Thursday, January 20, 2022

How to Avoid Irrationally Low or High Risk Tolerance

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Financial advisors and apps ask clients to rate their risk tolerance, usually accept the answer, and find appropriate investments.

But why might someone's risk tolerance might be irrationally high or low. To become more rational, My Psychology Today article today offers 11 causes of and suggestions for irrationally high or low risk tolerance.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

How to Reduce Social Anxiety

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Everyone gets nervous in some social situations, perhaps a first date, an important meeting, or giving a presentation. But when the fear extends to avoiding or being too quiet with other people and it’s lasted for months or longer, it’s often termed social anxiety disorder or social phobia disorder.

But "social anxiety” is like a headache: The cure depends on the cause.  I offer some cause-specific suggestions in my Psychology Today article today.

8 Ways to Become a Better Thinker

Thinking ability is the holy grail for improving your professional and personal life. My Psychology Today article today offers eight practical ways to improve yours.

Monday, January 17, 2022

The Wisdom Project: Yes-ands and yes-buts in response to 13 luminaries' advice.

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As I reflect on what writing has most helped my clients, friends, and me, I’ve become enamored of the short form. The quotation may be the shortest incarnation of wisdom.

So I reviewed literally thousands of quotations from respected luminaries to identify not-obvious but helpful quotes

My Psychology Today article today offers 17 quotes of particular value, adding my yes-ands and yes-buts.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Advice for the Worried Teenager

My Psychology Today article today offers advice for the teen worried about college, relationship, career, and money. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

How Well Does Your Love Life Match Iconic Love Song Lyrics?

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My Psychology Today article today presents iconic lyrics from love songs can encourage you to reflect on your love life. Within each of four categories of lyrics, I offer some less poetic thoughts and questions about love life.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

"They Say I'm Too Intense:" Suggestions that don't require a personality transplant

A client today is at risk of getting fired because despite being competent at his job, his boss said that she and others find him too intense. We developed a number of suggestions that he's enthusiastic about and may be of help to you. I describe them in my Psychology Today article today.