We talk about other people’s personalities in terms of the adjectives we use to describe them. So, one person might be “talkative but rude” while another person may be “quiet and inquisitive”. But in psychological terms, personality is broadly defined as a set of enduring traits and processes within the individual that influence that person’s interactions with the world.
Most psychologists agree that there are at least five (but possibly … Read more
What is NLP?
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a coaching methodology that was devised in the 1970s by Richard Bandler, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik. However, many evidence-based scientists and psychologists have been intensely critical of NLP, with some even adding it to a list of so-called “discredited treatments”.
After the creation of NLP, its ideas were mainly spread in the form of easy-reading books and training programmes aimed at helping … Read more
What are your goals for the next 12 months? Maybe you want to lose weight, eat more healthily or quit a bad habit. Perhaps you want to socialise more – or socialise less and study more.
A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests a new way of setting goals. Suppose you want to lose weight. You could either set yourself a specific goal (e.g. “lose 10 pounds”) … Read more
I wrote in an earlier post about the single most important thing you could do when it comes to trying to change or improve your life.
If you’re interested, this is a short (3 minutes, 36 seconds) video clip from when I was invited onto the BBC ‘Breakfast’ television show to talk about change – and to discuss my book You Can Change Your Life.
Did you know that people who write down their goals are generally twice as likely to achieve them as people who simply have good intentions?
Every year, millions of people try to change their lives. Many want to lose weight or get fitter. Some want to improve their relationships. Others want to learn new skills, get promoted or change jobs. Whatever you might be hoping to change or improve in … Read more