Something You Should Know about Personality


Benefits Of Being Likeable - Part 2

August 25, 2016

 

Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that we generally like people who are like us.

 

Rohit Bhargava:
So that’s certainly true but what it doesn’t mean is that we don’t like people who aren’t like us. The opposite part of it isn’t true. 
 


Rohit Bhargava

Benefits Of Being Likeable

August 24, 2016

 

Interview with Rohit Bhargava, author of the book Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior, and Inspiring Action

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being a jerk in life isn’t going to get you far. In fact it turns out that being likeable that's the currency you can spend to buy your success.

 

Rohit Bhargava:
And I think ultimately what it comes down to is this idea that we want to do business with people that we like. And we want to build relationships with people that we like and likeability is actually a prerequisite for trust.
 


Rohit Bhargava

Personal Presence

June 15, 2016

 

Interview with Kristi Hedges, author of the book The Power Presence

 

Mike Carruthers:
You’re personal presence it’s a hard concept to define and yet…

 

Kristi Hedges:
We’re all experts at other people’s presence we know when someone walks into the room we can almost feel what their presence is and how their command is of a room and the energy that they bring into the room. However if someone says to you what’s your presence? You’re probably going to stumble a little bit in trying to describe it.

 


Kristi Hedges

How To Acquire Power - Part 2

June 2, 2016

 

Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to become powerful you have to engage and influence and care about other people.

 

 

Dacher Keltner:
Or you know expressing gratitude, encouraging people, asking good questions – just stuff your grandma might tell you. But we’ve all been around people who seem to be kind of faking this stuff and it rubs us the wrong way.
 


Dacher Keltner

How To Acquire Power

June 1, 2016

 

Interview with Dacher Keltner, author of the book The Power Paradox

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How often have you heard someone described as powerful? He’s a very powerful person; she has a lot of power. So what does that mean?

 

Dacher Keltner:
Power means -it’s not just money or military might or politics it’s really how you as an individual can influence other people.
 


Dacher Keltner

Where Your Personality Comes From

April 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of the book Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What are the elements that make up your personality?

 

Dr. Samuel Barondes:
Personality is defined as the enduring, the enduring of thoughts, feelings and actions that are characteristic of a person.
 


Dr. Samuel Barondes

Taking Risks

February 29, 2016

 

Interview with Kayt Sukel, author of the book The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We tend to look at risk taking in an extreme way.

 

Kayt Sukel:
It’s either this is a very good thing that’s going to bring us money and prestige and power and the girl. Or it’s this bad thing that’s going to kill us off or have us live penny less and alone.
 


Kayt Sukel

Using Your Sense To Find A Mate

January 14, 2016

 

Interview with Leagan Kasper, author of the book Sensing Mr. Right Guy: The Ultimate and Humorous Dating Guide for Women

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When people look for romantic partners they sometimes miss the obvious.

 

Leagan Kasper:
Listen to the voice of a man, do we really like that voice or were we just bamboozled by the looks? -paying attention to how he eats, how he chooses food, seeing how he smells.
 


Leagan Kasper

Dealing With Toxic People

December 11, 2015

 

Interview with Lillian Glass, author of the book Toxic Men: 10 Ways to Identify, Deal with, and Heal from the Men Who Make Your Life Miserable

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are there toxic people in your life?

 

Lillian Glass:
A toxic person that’s somebody that doesn’t make you feel good about yourself. It’s somebody that doesn’t bring out the best in you and they’re various types of toxic people.
 


Lillian Glass

Why Asking For Help Is Hard

August 25, 2015

 

Interview with Nora Klaver, author of the book Mayday!: Asking for Help in Times of Need

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you good at asking for help when you need it? Most of us are not - why?

M. Nora Klaver:
People are really afraid of looking weak, or incompetent or incapable or not on top of things. Men and women both struggle with that.
 


Nora Klaver

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