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The Power of Humility

  • November 08, 2019
  • General
  • John M. Oldham, M.D.

BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, M.D. “Humility Is Something to Boast About.” That was the headline on a recent article in the print edition of The New York Times.  Benedict Carey reports on a recent review of studies of people with a personality trait characterized by an ability to perceive one’s own flaws and strengths, and […]

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Personality and Power

  • October 18, 2019
  • General
  • John M. Oldham, M.D.

BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, M.D. Personality influences behavior. No doubt about it, certainly for someone in my field.  So information about someone’s personality should help make sense of how–and how successfully–that person acts at school, in the workplace, at home, in social relationships, and in the world of politics. The New York Times recently reported […]

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NFL receiver Brandon Marshall speaks on borderline personality disorder at Menninger luncheon

  • May 06, 2019
  • General
  • Administrator

Diagnosed in 2011, the athlete–introduced by John Oldham, M.D.– now works to break the stigma of mental illness* By Britni R. McAshan |May 3, 2019 Brandon Marshall has fielded opponents during a storied career in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos, the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets, but he also has battled mental health […]

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CAN KIND THOUGHTS ABOUT OTHERS BOOST YOUR MOOD?

  • April 30, 2019
  • General
  • Administrator

How you think about the people you encounter will alter your well-being throughout the day. In a bad mood? Feeling anxious? Iowa State University psychologists found that thinking well of others can lift your spirits and calm your nerves, whether you realize it or not. Previous research has shown that what psychologists called “downward social […]

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Does This Personality Trait Put You At Risk of a Cybercrime?

  • March 07, 2019
  • General
  • Administrator

Being easily distracted makes you a target for pickpockets, and experts know that extroverts are more likely than introverts to be preyed upon by con artists. Now researchers are zeroing in on a personality trait that makes a person a target of cybercriminals. According to research published in Social Science Computer Review, that trait is […]

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ARE YOU A CAT PERSON?

  • February 27, 2019
  • General
  • Administrator

        ARE YOU A CAT PERSON? Whether you are an “agreeable” type or have neurotic leanings, researchers who surveyed more than 3,000 cat owners in the UK found that your personality is likely making an impact on how your cat behaves. University of London and Nottingham Trent University researchers point out that the personality/behavior matchup […]

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WHAT YOUR BODY SHAPE SAYS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY

  • November 09, 2018
  • General
  • NPSP25 Team

  Do you look trustworthy? Lazy? Enthusiastic? When it comes to snap judgments, your body shape affects other’s first impressions of your personality. Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas tested their theory that body-shape and personality-trait stereotypes affect how we judge and interact with people we haven’t met before. The Body Shape Study […]

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