Studies show that there are several factors which develop and sustain a person’s resilience: The ability to make realistic plans and being capable of taking the steps necessary to follow through with them Confidence in one’s strengths and abilities Communication and problem-solving skills The ability to manage strong impulses and feelings Resilience is negatively correlated… Read more

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something new, something different, something the artist saw that we did not? As Pablo Picasso put it: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have… Read more

Regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits have been identified by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Their meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) also showed correlations with psychiatric disorders. Senior author Chi-Hua Chen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego… Read more

Personality is a broad term describing how people habitually relate to the world and their inner self. After the developmental period through childhood and adolescence, these patterns of relating remain reasonably stable through life. They are then referred to as traits and influence behavior, thinking, motivation and emotion. Since everyone is different in their own… Read more

Understanding your present self depends not only on thoughts, feelings, and activities, but also on experiences and recollections of the past and the vision of yourself into the future. In other words, it all depends on where you’ve been, and where you’re going. A new study explores how people view themselves over different time spans… Read more