Personality

What kind of people are “givers”?

by Queen D, December 18, 2018

Are you the type of person who: Regularly buys gifts for people without expecting anything in return? Throws dinner parties for every friend’s birthday? Pays everyone’s bill at a fancy restaurant when it’s your birthday? My friend does all three. If you try to pay her back for her kindness, she will get really, really angry. […]

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I am awesomeness: Characteristics of people who like themselves (Part 2)

by Queen D, August 15, 2018

In last week’s blog, I began discussing the results of a study we conducted at Queendom: What are the characteristics of people who truly like themselves? What traits do they possess? How do they differ from people who don’t like themselves? Here’s what the study revealed: (Note: Scores range on a scale from 0 to […]

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I am awesomeness: Characteristics of people who like themselves (Part 1)

by Queen D, August 10, 2018

“I think I’m going to change my last name to Awesomeface,” my brother said to me one night. I smirked. “Do I dare ask why?” “Isn’t it obvious?” he asked. “I’m awesome.” My brother didn’t always present himself with the air of confidence that he has in spades now. I can remember only a few […]

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Why do people avoid asking for help?

by Queen D, April 11, 2018

It’s a question I often ask of myself. I have the luxury of having at least a few close friends and family members who I can talk to when I am going through a difficult time. I did so just last week – but I also found myself hesitating, my finger hovering over the call […]

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Most people are givers…with a catch

by Queen D, December 14, 2017

Philanthropists and good Samaritans will insist that the true spirit of giving is to be generous without expecting anything in return. The sheer joy that giving brings is a reward in and of itself. But even Saint Nick knows that handing out presents isn’t a one-way street: You have to be nice, or you’ll end […]

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Lone Wolves: Why do some people hate teamwork?

by Queen D, October 13, 2017

Take a moment to look at a handful of job postings on a job site. Go ahead, I’ll wait…chances are you’re going to see something along the lines of “dynamic company looking for a team player”. So essentially, someone who enjoys working with others, is hardworking, supportive and encouraging, and likes to high-five people.   […]

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Absolute Power Does Not Corrupt Absolutely

by Queen D, October 6, 2017

After achieving my Psychology degree, I wanted to broaden my intellectual horizons by taking some courses that would allow me to put my theoretical knowledge into practice. Management, it seemed, was a good place to start. Why? Because I had worked under a lot of take-charge managers who knew nothing about how to handle the […]

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The Renaissance Personality: Characteristics Of People Who Love Change

by Queen D, September 15, 2017

I am a creature of habit. I have the same morning routine: Snooze my alarm 3 times, turn on the radio, wish I could sleep in, roll out of bed, brush my teeth, feed my cat, and hope I remembered to put clothes on before stumbling out the door. I take the same route to […]

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Why a company needs introverts and extroverts

by Queen D, August 11, 2017

In team-oriented job environments and fields that involve working with the public, it seems like a no-brainer to hire an extroverted person. You may even be led to believe that extroverts make better leaders because of their outgoing nature and interpersonal skills. So the logical conclusion would be to hire a team of extroverts, right? […]

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The Different Types of Perfectionists

by Queen D, April 14, 2017

I was recently asked to comment on the media’s effect on women’s self-image. While I reprove the tactics advertisers use to draw customers – by basically telling you in subtle terms that you’re a loser if you don’t use their product or service – it’s not a cause and effect relationship. Seeing size two runway […]

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Modern-Day Machiavellians: The dark side of empathy

by Queen D, January 20, 2017

Niccolò Machiavelli’s political reign lasted 14 years, and in that time he left an indelible mark on modern political theory. In his treatise, The Prince, he proposed that ruling through fear would be more effective than ruling through love. While he was undeniably cunning and unorthodox, it is difficult to deny the fact that Machiavelli […]

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The Dichotomy of Dishonesty

by Queen D, December 16, 2016

I have a really hard time convincing certain people why I don’t like buying pirated copies of movies – or why I refuse to take advantage of discounted appliances because they “fell off the truck.” “It’s a matter of principle,” I’ll say. “By buying this kind of stuff I’m encouraging more dishonesty.” “Who cares? You’re […]

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