Positive deviants are people who diverge from the norm in constructive ways. They make the world a better place. If you’re a positive deviant, this blog is for you.

Optimism can be learned. Here’s how.

Positive psychologists define optimism as a feeling of hopefulness and confidence about the future. It’s …
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Learned Optimism. Martin Seligman

When people ask me how to overcome anxious or negative thoughts, I suggest they read Learned …
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Optimists are less likely to have heart attacks

You probably know someone who lives by the mantra: ‘be positive’. And it seems that …
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Aussie Optimism program gives us all cause to be optimistic.

Here’s a great positive psychology case study on learned optimism. Aussie Optimism The program is …
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Love Martin Seligman’s work? Here’s a great paper on his early research into learned helplessness.

In 1967, Martin Seligman and a group of researchers completed a study on learned helplessness …
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4 workplace problems resilience training won’t fix

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Resilient people respond resourcefully to organisational …
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Fun fact 5: Optimists bounce back from failure faster than pessimists

How optimistic are you? Your answer to this question matters if you want to be …
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Can optimism be learned? Really?

Learned optimism is a concept developed by Martin Seligman, a leader in the area of positive …
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Improve your relationships with the power of rapport

Rapport is essential for relationship success. It helps you bond with other people. And those …
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Humble Enquiry. Edgar Schein.

Edgar Schein argues that the ability to question – or enquire – without judging is …
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Empathy heals, physically as well as emotionally.

Here’s a powerful example of the ways in which showing empathy can benefit the people …
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The neuroscience behind trust and rapport.

Mirroring other peoples’ behaviour and mannerisms is a commonly used method for building rapport. Does …
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