We practice few values equally across all situations.
«When conflicts occur, we often resolve those conflicts in a way that is more protecting of our sense of self (also called self-serving bias).»
Many become kinder, calmer, and more reliable, while others defy these trends.
«Across many studies that have measured people’s agreeableness and conscientiousness in several countries with different personality tests, people score just over half a standard deviation higher at age 50 than at age 20, on average. For emotional stability, the age difference is probably somewhat smaller.»
What we can learn from rejections.
«If you hear "yes" at every single career stage, you probably did not reach high enough. If you never hear "no," chances are you did not take many risks (or you are just exceptionally talented, lucky, or both).»
New research into relationship endings shows how many simply just stop contact.
We think people won’t like us if we talk too much, but that isn't always true.