Empathy: A Way Out of Loneliness

Empathy: A Way Out of Loneliness

KEY POINTS Loneliness has been exacerbated by increased reliance on social media and cell phones to meet social needs.In-person contacts provide more opportunities for empathic identification than truncated experiences.Empathy supplies the emotional glue for...
Talent and Hard Work Aren’t Enough to Get to the Top

Talent and Hard Work Aren’t Enough to Get to the Top

KEY POINTS Good or bad fortune is often arbitrary, not based on what is “deserved.”Failure to acknowledge the role of luck or chance can lead to excessive self-doubt in the face of disappointment.Relying on positive comparisons with others for self-esteem...
Romantic Love Is Just a Fantasy at First

Romantic Love Is Just a Fantasy at First

KEY POINTS Fantasy magnifies positive qualities and whitewashes negative traits in a potential partner.Unresolved psychological needs influence sexual attraction.Commitment, communication, and companionship are the “big three” sustaining factors. Romantic...
Anger Is Better Than Sadness at Times

Anger Is Better Than Sadness at Times

KEY POINTS Anger can communicate information quickly and dramatically.Moral outrage is often a positive force for change.However, chronic anger and narcissistic rage can breed anger in others. “Madness is better than sadness,” were Harold’s first words...

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