Category Archives: Emotions

There is no Good or Bad, Only Perception

“There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means.” – Ryan Holiday (The Obstacle Is the Way)

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Expression of the Day 7th October, 2020

Expression of the Day! What do you think Brad Pitt’s facial expression is saying? What would be a situation where you might do this yourself? Would there be a word, sound or sentence you’d expect to see with this expression? … Continue reading

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6 Basic Human Needs

6 Basic Human Needs According to Tony Robbins, we human beings have six basic needs in order to survive in this world. How happy are you in these areas? 1) Certainty: All human beings crave a certain level of safety, … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional intelligence (EI) can be described as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself and others. Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology showed that 85% of financial success is due to skills they label under … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia (from the Greek words: “prosopon” meaning face, and “agnosia” meaning not knowing) or face blindness, is extreme difficulty in recognising faces. This is caused usually by some kind of damage to the fusiform gyrus, which is a part of … Continue reading

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Why We Hate Being Told What To Do

I always thought it was just me that hated being told what to do, which is one of the reasons I’ve been a business owner / self employed for most of my working career. What’s worse that being told what … Continue reading

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The Human Face After 4 Years of War

These two pictures are shown side by side in the Andrei Pozdeev museum. The museum caption reads: “(Left) The artist Eugen Stepanovich Kobytev the day he went to the front in 1941. (Right) In 1945 when he returned”. This the human face … Continue reading

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The Eight Styles of Facial Expressions

Paul Ekman discusses The Eight Styles of Facial Expressions in his book; Unmasking the Face. What is YOUR facial style? The eight styles of facial expressions are: the withholder, revealer, unwitting expressor, blanked expressor, substitute expressor, frozen-affect expressor, ever-ready expressor, … Continue reading

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What Makes Couples Commit Crimes Together?

What makes couples commit? Commit crimes together that is. A lot of you would have seen (or been aware of) the Netflix documentary Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich,  plus seen his ex girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in the media recently. Ghislaine Maxwell was … Continue reading

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How (Not) To Trigger Your Partner

Through several decades of my own bumbling, study and observations, I believe that people in relationships have just about created an art form out of severely annoying each other. I’m not talking about the little run-of-the-mill annoyance; I’m talking about … Continue reading

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