What’s Great about You?

How would you describe yourself? If I were to ask you to list your top 10 best qualities what would you say? “I don’t know” tends to be a common response. We all seem to find it easier to list our faults than our qualities. It is almost as if we haven’t dared asking ourselves “What’s great about me?” You may be waiting in anticipation for me to answer that question. Well maybe not, regardless,...

What’s in a name?

Have you ever wondered if you would be a different person if you had another name? At a pub quiz the other day I learnt that Barbie’s full name was Barbara Millicent Roberts and I started wondering if she would have been equally successful had she used her full name. People tend to make judgements based on first impressions and your name is likely to be the first thing that someone learns about you. Your name...

How well do you know the back of your hand?

Have you ever wondered where the expression to know something or someone “like the back of your hand” comes from? Despite not knowing its origins I have recently learnt that in several studies that have been conducted only 5% of people are able to recognise their own hands (“Definitive Book of Body Language” by Allan & Barbara Pease). So where is the discrepancy? Have we been conditioned...

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