In the traditional telling of the story, procrastination is the arch-enemy of productivity. The more you procrastinate, the less you get done. But psychologists who study procrastination have questioned that narrative. A 2005 study proposed that there are two types
Emotional intelligence has been increasingly recognized as important over the last several decades, the EQ to go with IQ. The idea being, of course, that all the smarts in the world won’t do you good if you can’t navigate your
Do you have a good awareness of what defines your personality and the personalities of others? Are you able to predict how different people will react in a given situation based on their personality? If so, you might score high
As we go through life, we frequently find ourselves trying to guess what’s going on in other people’s minds. Our society runs smoothly partly because of people’s ability to infer each other’s perspectives. And when it doesn’t run smoothly, people’s
Having trouble getting into the Thanksgiving spirit? No problem, science has some good excuses for why you aren’t feeling very grateful. One of them comes from research published this month in the journal Cognition & Emotion. It turns out that
You’ve heard the debate in HR circles, what’s more important analytical skills vs. social or emotional intelligence in the workforce? Answers are hotly debated and can vary not only by industry and job type, but management’s demographics like age, gender
Who didn’t steal, or eat, their friends’ crayons in Kindergarten, pull their neighbors pony tail or have a meltdown over not being first in line at recess. It happens, to the best of us. But our behavior in Kindergarten could
You’ve always been the “mature” one in your circle of friends; maybe you were recognized and praised by a coach or teacher for being considerate, understanding, patient with your peers and calm under pressure. Or, maybe no one really noticed.