try these painless ways to build yours.

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