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  • feedwordpress 22:15:49 on 2016/04/11 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , self-aware   

    Who Amongst Us Feels Powerful And How Can We Tell? 

    In a study I dub “Are you powerful or not?” guess what category you might fall into? At Northwestern and Stanford, here’s what happened. Two professors, Adam Galinsky, Professor of Ethics & Decision Management, Northwestern University and Joe Magee, of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, divided undergrads into two groups. One group was primed to feel powerful. They were asked to write about a situation in which they had authority over another individual. The members of the second group were set up to feel subordinate. They were asked to write about a situation in which they…
     
  • feedwordpress 22:39:14 on 2016/02/02 Permalink
    Tags: , , confident, , high status, lying, pronouns, revealing, self-aware, Self-Led, TEDx, words   

    How Your Words Reveal Your Self-Image, World View and More 

    From our truthfulness to our acts of dominance or our mood we are enormously revealing to others – if they know how to recognize the content and style of our words.  That’s what The Secret Life of Pronouns author and University of Texas psychologist James W. Pennebaker discovered and described in his TEDx talk. Who’s the most important person in the room? Find out by listening to the words people use: High status, confident people use fewer “I” words, not more. The higher one’s status in a situation, for example, the less one uses “I” in conversation. When people are feeling confident, they’re focused on the…
     
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