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When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability

When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability

What happens to people who are overconfident? Are they generally rewarded, promoted, and respected? Or do we distrust them and avoid collaborating with them? Our research suggests it may depend on how they express confidence. One way people express confidence is verbally. We make specific, numeric expressions of confidence in our judgments, such as when...

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Why Following Your Passions Is Good for You

Why Following Your Passions Is Good for You

Whether you plan to turn your hobby into a career, or just use it as a release valve for the stresses in your life, here’s how to find time for a little self-care. Before Andrew Rea started his popular “Binging With Babish” YouTube channel, he could barely get out of bed. Today, he credits the...

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This is how you should answer “What are your strengths?”

This is how you should answer “What are your strengths?”

It’s one of the most common interview questions. These are the answers that hiring managers say they are looking for. One of the most common questions candidates are asked during a job interview is “What are your strengths?” Having a firm knowledge of what you can offer a potential employer will help you sell yourself,...