Se você não se ama é porque não se conhece

 

 

 

 

 

 

A palavra autoestima está na moda e às vezes parece um dispositivo mágico para entender tudo o que acontece conosco. É como se todos os problemas pudessem ser explicados com um frase padrão: falta de autoestima. Existe uma espécie de epidemia que pode ser resumida dizendo que é trabalhoso gostar de nós mesmos. Talvez isso aconteça por uma razão clara: se você não ama a si mesmo mesmo é porque não se conhece.

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Do you have a healthy personality? Researchers think they can tell you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big five traits associated with life outcomes

There is also a large body of research showing that the big five traits identified as neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness are stable, heritable, and predict life outcomes such as health, self-esteem, academic performance, marital quality, and work performance.

Using the big five as a framework and an expert-consensus approach, the researchers first attempted to generate a basic trait profile of a prototypical healthy individual. In a second step, they used data from seven independent samples of over 3,000 participants to test whether the generated healthy profile can be used to assess healthy personality functioning at the individual level. To do this, they computed a healthy personality index for each participant that indicated how similar their own individual personality profile matched the expert-generated profile for the healthy personality.

As predicted, individuals with healthy personality profiles tended to be better adjusted as indicated by higher self-esteem, self-concept clarity, and optimism. Individuals with healthy personality scores were also more likely to describe themselves as being able to resist impulses, regulate their behavior, and focus their attention. They also described themselves as being low in aggression and antisocial behavior.

The associations with measures of narcissism and psychopathy yielded a more complex picture, however. Specifically, people with healthy personalities tended to score lower in the maladaptive aspects of narcissism such as exploitativeness but relatively higher in the potentially adaptive aspects of grandiosity and self-sufficiency. In a similar vein, people with healthier personalities scored low on the maladaptive facets of psychopathy measures such as blame externalization or disinhibition but relatively higher on the more adaptive facets of these scales such as stress immunity or boldness.

Overall, these results provide initial evidence for the convergent and divergent validity of the healthy personality index, researchers said.

Link Original:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181126145816.htm?fbclid=IwAR2L5NCP9jDf0roZH-YH7JllGmRGQ8QDicjFicr2J2pYrt3TjCUiPjtazZs


Fast and hardwired: Gut-brain connection could lead to a “new sense”

 

 

 

 

 

The mysteries of our “second brain” are a profound new frontier in 21st century medical science. While research is rapidly discovering amazing connections between our gut and our brain, little is known about how these two distinct parts of the body communicate with each other. A remarkable new study has upturned existing ideas surrounding gut-brain communication, revealing a fast-acting neural circuit allowing gut cells to communicate with the brain in just seconds.

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“Como esse cara me convenceu de que eu era tonta?”: o abuso machista que ninguém parece ver

 

 

 

 

Marina é o nome fictício —a seu pedido expresso— de uma mulher de 37 anos que durante dois anos sofreu maus-tratos psicológicos por parte de seu namorado. Concretamente, uma forma de abuso conhecida como gaslighting. Trata-se de um abuso sutil, manipulador, mediante o qual se desgasta a autoestima e a confiança da mulher em si mesma a ponto de anulá-la, de transformá-la em um punhado de dúvidas e medos.

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