In a hyperconnected culture, pausing to gather our thoughts is more necessary than ever. Some solitude, ironically, can help strengthen bonds with others as well as rekindle curiosity and interest in the world.
Interior retreat brings psychological and spiritual benefits.
What makes us happiest in life? Some people may point to fabulous fame and fortune. But hands down, surveys show that friends and family are the real prize. Even though our need to connect is innate, some of us always go home alone.
Questions of personality have vexed mankind from the dawn of personhood: can people change? How do others perceive me? What is the difference between normal and pathological behavior? One's personality is so pervasive and all-important that it presents a clinical paradox of sorts: it is hard to assess our own personality, and impossible to overlook that of others.