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What Are You Most Afraid of Losing?

One of the things I would most "fear" losing is my ability to reason, learn, remember, process information, articulate my thoughts, and comprehend the world around me. Essentially, my mind and sanity. In my mind, the magnitude of this loss would far outweigh that of losing my limbs or hearing or eyesight - which is …

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Self-reflection: illusions

Illusions of Self

“Surrounded as we are by such people – so confused, so ignorant of what they’re saying and of whatever faults they may or may not have, where those faults came from and how to get rid of them – I think we too should make a habit of asking ourselves, ‘Could it be that I’m …

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How High is Your Physical Intelligence?

Fascinating piece on physical intelligence by Dr. Damon Ashworth at Damon Ashworth Psychology.

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Physical intelligence is concerned with how different elements of our environment interact with our senses to influence or distort our perceptions, judgments, and emotions, which then influence our behaviours.

In her excellent book ‘Sensation’, Thalma Lobel has neatly summarized all of the important findings that have accumulated so far in the emerging field of physical intelligence, or ’embodied cognition’.

Like emotional intelligence, physical intelligence appears to be something that can be developed and improved over time. It firstly requires an understanding of the biases inherent in the interaction between our sensory-motor experiences and the physical environment. It then requires an excellent present moment awareness of these biases so that our judgment and actions are adaptive rather than reactive.

Let’s have a look at how high your physical intelligence is and quick ways that you could improve it:

1. Temperature

Q: Should you offer someone a warm or a cold drink…

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Some of My Quirks

Trust me, it gets weirder than this.

Knowledge vs. Intelligence vs. Wisdom

And contextual intelligence.

Stereotypes: Part 2

This is the second part in the Stereotypes series.

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Stereotypes: Part 1

Any of these sound familiar?

My Favorite Quotes

Well, some of them....