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Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mind

Confessions of a Neurotic Extravert

Do you often act first and then worry immediately about the consequences of your actions? Do you say whatever enters your mind but then immediately regret what you’ve just said? Are you often not quite sure whether you are actually happy or really existentially troubled?  Don’t fret: you may just be a neurotic extravert.

August 30, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman
Shades of Sensitivity

Shades of Sensitivity

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

May 4, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Ryan Holiday on Stoicism, strategy and creativity

Best selling author Ryan Holiday discusses how Stoicism can help us transform trials into triumph. It's a pragmatic episode, full of strategies to invert obstacles and wrest opportunity from adversity.

April 20, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Are Social Daydreams Related to Well-Being?

Daydreaming often gets a bad reputation. While yes– researchers have associated “lapses of attention” with memory loss and depression, here’s the thing: not all daydreaming is a lapse of attention.

April 16, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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