Highlights of This Episode:
- What unique body-over-mind shift happens to women during their third trimester of pregnancy
- How in-group and out-group behaviors affect our daily (and nightly) lives
- Why seeing race isn’t racist or prejudiced
- How physical imbalances can affect your self-confidence
- How the culture of “overt positivity” in the United States is oppressive
- How cultures outside of the U.S. react to overt positivity
- Why it’s important to build your tolerance for distress
- How to persuade others effectively by using one powerful question
“Being emotionally agile always trumps positivity.” – Todd Kashdan (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Courses on nonverbal communication offered by human behavioral expert Vanessa Van Edwards
- Human Lie Detection and Body Language 101: Your Guide to Reading People’s Nonverbal Behavior by Vanessa Van Edwards
- “Being Liked vs. Being Effective” by Todd Henry
- Episode 10: How to Build Stronger Bonds with Todd Kashdan
- To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD
About Todd Kashdan:
Dr. Todd Kashdan is a world-recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress, and anxiety. He has published more than 150 scholarly articles and is the author of Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life and co-author of the new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self – Not Just Your “Good” Self – Drives Success and Fulfillment.
Dr. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. His research has been featured in several media outlets, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Todd is a twin and has twin daughters, with plans to help people in the world become great communicators. He says the things other people want to but are afraid to.
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