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Know Yourself articles

How to Get to Know Yourself

Really get to know yourself and you might be surprised at what you find.

5 Life-Improving Benefits of Being (Truly) Generous

"Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others."

The Law of Social Proof: Everybody's Doing It

There are always people who remain themselves even as behaviors and attitudes sweep through social networks. You don't have to believe things simply because other people believe them. You can, and, if you want to really be you rather than a replica of everyone else, must discover what you think. What you feel is right.

Is Your Label Limiting You?

Words matter, because they can shape expectation. When we are labelled we can sometimes be confined by that label. We can start to live up or down to that label, especially if it's been stuck onto us by some source of authority.

It's Unlucky to Be Superstitious (or Is It?)

Apparently superstitious beliefs can lower house prices, cause deaths in traffic accidents and even increase infant mortality. Is it really unlucky to be superstitious?

How Environmental Triggers Age You, Make You Dumber and Change How You See Other People

Environmental triggers influence people's behaviours and responses to a much greater extent than we realize.

Bystander Apathy: "It's none of my business"

Have you ever heard about an example of bystander apathy and wondered if you would have done something? Or perhaps you're sure you would.

Cognitive Dissonance: Stop Lying to Yourself

Have you ever noticed that some people don't seem to be straight with themselves? And by some people we could include you and me.

Are Your Brain Chemicals All Wrong?

How the 'chemical imbalance theory' became ingrained in the public's mind

The Ten Commandments for Parents

All the help books in the world can't prepare you for the real thing...