Tag: psychology

Tech Exceptionalism

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #378. I worked on the following this week: The Scientific Method and Doing Research -I’m in full support of democratizing research, science, and the scientific method. But let’s examine these mindsets a bit more deeply and think about how to do your own research. Examining Human History and Evolution in…

How to See Yourself Clearly: Skip the Introspection Mode

How to See Yourself Clearly: Skip the Introspection Mode by Gustavo Razzetti (Medium)

Too much self examination can kill you

People who score high in self-awareness (“Aware) know themselves well and also understand how others see them. Source: Harvard Business Review Conversely, “Introspectors” lack external self-awareness. They are unaware of their blindspots — they don’t know what they don’t know. Looking for external feedback is critical to developing external self-awareness. “Pleasers” are focused on external perception. They care so much…

Why Everyone Is Insecure (and Why That's Okay)

Why Everyone Is Insecure (and Why That’s Okay) by Ellen Hendriksen (Scientific American Blog Network)

A healthy dose of self-doubt spurs us to monitor ourselves and our interactions and helps us identify how to get along better with our fellow humans

It turns out insecurity isn’t an oversight of evolution. In fact, it’s necessary: a healthy dose of self-doubt spurs us to monitor ourselves and our interactions. It prompts introspection and helps us identify how to get along better with our fellow humans. In short, we doubt ourselves in order to check ourselves. And those doubts…