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Quitting a job like most people do is actually the best way to leave.

By | 2017-03-16T10:57:26+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: |


A study has found that there are seven ways that people quit their job.

The most common way to break things off is usually the healthiest as well.

Have a face-to-face meeting with your employer. Give a formal resignation letter. Give your employer time to hire a new person to fill in your role.

Anthony C. Klotz, Mark C. Bolino “The nature, causes, and consequences of employee resignation styles.” Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 101, October 2016


The surprising truth: the researchers disprove stereotype of computer programmers as socially awkward.

By | 2017-03-13T15:41:05+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , |

They did research from the U.S., Australia, England, and Canada about computer programmers.

Agreeableness and neuroticism didn’t correlate to programming skills and disproving the stereotype.

The strongest of these correlations with programming was… intelligence.

Introversion also correlated with programming. Thus, these programmers preferred quieter environments. Other strong correlations with programming included conscientiousness and openness. These two traits proved attention to detail and creativity as relevant traits.

Gnambs, T. (2015). What makes a computer wiz? Linking personality traits and programming aptitude Journal of Research in Personality, 58, 31-34 DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2015.07.004


Researchers have shown that in the eyes of the observer we are more attractive in a group than alone. 

By | 2017-03-11T16:24:23+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

The size of the group was not important.  The effect, however, is quite weak. The attraction was increased only by 2% (also men).

Walker D. & Vul D. I. E. (2013). Hierarchical Encoding Makes Individuals in a Group Seem More Attractive, Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797613497969
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Do you prefer mountains or beaches?

By | 2017-03-11T16:06:34+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts, Relationships|Tags: , |

A study says it reveals your personality.

Introverts choose mountains, where there are fewer people. However, extroverts choose the beach, where there are more people.

Shigehiro Oishi, , Thomas Talhelm, Minha Lee Personality and Geography: Introverts Prefer Mountains, Journal of Research in Personality, Volume 58, October 2015, Pages 55–68


The study participants who are more active on Facebook, showed less need to share, to help others, and society.

By | 2017-03-09T11:54:38+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

They showed greater selfishness.

Wen Bin Ch., Szu-Wei Ch,. Da-Chi L. (2013) Does Facebook Promote Self-Interest? Enactment of Indiscriminate One-to-Many Communication on online Social Networking Sites Decreases Prosocial Behavior. Cyberpsychology, doi: 10.1089/cyber.2013.0035


Good story-tellers are more attractive for women

By | 2017-03-02T14:22:55+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

The surveys found that the story itself didn’t matter all that much. How you present the story is what matter most.

Women were more interested in talented male story-tellers as long-term partners. They considered storytellers to have higher status than non-storytellers. Only this.

John K. Donahue, Melanie C. Green; “A good story: Men’s storytelling ability affects their attractiveness and perceived status”; Personal Relationships, Volume 23, Issue 2
June 2016, Pages 199–213


A study found the sorting hat of Harry Potter may be right.

By | 2017-02-26T15:10:37+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts, Relationships|Tags: , |

The study showed, after a personality test,  that people identified with a house that fit our character.

Griffendors were the most extraverted, Hufflepuffs more agreeable, Ravenclaws sought more intellectual challenge, and Slytherins reported more of the “Dark Triad” personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

Crysel, L., Cook, C., Schember, T., & Webster, G.. “Harry Potter and the measures of personality: Extraverted Gryffindors, agreeable Hufflepuffs, clever Ravenclaws, and manipulative Slytherins” Personality and Individual Differences 2015, Volume 83, September 2015, Pages 174–179


Couples that tease each other are happier and stay together longer.

By | 2017-02-16T11:08:27+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , |

“Happy couples tease a lot when they’re in conflict and they tease in these really goofy, lighthearted ways that say, “The fact that you don’t do the dishes bothers me, but I still love you. It’s not that big a deal; we can work this out.” They tease in ways that allow them to express issues of conflict, but in a cooperative and pleasant way. It predicted how long they’d stay together.”

Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life by Dacher Keltner