The Light and Dark Side of Confidence

The Light and Dark Side of Confidence

"Believe in yourself!" is the central command of the self-help industry. But assurance can slide into arrogance, or worse.

Aggressive Athletes: Out of Control and Unapologetic

Why do athletes lash out? And are they really sorry?

Self-Confidence: Nature or Nurture?

Are you born with self-confidence?

Liars and Deceivers

It is very difficult to stop being a liar.

Tall Man Syndrome

Too much charisma from status, wealth, or good looks can invite narcissism.

Self-Reliance Paradox: Psychological Roots of Current Class Warfare

The Self-Reliance Paradox: Why They Underappreciate Your Generosity

How Good Intentions Make Us Dumb and Mean

How good intentions make us dumb and mean.

Risky business? Why women earn less than men

What keeps women from getting what they want in the workplace

Friends and Lovers: Is There a “Knew It All Along” Effect?

Sometimes you don’t acknowledge what you know, even to yourself

Why do men have a hard time making friends?

Can men pursue wealth and success while avoiding loneliness?

The Mind of a Hero

What goes on in the mind of a hero who is rushing in to save a crash victim?

Outsiders Who Become Great -- Michelangelo and da Vinci

How did Michelangelo and da Vinci come to be the geniuses they were?

Narcissists Already Know What You Think of Them, But Do They Care?

Narcissists aren't in the dark about peoples' opinions of them

The Answer to the World’s Problems in A Word

Why things are getting worse, not better.

Naked in Shanghai

Trust is everywhere if you stop and notice.

Fake It 'Til You Make It

How expectations, beliefs, and perspective can build confidence

Barack Obama: The Bedrock Confidence of Mr. Inside-Mr. Outside

Barack Obama defies self-esteem sociology with his resilience

Being Naked and Vulnerable With Our Clothes On

Do you hide your inner nakedness?

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

People skills to help you stand your ground

Voice Your Choice

What are the choices you have made in your life?

Masks of Sanity: Detecting Disguised Personality Disorders (Part Two)

Masks of Sanity: Detecting Disguised Personality Disorders (Part Two)

Can’t decide what to do tonight? FOMO could be the problem.

FOMO can make it hard to decide. Some helpful ideas.