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If you hire neurotics make sure that they are conscientious

17 06 06 If you hire neurotics make sure that they are conscientious

If you are interested, our free 2 hour session on “Have you hired a Psychopath lately” is running shortly, click here to register. One of the ways in which people’s personalities differ from one another is the dimension of Emotionality, sometimes referred to as Neuroticism. Everyone on earth is somewhere on a continuum from highly

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Bad moods can be good for you

17 05 30 Bad moods can be good for you

I saw a fascinating article recently in http://theconversation.com/au dealing with the benefits of negative emotions such as sadness.  If bad moods become too severe or persistent then they can represent clinical issues such as depression, but a little emotional discomfort now and then can help you. Forgas (eg. 2001) and others have researched the effect

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Why are some people more resilient?

17 05 23 Why are some people more resilient

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to cope better with negative experiences – to bounce back?  Resilience, like most things in life, has a genetic component and an acquired component.  Personality is heavily genetically determined and is a good predictor of how likely a person is to be resilient and cope well with

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