Introvert VS Extrovert: A Look at the Spectrum and Psychology

Introvert vs Extrovert: A Look at the Spectrum and Psychology

The concept of extroversion isn’t new, under one heading or another, theories of extroversion/introversion have been apparent in psychological literature for over 100 years. Many theories incorporate an individual’s level of extroversion/introversion as a key factor underp
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What is Eudaimonia

What is Eudaimonia? Aristotle and Eudaimonic Well-Being (Incl. Definition)

There are a million different ways to define happiness. Especially in the field of psychology, where operational definitions are a constant work in progress. Eudaimonia is not only one of the oldest, but it has stood the test of time for another reason. That reason being, eudaimonia h
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Attributional and explanatory styles

What Are Attributional and Explanatory Styles in Psychology?

How do you view positive and negative life events? Perhaps you blame yourself when faced with failure while never giving yourself credit for the good. In the face of adversity, can you see past the present moment and know that things will get better? The way you attribute and explain
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positive aging

What is Positive Aging? 10 Tips to Promote the Positive Aspects of Aging

How do you feel about growing old? For some, it’s a scary time filled with change and loneliness. But it doesn’t need to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t. We’re social creatures and growing old isn’t a solo sport. That’s what positive aging is all about
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Meaning is a bag of stones

13 Meditations On Meaning

Meaning is a bag of stones, waiting for us to put it down. Waiting for us to put down the load of expectations, of aspirations, of better times ahead. The load of always subordinating the present moment to a hypothetical future one. We have to set it down if we want to keep on going.
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The Flourishing Center - Certification in Applied Positive Psychology

Meaning & Existential Positive Psychology [PODCAST]

 Press play and enjoy this conversation I had with friend and colleague Emiliya Zhivotovskaya. In this podcast episode, we touch on the following subjects: Why asking better questions is crucial The concept of “purpose anxiety” How excessive focus on the self and one̵
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Meaning & Valued Living Coaching Masterclass©: Help Clients Find Meaning in Life

Help clients find meaning in life with our new Meaning & Valued Living Coaching Masterclass. Throughout history, one of the most frequent asked questions is ‘what is the meaning of life’? Over the years this question has been a central topic within the fields of philosophy and psy
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Meaning & Valued Living Coaching Masterclass© Open for Enrollment this Thursday

I’ve been super passionate about the topic of meaning for quite some time now. The main reason for this is that I want to do something about the so-called ‘meaning crisis’ that we seem to find ourselves in today, where according to all objective measures we’re doing better than ever,
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What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

Self-transcendence: it’s a term you’ve probably heard before. However, if you’re like me, you never had a good grasp on exactly what it meant. You might have a hazy idea of “transcending” being akin to “rising above” and think of the concept as rising above oneself, but you don’t real
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Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values clarification is a technique used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that aims to help people understand their value systems. This article will cover what values clarification is and why it’s important in CBT. Finally, this article will cover how to use values clarific
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meaning crisis

What’s The Reason For This ‘Meaning Crisis’ We Find Ourselves In

In the preface to the 1992 edition of Man’s Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl says that he often got asked the question: “Dr. Frankl, your book has become a true bestseller, how do you feel about such a success?” His response: “I do not at all see in the bestseller status of my
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How Meaning (of Life) is Approached in Positive Psychology

What is the Meaning of Life According to Positive Psychology

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Viktor F
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Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

You may have a certain set of assumptions or associations pop into your head when you hear (or read) the word “existential.” Perhaps you think of movies or books where “everyone dies” seems to be the overarching message. Maybe you recall philosophers you read about in high school or c
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Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl's Theory of Meaning

Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl’s Theory of Meaning

Logotherapy is a decades-old psychotherapeutic approach developed by Viktor Frankl. The driving force behind logotherapy is the idea that human beings are most motivated by a search for meaning, indicating that the meaning of life is the biggest question on our minds and the biggest s
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Impermenance

Seeking Positive Well-Being: Accepting Impermanence

Moments come and go. Days pass by, turning into weeks, then months, then years. You and the life you lead are constantly changing. Nothing is permanent. It is beneficial to remind yourself of this as you confront adversity and as negative emotions become overwhelming. At some point, n
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meaning definitions

On the Meaning of Meaning: What Are We Really Looking For?

If you have ever wondered about meaning, you are not alone in that quest for answers.  “The question of meaning is not really one question but actually represents a cipher for a vast number of further questions. And it is by no means obvious whether these questions are answerabl
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