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Posted by martharita on 15.2010   0 comments   0 trackback
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Be Competent!

I wasn't ALWAYS this good, I had a lot to learn...

Until one day...

It is empowering. Don't be afraid of making mistakes, don't give up.

"I had to practice, and practice, practice...until one day, my dream came true."
Posted by martharita on 24.2009   0 comments   0 trackback
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Mixed Signals

You likely see yourself very differently from the way others see you. A little self-awareness can prevent a lot of misunderstanding.
By Sam Gosling, published on September 01, 2009 - last reviewed on September 02, 2009

"I'll be there at 2 p.m. sharp," Kirsten assures me as we set up our next research meeting. I make note of it in my calendar—but I put it down as 3 p.m. It's not that Kirsten is trying to fool me; she's just deluded about her time-management skills. After a long history of meetings to which she shows up an hour late, I've realized I have to make allowances for her self-blinding optimism. I don't have unique insight—any of her friends would make the same prediction. In the domain of punctuality, others know Kirsten better than she knows herself.

The difference between how you see yourself and how others see you is not just a matter of egocentrism. Like Kirsten, we all have blind spots. We change our self-conception when we see ourselves through others' eyes. Part of the discrepancy arises because the outsider's perspective affords information you yourself miss—like the fact that it looks like you're scowling when you're listening, or that you talk over other people.

How well we understand ourselves has a profound impact on our ability to navigate the social realm. In some areas, we know ourselves better than others do. But in other areas, we're so biased by our need to see ourselves in a good light that we become strangers to ourselves. By soliciting feedback from other people, we can learn more about ourselves and how we're coming off. Only by understanding how we're seen can we make sure we're sending the right signals. To be understood by others, in other words, the first step is understanding ourselves.

There Is No Perfect Point of View
How do you cut through the fog and learn to see yourself—and others—clearly? Different perspectives provide different information on the self. To bring some order to all the things that can be known about you, it helps to divide them into four categories.

First, there are "bright spots"—things known by both you and others, like the fact that you're politically conservative or talkative. Studies show that traits like extroversion, talkativeness, and dominance are easily observable both to the self and to others. If everyone thinks you're a chatterbox, you probably are.

Second are "dark spots"—things known by neither you nor others. These could include deep unconscious motives that drive your behaviors, like the fact that your relentless ambition is driven by the need to prove wrong your parents' assumption that you'd never amount to much. T hird are "personal spots"—things known only by you, like your tendency to get anxious in crowds or your contempt for your coworkers. And finally, there are "blind spots"—things known only by others, which can include such factors as your level of hostility and defensiveness, your attractiveness, and your intelligence.

The most interesting are the latter two—personal spots and blind spots—since they involve discrepancies between how we see ourselves and how others see us.

Why You're Less Transparent Than You Think
We're not entirely deluded about ourselves. We have pretty unrestricted access, for instance, to what we like and believe; if you think you're in favor of tighter regulation for car emissions or that Bon Iver is your favorite band right now, who am I to argue? Even if you don't know the mysterious unconscious motives underlying what you like and do, you're still the best source of information about your attitudes, beliefs, and preferences.

We often think others are aware of our anxiety or our darkest feelings, but research shows they're actually poor judges of our emotions, intentions, and thoughts. Thomas Gilovich, a psychologist at Cornell, has found that numerous obstacles and psychological biases stand in the way of knowing how you're seen by others. We overestimate the extent to which our internal states are detectable to others—a bias known as the "illusion of transparency." We also overestimate the extent to which our behavior and appearance are noticed and evaluated by others—a bias known as the "spotlight effect."

We're good at judging our own self-esteem, optimism and pessimism, and anything to do with how we feel. So for instance, others may think you're very calm when in fact you're so anxious in large groups that your palms sweat and your heart rate soars.

Personal spots exist because others know how you behave, but they don't know your intentions or feelings, explains Simine Vazire, director of the Personality and Self-Knowledge Lab at Washington University. "If you're quiet at a party, people don't know if it's because you're arrogant and you think you're better than everyone else or because you're shy and don't know how to talk to people," she says. "But you know, because you know your thoughts and feelings. So things like anxiety, optimism and pessimism, your tendency to daydream, and your general level of happiness—what's going on inside of you, rather than things you do—those are things other people have a hard time knowing."

Why Your Intelligence and Attractiveness Elude You
There are a lot of reasons to think you'd be the best judge of you. After all, you've known you longer than anyone else (except, perhaps, your parents). You've spent more time with you than anyone else. You see yourself in all kinds of situations, from solitary reflective moments in your home to dazzling parties surrounded by friends and strangers.

But you're also very biased; you have a vested interest in seeing yourself as decent and competent, and not evil or inept. When it comes to traits that matter to our self-esteem, we tend to have positive delusions—meaning on these dimensions, others see us more accurately than we see ourselves. "Other men's sins are before our eyes," said the Roman philosopher Seneca. "Our own are behind our backs." You rarely get to participate in gossip sessions about yourself, and you have only limited access to how people react to you and what they say.

Posted by martharita on 26.2009   1 comments   0 trackback
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毒海重生 正生再出大學生






兩年前他會考取得 14分,由正生轉到滙基書院讀預科。上月底高考放榜,他取得 1B2D1E,經傳媒報道後,有一對基督徒夫婦將一張寫了數千元銀碼的支票送到學校給他。他表示,日後入讀嶺南大學後,他會做兼職幫補學費及日常生活開支。

黃榮新今年 25歲,八、九年前開始吸毒,長達三年, 04年因藏毒被判入正生戒毒。他有兩項藏毒案底,可能無法當註冊會計師,「朋友講攞牌方面會有啲難度。」但他仍會盡力讀書,「有啲會計知識好多方面都用得着,唔一定要攞牌做會計師。」



Posted by martharita on 30.2009   0 comments   0 trackback
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Words of Wisdom


plan a等著某人簽名-->外遊未返;plan b需要上頭的上頭核實,待覆;plan c原本進行得如火如荼,突然因plan d進行時間不吻合而有更改。轉頭改為進行plan d籌備工作,原來也得等甲乙丙丁提供「意見」,進行plan d時,突然plan c要啟動了,為配合其他部門的工作時間...,但其實,一直仍有plan e 及plan f繼續進行......


Feeling adequate...


Posted by martharita on 21.2009   0 comments   0 trackback
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For People of Difference

For People of Difference...

Posted by martharita on 27.2009   6 comments   0 trackback
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The Lucifer Effect

村哥﹕你的摰愛,The lecture of Philip Zimbardo on The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil


Posted by martharita on 10.2009   0 comments   0 trackback
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——徐志摩 (哇!這是甚麼喇! 給你一記耳光!這真是徐志摩說的麼﹖是我保守還是我想多了﹖)

—— 泰戈尔

—— 列·托尔斯泰

—— 雨果

—— 大仲马

—— 莎士比亚

—— 大仲马

—— 卢梭
Posted by martharita on 10.2008   0 comments
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- 沙士比亞


- 韓非子
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