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Our face is the mirror of our personality

An April 2021 study, published in the journal Nature Genetics is entitled: "Shared heritability of human face and brain shape" (eg, Big Think, Nature). Moreover, ancient wisdom states that the eyes are the windows to a person's soul (eg, Bible Matthew 6:22-24, phrases). Clearly, there's a link between our facial structures and our character, including our...

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Communication, thoughts and language

There is little doubt that all life-forms - plants, animals and humans - communicate. There is still, however, quite a scientific debate whether animals have thoughts (eg, Aeon, my 2016 blog, Theory of mind in animals). There is also a scientific debate whether having thoughts is required for using (written) language, or the other way around...

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Resilience

Resilience

On Saturday, Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant featured an article about (human) resilience. Wiki: "Psychological resilience is the ability to successfully cope with a crisis and to return to pre-crisis status quickly." Resilience is quite personal given my 2013 burn-out and my 18 month recovery. Psychology Today, 2018: "This ability to cope with adversity, often...

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Conceptual framework (4) – drivers of human behaviour

Conceptual framework (4) – drivers of human behaviour

A quote by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (428 BC-348 BC) has long been on my list of topics: "Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." (book) These 3 sources of human behaviour appear to be similar to the 3 stages in my concept of Needs, Wants & Beliefs (my blogs). My diagram to the right, also connects these 3...

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