Professor Little sees free traits as behaviors carried out in the service of a personal project even though it may run against one's "first nature." As you might be thinking, it can be stressful to act differently from your natural tendencies—out of character, as Little says. The stress can take a toll, and Little recommends finding “restorative niches” (metaphorically, your favorite room in the Myers-Briggs house) to relax and refresh. … [Read more...] about This Could Be the Most Important Personality Trait. Really.
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The “imagined” family — the dream-like family we assume everyone has, in which family members have kind, supportive, and enduring relationships, is now all around us. Our headlines tell us that family members are sharing time together before isolation. They tell us that family will or should be dropping groceries on one each other’s doorsteps and phoning and Facetiming one another during periods of isolation and distancing. Without a doubt, these headlines will ring true for many. The family of genes or legal ties, when it works, can be a source of support, strength, and joy. … [Read more...] about The Meaning of Family During the Pandemic