Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


How To Be A Good Conversationalist

April 7, 2016

 

Interview with Don Gabor, author of the book How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you speak with people in an attempt to establish a relationship, it’s important to realize what people are looking for in a conversation.

 

Don Gabor:
#1 is they want your attention; they want to know that you are listening – this is a basic human desire.
 


Don Gabor

Where Our Beliefs Come From

April 6, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Shermer, author of the book The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Any political, social or religious view you have had to come from somewhere.

 

Michael Shermer:
The #1 predictor of anybody’s political party or their religious faith is that of their parents – not everybody’s like that there’s intervening variables, if you have high conflict with your parents you’re likely to go the opposite way.
 


Michael Shermer

Mental Depression

April 5, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Kelly Brogan, author of the book A Mind Of Your Own

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Depression seems like everyone either has it or knows someone who does.

 

Dr. Kelly Brogan:
Depression is actually the number 1 cause of disability according to the World Health Organization worldwide right now.
 


Dr. Kelly Brogan

Over Analyzing Your Life

March 29, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Rebecca Gladding, author of the book You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How you look at the world and filter events will determine how happy you really are.

 

Dr. Rebecca Gladding:
If I’m looking for bad things I’m filtering my experience through a negative lens - whereas if I’m looking for positive things I’m then filtering through that positive lens.
 


Rebecca Gladding

Dealing With Interruptions

March 28, 2016

 

Interview with Doug Conant, author of the book TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Interruptions, you might consider them an unwanted nuisance but actually interruptions have become a big part of our day.

 

Doug Conant:
Basically the average knowledge worker is interrupted every 11 minutes by some interruption or another. Basically we’re living in the interruption age.
 


Douglas Conant

Understanding Body Language - Part 2

March 23, 2016

 

Interview with Joe Navarro, author of the book What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To some degree you already know how to read body language - every human being does.

 

Joe Navarro:
Our species assesses for danger first and then assesses for hierarchy second and then we look for other things like emotions and so forth.
 


Joe Navarro

Understanding Body Language

March 22, 2016

 

Interview with Joe Navarro, author of the book What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Body language, if you learn to read it, can tell you a lot about a person.

 

Joe Navarro:
Our bodies reflect what we think, what we feel, and what we intend.

 


Joe Navarro

Our Need For Nature - Part 2

March 9, 2016

 

Interview with Richard Louv, author of the book The Nature Principle

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely spend more of your time indoors and yet…

 

Richard Louv:
As a species we are hardwired genetically to have an affiliation with nature – we need nature.
 


Richard Louv

Our Need For Nature

March 8, 2016

 

Interview with Richard Louv, author of the book The Nature Principle

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all pay a price for spending so much time indoors and so little time outdoors.

 

Richard Louv:
Study after study show a connection between spending more time in the natural world in increased health both physical health and mental health.
 


Richard Louv

Trouble With Loyalty

March 1, 2016

 

Interview with Eric Felten, author of the book Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Loyalty is an admirable trait however loyalty can get tricky when it conflicts with other loyalties.

 

Eric Felten:
The loyalty that I have to my family might be at odds with the loyalty I have to a friend. The loyalty I have to a friend might be at odds with the loyalty I have to my community or country.
 


Eric Felten

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