In everyday settings, it can keep people from listening to one another. At its worst, it might fuel violence.
“Tragic optimism” is the search for meaning during the inevitable tragedies of human existence, and is better for us than avoiding darkness and trying to “stay positive.”
Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.
Psychologists suggest there’s a sweet spot between accepting who you are and striving for who you want to be.
Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is.
Despite popular belief, the two traits aren’t necessarily linked.