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  1. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    The Art Of Self Conquest
    The Art Of Self ConquestI have the uttermost respect for people who leave their comfort in pursuit of a higher goal. Individuals who do things that are hard for them to reach this higher goal. As people, we make a choice. We can say: I am who I am, and I do not change for...
  2. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    This week's column on The Huffington Post.
    John White, MBA
    Here’s What This Top Data Scientist at Dreamforce Taught Me About the Emotional Secrets of Data | Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com While most blogs you read about Dreamforce tend to cover the keynote speakers and big names at the event, my experience is that many of the best...
  3. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    I am starting day seven of
    I am starting day seven of Emotional Intelligence Training withAurorasa Coachingraising my Emotional Quotient (EQ) for better Relationships, both personal and in salesthrough daily exercises ranging from easy to difficult, but in all cases challenging and rewarding.Give it a...


    Ben Pinto
    17/10/2016 #9 Ben Pinto
    👄 🔜 🔚 🔛 🔝@Gerald Hecht
    Ben Pinto
    17/10/2016 #8 Ben Pinto
    Gerald Hecht
    17/10/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    @Ben Pinto 🔮⚖️👎🏻👍🏻...
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 You´re too kind!
    Ben Pinto
    16/10/2016 #4 Ben Pinto
    I guess it is working a little already!
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 It´s hard to find words to describe how gratified I feel by the effort you made to express that you consider your training helpful.

    I´ll look for your post on that other portal. Thank you, Ben.
    Ben Pinto
    16/10/2016 #2 Ben Pinto
    Wow, thanks @Aurorasa Sima. Like me, you are a straight shooter and call it like it is. By the way, I made a similar post on another network that we have in common and the second commenter is interested in your coaching according to her comment. #1
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    You´re a blessing, Ben. I admire your openness to learning and growth as well as your passion and positivity.
  4. ProducerRobert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    The Prime Directive - The Brain As An Information Reduction Machine
    The Prime Directive - The Brain As An Information Reduction MachineYour brain has a limited capacity to process and store information, and to pay attention. Its prime directive, then, is to filter out information it doesn't "think" it needs.If you want to increase your understanding of why and how people behave,...


    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2016 #21 Harvey Lloyd
    "Heuristics" is where choice lies and success begins from a practical lifestyle of learning. I agree with the many points that are made here @Robert Bacal. The question for us to consider is whether the brain controls us or we the brain. I myself believe we have some level of the latter. Twenty years of inputs into a brain in a unique walk known as "you" creates a huge data set. Managing the data set based on the inputs is one set of issues and the need for "Heuristics" and once self aware (an area of self that is a challenge to achieve) we can develop intake filters we create to better parse the data stream.

    Intake filters consist of values that we aspire to maintain within the social/professional envelope. When confronted with another human do i seek to understand "first" then be understood would be such a value or filter. When participating with a team am i focused on the outcome or the individual speaking. Developing habits that screen data a certain way is a our best chance to not pick up the bitter aspects of personal emotional challenges.

    The faith part comes from the need to believe that if my filters are honorable, my interactions follow these filters then, the right outcome will be achieved. This belief has to come in spite of others actions where their filters may be more of a personal agenda.

    From this personal perspective i would state that the earlier we become self aware of the need for these values/filters of interaction the less damaging data we imprint on our brain. Ultimately meaning that the imprints don't go away permanently but rather must be managed after we become self aware of our parsing values go in place.
    Javier beBee
    23/10/2016 #20 Javier beBee
    Faith and determination is what beBee have to go on growing a lot ! Faith without determination don't take you to your goals. Good article that made me think. Thanks
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #19 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 The filter can work the other way too and enhance a certain noise. When it bothers you, you give your brain a marching order to focus on it.

    Once the chirping birds outside start to annoy you, you might hear them louder or it might be the only thing you hear.
    Robert Bacal
    16/10/2016 #18 Robert Bacal
    #15 @Lisa Gallagher We definitely had that conversation about the inability to filter out noise. Normally, people "habituate", (get used to noise, particularly constant noise), but it seems you are less able to do that (sometimes?) We're also wired to "orient" or pay attention to change in our environments, again a clear advantage and necessity evolutionarily speaking. I'm guessing it's an anxiety issue but I'm not a clinician.
    Robert Bacal
    16/10/2016 #17 Robert Bacal
    #14 Thank you Ian. If my recollection is accurate isn't Miller's law relevant to short term memory, and that stm and working memory (m-space) was considered a seperate "space/process" I'm a wee bit rusty here. My background (one of them is cognitive science, and I'm admitedly out of date.

    In terms of neuro-science, my sense is that it's really in its toddler state, and that the application of what is being learned about the brain is still a ways away from being applicable to things like learning and memory enhancement -- ie. real world behavior. OOP. just noticed your links in the other post. I'll check those.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/10/2016 #16 Ian Weinberg
    @Robert Bacal The subjects of EQ, IQ, AI , neuro-data processing etc are at the core of intense investigation and research. It is very difficult to draw simple conclusions from this enormous area of study. My personal interest and expertise extends from the neurosciences and neurosurgery, pioneering and incorporating the science and applications of Psycheoneuro-immunology (PNI) to the development and application of corporate wellness, performance and leadership programs. To boot, I have also managed comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation teams. I offer you the following 2 links. The first is our corporate application and the second is the reference text used in the training of neuro-coaches. This latter text is pretty heavy reading. Part 2 however can be read as a standalone text. See therefore http://www.neuronostic.com/PromoSurge.pdf and for some light bed-time reading http://www.pninet.com/articles/Memory.pdf
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #15 Lisa Gallagher
    I thought I read this before, and I still enjoyed reading it again @Robert Bacal. I remember telling you I'm unable to filter out noise, like that from an A/C unit in a hotel room if it's rattling. It will drive my brain nuts all night. I've always had a hard time filtering out background noise unless it noise I've truly grown used to. My IQ is just a tad above average but my EQ is high. Personally, I can attest that I don't always think rationally because my EQ can over ride the rational part of my brain. However, it depends on the circumstances- there are issues that arise that require your EQ to kick in which allows one to be more rational and see the larger picture, if that makes sense? I would make a good mediator or coach because I'm able to see, think and feel outside of the box.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/10/2016 #14 Ian Weinberg
    The amount of information which can be handled at the pre-frontal cortex level (working memory) at any one time is limited in accordance with Miller's 7+2 Rule. Further limitations reflect the pro-survival processes of deletion, distortion and generalization. And yes, habituation too (at the sensory level). But the comprehensiveness of perception and the processing of extrinsic sensory and intrinsic stored information is a function of the degree of integration of the individual. Islands of unintegrated networks have limitations within reality contexts. The more integrated configurations engage in a more comprehensive way with the environment and can therefore handle much more data (the integrated networks are greater that the sum of the individual unintegrated networks). Therefore subjective belief reflects configurations of integration which determine limits of data that can be processed. References available if so desired.
    Robert Bacal
    16/10/2016 #13 Robert Bacal
    #10 @David B. Grinberg That 10% thing is a myth. On the capacity question, the analogy would be a computer with 2 megabytes of ram. It limits how much information can be dealt with at one time. HOWEVER, it IS possible to get around some limitations by using programming tricks...for example, using the hard drive for additional, but slower storage or working space.

    For example, short term memory limits can appear to be defeated because we can learn to better use the available space.

    One of the interesting things about AI work is that traditionally, there have been two different thrusts. One is to get a computer to solve things humans can, and the other is to have the computer process information the same WAY humans do. One is result oriented and one process oriented.

    The idea with the latter is that we can use computers to model and better understand how humans process information.

    I'm not terribly satisfied with this answer, but I'm tired.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht
    Randy Keho
    15/10/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    Mr. Spock, of Star Trek fame, not to be confused with Dr. Spock, the famous pediatrician, would find this discussion rather amusing. Being half Vulcan and half human must have been a real bitch at times. Would that be logically speaking? I'm not sure. I would be the wrong person to ask.
    I'm still working on filtering. I started with the female voice. I've got a long way to go. Live long and prosper @Robert Bacal
    David B. Grinberg
    15/10/2016 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz @Robert Bacal. I'm wondering if you think new advances in AI, computing and decoding the human genome will help unlock more than the average 10% of brain capacity which most individuals use? Also, is it that the brain has "limited capacity" or simply that humans don't know how to access full capacity?
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/10/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Thanks for sharing the slideshow.
    Robert Bacal
    15/10/2016 #7 Robert Bacal
    #5 @Aurorasa Sima OK. That works for me. Perhaps my use of the word rational was not the best choice. I certainly agree with you that rational means using all the information that is available to you. It's been a while since I wrote the article, to be honest, but thanks for pointing this out.
    Robert Bacal
    15/10/2016 #6 Robert Bacal
    @Fatima Williams posted a link to a Slideshare presentation on this topic. Can't vouch for the content, since there's a LOT of slides in the presentation and I don't have time to look at it just now, but wanted to make it available if anyone is interested http://www.slideshare.net/aoweiyang/you-are-not-as-rational-as-you-think?from_m_app=android
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Yes, that´s very close. They are more capable of making conscious decisions. Not influenced by others, past experience, fear, emotions.That´s "rational" to me. Based on facts and an unbiased, intellectual thought process.

    In my opinion, rational does not assume you have all available information, but that you make a decision based on those available to you. Even assumptions can be part of a rational decision-making process, as long as they are unbiased.

    A silly little example I just wrote about: People with a high EQ are immune to marketing triggers like creating a false sense of urgency, scarcity, made up value propositions and such.
    Robert Bacal
    15/10/2016 #4 Robert Bacal
    #2 @Aurorasa Sima You hooked me in with that first one on the list. Would I be understanding you correctly if I paraphrased a bit and said you believe that emotionally intelligent people can make rational decisions because they have a better awareness of themselves and so are more able to separate their own biases and such from the external facts? Is that close?

    I suppose the other question that pops into my mind from your comment is what constitutes rationality? I'm not sure I'm up to the challenge of answering that question. You?
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 I´ll read this
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/10/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    My opinion.
    1. I believe emotionally intelligent people can make rational decisions. Not having all available information does not make a decision-making process irrational.
    I agree that people with a low IQ generally are not able to make rational decisions unless they face a situation that is totally new to them (no triggers)
    2. Fully agree multitasking-wise. If two tasks require the same cognitive resources, your brain will split it. Stanford University could prove that this leads to problems telling relevant from irrelevant information and ergo worse learning/understanding/production.
    3. Yes, the brain filters and automates and it´s very generous in deciding which situations are "similar"
    4. I like this post
    5. Replying twice to a comment does not make us "friends". It just makes it more interesting to comment (;
    Gerald Hecht
    15/10/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Oh now you are going to pretend to understand this http://psiwebsubr.org/SUBR/studyguides/488/Fechner.pdf View more
    Oh now you are going to pretend to understand this http://psiwebsubr.org/SUBR/studyguides/488/Fechner.pdf You are positively hysterical Robert Close
  5. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima
    Using behavioral science to improve the customer experience | McKinsey & Company
    stfi.re By guiding the design of customer interactions, the principles of behavioral science offer a simple, low-cost route to improved customer...
  6. ProducerPat Bagano

    Pat Bagano

    Life Transformation Courses Offered by Faster EFT
    Life Transformation Courses Offered by Faster EFTAbout Faster EFT CoursesFaster EFT courses are designed for all levels of practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge about Faster Emotionally Focused Transformations. The courses are designed for easy comprehension and viewable across devices,...
  7. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima
    Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion | McKinsey & Company
    stfi.re A Nobel Prize winner and a leading behavioral economist offer common sense and counterintuitive insights on performance, collaboration, and...


    Aurorasa Sima
    13/10/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Thank you for making an interesting read even more interesting by adding your thought provoking ideas, conclusion, and comment, @Harvey Lloyd
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/10/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    I found the article interesting in its approach @Aurorasa Sima. But would offer a different side to Bob and Alice's cake dilemma. This was certainly a "Behavior Mechanics" way to address the issue. From a corporate perspective we have addressed the issue and avoided a top down micro management process. We placed Bob and Alice within a conundrum. But did we satisfy the underlying cause of the dilemma? Why did each want more than the other? These "Behavior Mechanics" styled management techniques tend to work but kick the can down the road. One fix begets the next which begets the next. The complexity of these processes becomes more and more complex with each iteration. Introducing Bob and Alice to problem solving skills and have them explore their greater needs would help them solve their own next issue and begin to spread the skills within the organization. I believe over time we become expectant of the mechanical fixes. More importantly because we deal only with the issue people have caused, and not the people themselves, trust starts to erode. The cycle repeats. Without any support of data i sense, these mechanical processes are how corporations have become the whipping post for what is wrong with employment/society. Good intention processes focused on the wrong issues.
  8. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    @Tony Brandstetter
    Aurorasa Sima
    5 Misconceptions about Empathy
    goo.gl The 5 most common false beliefs about Empathy. With pictures of Tony Brandstetter....


    Aurorasa Sima
    06/10/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Sure thing. I´ll do several more. At least for one or two I can use more pics from you. Sadly, many are in the wrong format (you know what I mean ... right?). I need wide ones.

    I have not looked at all of your collections yet. I´ll also mention them in newsletter, podcast etc.
    Tony Brandstetter
    06/10/2016 #1 Tony Brandstetter
    Well done piece Aurorasa, thank you so much for including my images, you are too kind
  9. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese
    Do You Need to Develop Emotional Intelligence? Here's the One Question You Need to Answer
    www.inc.com Instead of a test that invites you to compare your EQ with others, I encourage asking a single...


    John Valledor
    03/10/2016 #2 John Valledor
    Where was the grand notion of EQ say, 50 years ago? Since it was not the trendy topic that it is today, does this mean that concept did not exist? Probably not.
    In its pure sense, everyone [all humans] should express and recognize the notion of EQ.
    Personally, I think this topic is a pariah.
    With every passing day more and more articles are written about it. So much so that it is beginning to take on a"must have" facet that could be a disqualifier, a discriminator in the job hunt. Especially when the HR team determines somehow (via Voodoo, ouija boards, and peyote dens) that you don't possess the right amount for the position being offered.
    I just hope this topic remains in the realm of aspirational qualities, like leadership, and does not turn into another litmus test that could disqualify fully qualified candidates when measuring is so fungible. At least the notion of IQ can be measured.
    For the record, I did not lose my temper when crafting my comment here...just in case I get a negative EQ score from some as a result. LOL
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/10/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    EI is a label for man's search for truth in life. In the male gender we like to think that we don't have emotions, we are either right and you are wrong and/or i am just passionate. But i also believe that EI has two components. Your internal self and your external self. The internal EI is that which you feel as you deal with issues but dont display to others the fullness or depth of emotion. Many however express their emotions openly and publicly, no poker faces. My outward expression of emotions are what they are, loss of control. But the internal emotions impact our health, creative thinking and logic. I may not express my emotions externally but inside my guide is my emotional perspective. Great read.
  10. ProducerEmilia M. Ludovino
    Does Vulnerability Equates to HAPPINESS???
    Does Vulnerability Equates to HAPPINESS???As a society, we tend to hide from being vulnerable. We are taught from an early age to be strong, be confident, to be anything but vulnerable. This thinking, however, is flawed.Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. It is not...


    Emilia M. Ludovino
    01/10/2016 #3 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Thank you dear @Milos Djukic for reading it and spread the buzz by sharing it in other hives. I'm grateful for your kind support. Have a wonderful weeekend!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    30/09/2016 #2 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #1 Hi dear @debasish majumder!. Thank you for taking your time to read and leave me a lovely comment. I'm glad that a wonderful writer like you enjoyed my post. I really appreciate your support. Have a wonderful weekend!
    debasish majumder
    30/09/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    lovely insightful post madam @Emilia M. Ludovino! enjoyed raed. thank you very much for sharing the post.
  11. ProducerJosh LeBlanc-Shulman
    A Unicorn of All Trades
    A Unicorn of All TradesA jack of all trades is like a unicorn of all trades. They don't really exist.I used to tell myself and others that I was a jack of all trades. I was delusional. OK, that might be a bit harsh. I lacked confidenceI lacked the confidence to look...
  12. ProducerJosh LeBlanc-Shulman
    1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything
    1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything1. We think that the opposite of rational thought is irrational thought. It isn't. There is no such thing as irrational thought. Unless your brain is significantly damaged and sick, and that happens. Otherwise, the human psyche is...


    Deb Helfrich
    27/09/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Hey @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman looking forward to continuing our conversations here - Welcome to beBee. This is an incredibly useful buzz. Sometimes we do need to work towards agreement and I think you've nailed the right strategy:

    "Acknowledge your humanity. Acknowledge their humanity. Acknowledge the emotions involved. Acknowledge the facts involved. Find a solution."
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    @Josh Leblanc-Shulman you are on point. Steven Covey describes this process as "Seeking first to understand, then be understood" Everyone has their emotional triggers. To assume yours are the only ones that matters usually makes for some cold coffee conversations. Great post.
  13. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    55 Tips & Quotes Emotional Intelligence Mindfulness Empathy Aurorasa Coaching
    55 Tips & Quotes Emotional Intelligence Mindfulness Empathy Aurorasa Coaching Quotes and Tips for increasing your EQ, motivation, mindfulness, empathic listening and...


    Aurorasa Sima
    25/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #5 Thank you, dear @Tahir Kashif, for taking the time to look and comment. Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Tahir Kashif
    25/09/2016 #5 Tahir Kashif
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/09/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 Do you have a youtube channel?
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 Keep this good habit dear @Aurorasa Sima. Youtube needs people of your depth.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/09/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 So good to have you back, dear Ali! I´m not active on youtube (I should, though), for some reason I have 66 subscribers so that I occasional repurpose content and throw it on youtube (;
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    I am not judging because this is the genuine empathy. Great quotes and corrections dear @Aurorasa Sima. I say this with assertiveness.
  14. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima
    Neuroscience and psychology have rendered it basically unnecessary to have a soul
    qz.com Hurray?...
  15. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic
    Why emotional intelligence helps avoid that buying decisions
    goo.gl The title of this episode is a bit on the weird side. But after the first minute or so it will make sense.  --  Aurorasa Sima Empowermentalist/Coach/Emotional Intelligence Trainer +1 (224) 888-1488    Aurorasa Coaching helps people increase...
  16. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Trump and Emotional Intelligence
    Trump and Emotional IntelligenceTeeny Tiny RantThis short article is not a political post, it´s a definition.Since yesterday the media is reporting that Trump´s "lack of EI" might be his downfall. Apparently, EI for horses is trending as well. Say it with me,...


    Erroll -EL- Warner
    15/09/2016 #47 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Sima, all I am doing is asking questions and not favor anyone political candidate. Trump plan to bring back manufacturing jobs. Does he has the technical skills in place. Manufacturing in this era of globalization requires skills. Who is going to commit to the training. If businesses do will there be a reduction in corporate taxes from the current 38%?. How long will it take to achieve/train those individuals?. Will companies be able to wait while candidates are being trained?. Wouldn't they be losing business while waiting? If government pay for the training what about the student loan crisis will that be addressed?.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/09/2016 #46 Aurorasa Sima
    #44 He certainly does and he certainly has.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/09/2016 #45 Aurorasa Sima
    #43 Your assessment of the particularity might be accurate.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    13/09/2016 #44 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Trump knows peoples' concern and capitalized on it.
    Henri Galvão
    13/09/2016 #43 Henri Galvão
    #42 It could very well be that. After all, it would be in alignment with the idea of the narcissist personality, which frequently disregards etiquette.
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/09/2016 #42 Aurorasa Sima
    #41 That´s a great thought, @Henri Galvão. I thought about it too. I agree with your assessment of him being a "particular case". Can we say that particular cases cannot be emotionally intelligent?

    Regarding the control of his emotions. I came to the conclusion that the way he deals with failure implies that he has control over his emotions. I´m not sure if being inappropriate is necessarily a lack of control. In this particular case, it might be the unwillingness to exercise restraint.

    What say you?
    Henri Galvão
    13/09/2016 #41 Henri Galvão
    Great topic, @Aurorasa Sima, and I really think it's high time we took a look at what it means to be emotionally intelligent.

    I think it's important to make a distinction between different EI competencies, as explained by Daniel Goleman in his book Working with Emotional Intelligence. In Trump's case, there's no doubt he's highly motivated and has great leadership skills. On the other hand, he doesn't seem to be high on self-regulation (adaptability, self-control etc.).

    And of course he's a very particular case because he's, most likely, a narcissist. The same could be said about Steve Jobs, and that's why it wasn't easy - at least for us, "outsiders" - to understand how a person who could sometimes be so unfortunately cruel and unethical, also have such a capacity for inspiring and persuading other people.
    Aurorasa Sima
    12/09/2016 #40 Aurorasa Sima
    #39 He´s saying it for years. Sadly, business guys of that caliber often are not interested in entering politics.
    Dale Masters
    12/09/2016 #39 Dale Masters
    #37 STUNNING!
    He understands that Earth's economy is a closed system! I haven't had the time to look at the rest (I'm 10 minutes in), but he makes sense.
    He's not in time to change what's coming, though. What a pity...many will die because of ignorant, stupid greed and lust for (so-called)"power". They don't even know the characteristics of true power!
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/09/2016 #37 Aurorasa Sima
    #36 Thank you for sharing your point of view, dear @Dale Masters.
    I think you´ll enjoy this TED speech
    Dale Masters
    11/09/2016 #36 Dale Masters
    #30 I hope to God that beBee is a "politically incorrect" site!
    Truth is a rare commodity these days, and as the old saying goes, I'd rather be slapped by a friend than kissed by an enemy.
    Due to Project Mockingbird in the '60s, American media sources only parrot back what the corporate-controlled National Socialist State wants them to say. Today is 9/11...a PERFECT example of American media following a preordained script. And I must agree with the statement about money. It is a tool, nothing more...but in a world system that uses worthless fiat currency and where less than 1000 individuals hold more wealth than the other 7 billion, it is safe to say that the world system is psychopathic, self-serving...and completely out of control.
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #35 Aurorasa Sima
    #28 I agree with you 100 %. It is like choosing .. what you said. Not being intellectual or well-read does not mean you can´t be smart, wise or clever.

    Regarding your reference (the one you did not make):

    What will Trump do when he finds out he neither has the personnel nor the money to deport ... how many is it? Given that the point of being illegal is trying to not land in a statistic it might be more than 12 million? He´ll have to step back from his promise or find another way to realize it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #34 Aurorasa Sima
    #26 Politicians, marketing agencies, wives (kidding!)...
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #33 Aurorasa Sima
    #27 Oh, well, you know me and my sometimes naivety. One would wish the news media would see their job responsibility as more than just selling ads and airtime. I was VERY tired when I wrote this and just fed up by all of the BS I currently read on EI.

    Predicting the downfall of someone for a lack of talent that he possesses in abundance just seemed rather silly and unhelpful. All the experts that kept telling us that this is not serious are not helpful. Ignorance and arrogance are part of what created the problem.

    PS: A man bite a dog? Tell me, tell me!
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #32 Aurorasa Sima
    #25 We don´t disagree at all, dear @Jim Murray. ("When personality disorder and high EQ come together - the gloves are off (g e n e r a l l y speaking").

    You can´t fight a monster by denying his talents.

    And thank you for your kind comment ... I did not expect that (;
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #31 Aurorasa Sima
    #24 Tapping into our fears is what demagogues love to do to be able to control us. Rebellion is bound to happen if you let people alone with their rational and irrational fears for too long.

    Money is a great example. thank you for bringing it up, @Harvey Lloyd. Many people think that money is dirty and bad. These people often have a hard time attracting it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #30 Aurorasa Sima
    #23 Hahahaha, @Dean Owen, I wish. Well, thank you for your kind words! How do they tighten it? Would beBee be considered a politically incorrect site? I am happy to read that you have more time for writing again!
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #29 Aurorasa Sima
    #22 Exactly, @Kevin Pashuk. Being so simple makes him a great example (;
    Andrew Books
    09/09/2016 #28 Andrew Books
    Like it or not folks...Trump's smart. He does have EI and has found a way to make it work for him, and the timing is good too. We are so desperate for genuine leadership that can't be bought, coddled or negotiated. He is playing to that, much like Hitler did in a post WW1 Germany. NO...I am NOT comparing him to Hitler as that's way off base, but the circumstances are similar. Is he a good fit? Nope.....and neither is Hillary. This election is much like choosing which form of cancer you want to die from.
    Randy Keho
    09/09/2016 #27 Randy Keho
    You're shaming the media for successful marketing? @Aurorasa Sima It's not news when a dog bites a man. It's news when a man bites a dog. Chomp!!
  17. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    The Saga of Oscar Pistorius and His Amygdala
    The Saga of Oscar Pistorius and His AmygdalaIt was alleged by his defence team that Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his partner Reeva Steenkamp in a moment of panic. The prosecution on the other hand alleged murder by intent, based on a mind state of rage. The court of appeal, after...
  18. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    It´s always comforting to read something positive about one of your "sins".
    Aurorasa Sima
    Caffeine May Counteract Age Related Cognitive Deficits: Rat Study
    neurosciencenews.com Summary: A new study describes the mechanism by which caffeine can counteract cognitive deficits associated with aging in rats.Source: INSERMA study published in the journal Scientific...


    John White, MBA
    01/09/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    Indeed it is, @Aurorasa Sima! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing...
  19. ProducerRobert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    The Subtleties Of Verbal Abuse (And We All Do Some Of Them)
    The Subtleties Of Verbal Abuse (And We All Do Some Of Them)These days, verbal abuse abounds, whether it's on television as a mechanism for humor, in politics where personal attacks and innuendo are the coin of the realm, or even in our own lives and in social media platforms on BeBee. The scary part is that...


    Martina Baxter
    31/08/2016 #16 Martina Baxter
    Does anyone have any thoughts on why these techniques are so prevalent? Also is it the same in other languages and cultures?
    Robert Bacal
    30/08/2016 #15 Robert Bacal
    #13 David @David Lisle I took a quick look at the abstract you mention, and I don't think your interpretation is exactly what they are saying. The talk about correlations between use of expletives and several personality traits, and also with general verbal fluency, so I don't know exactly what part you are referring to. In any event, thanks for the comment.
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    30/08/2016 #14 Mohammad Azam Khan
    That should be 6th century Hijri - 13th century Gregorian.
    David Lisle
    30/08/2016 #13 David Lisle
    Interesting and quite useful to me in the face of what I just finished reading here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S038800011400151X. Briefly the article asserts that people who use expletives prolifically are smarter than people who don't. I think this kind of statement qualifies as an attempt to intimidate. Perhaps the rationale for wanting this to be true is subconscious wishful projection of the kind that says, "I can't like you if you are not like me." In any case I don't believe the groups analyzed are truly representative of the run-of-the-mill man or woman who may use an expletive every other word; not to demean anyone when I say this, but working in all male environments that are tough on the body would give them a different perspective I am sure.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/08/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Self-Improvement
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/08/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in beBee in English
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/08/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Coaching and Mentoring
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    29/08/2016 #8 Mohammad Azam Khan
    A substantial list and writing on a significant topic @Robert Bacal. Thank-you for sharing your wisdom, thoughts and knowledge. I also came across a scholarly piece from the 6th Hijri - 622 A.D. that highlighted 3 main reasons for why 2 learned people do not agree:
    1. Expectations from an argument or position
    2. Envy of the other
    3. Arrogance
    It's a topic dear to my heart and I frequently raise it especially in the context of social organisations'.
    Michael D. Davis
    29/08/2016 #7 Michael D. Davis
    And then there's the implied visual abuse; "If you could only see the look on my face right now...." Of course being accompanied by the appropriate, (or inappropriate, as this article points out), tone in one's voice. Or what about: 🙄, 😳, or ☹️. The digital world has brought on it's own form of abuse. Great article @Robert Bacal
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/08/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a good piece @Robert Bacal. The Sympathy/Pity Based tactic is one I used as a child. heh heh The Unnamed They Tactic I used to hear from my employer. The Everyone Tactic is one I am guilty of but it's more in line with "Everyone has a pair of red shoes". Sharing
    Julie Hickman
    29/08/2016 #5 Julie Hickman
    #4 Great point Martina!
    Martina Baxter
    29/08/2016 #4 Martina Baxter
    #3 Yes, and maybe not marry one!
    Julie Hickman
    29/08/2016 #3 Julie Hickman
    Great piece on verbal abuse @Robert Bacal. Your sympathy/pity based example as well as the others you touch on can be very manipulative. Being able to recognize these patterns can only help to refrain from this behavior and stay clear of such individuals.
    Robert Bacal
    29/08/2016 #2 Robert Bacal
    #1 Thank you prabhakara for helping to spread this. This is clearly an important issue these days, from the general verbal abuse in politics to the specific verbal abuse that appears on BeBee or otherwise on social media.
  20. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima
    Next Steps in Understanding Brain Function
    neurosciencenews.com Summary: A new paper reports on how understanding brain function has become more than a brain science.Source: Frontiers.How understanding brain function has become more than brain...
  21. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    Conscious Integration
    Conscious IntegrationIntroductionContributors to the understanding of the concept of human consciousness represent a broad spectrum of individuals, each unique in their subjectivity. And while a diversity of subjectivity adds to the richness of the concept of...


    Ian Weinberg
    28/08/2016 #1 Ian Weinberg
    Awe is in the eyes of the Beeholder!
  22. Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    Uma equipe não é um grupo de pessoas que trabalham em conjunto. Uma equipe é um grupo de pessoas que confiam entre si. Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli


    Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    25/08/2016 #5 Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    There are reasons not to trust completely in gold, because of greed, iron, as rusts over time, the diamond because it shines too and overshadow our view, steel because it is hard more in myself and yourself because could and why not have a little too much or all of this and a little more.
    Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    25/08/2016 #4 Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    O ouro é couro é o louro e o mouro.

    Há razões para não se confiar totalmente no ouro, por causa da cobiça, no ferro, pois enferruja com o tempo, no diamante porque brilha demais e ofuscar nossa visão, no aço porque é duro de mais, em mim mesmo e em você mesmo porque poderíamos e porque não ter um pouco ou em demasia tudo isso e um pouco mais.
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    25/08/2016 #3 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    #2 #2 pleasure! Gratitude.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Exactly, Cristiane! Great share, thank you.
  23. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    How Creative Thinking Works
    How Creative Thinking WorksWhy the post?I have an interest is how we think and our different modes of thought. Especially the nature of creative thinking has always intrigued me. So I here is an attempt to set out how creative minds work. Two divergent viewsThe image of...


    Gert Scholtz
    23/08/2016 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @al#14 @Ali Anani Thank you Dr Anani. I find the mental energy aspect of intro/extroversion interesting (as differentiated from the pure personality aspect). Your oscillation between these two I would say accounts for your high creativity as reflected in your posts and Buzzes on beBee. I appreciate your reading and commenting my buzz!
    Jim Murray
    22/08/2016 #16 Jim Murray
    @Dean Owen @Gert Scholtz...You guys are already Beezers. One of these days I will make a list, maybe when we hit 25. We approaching half way there.
    Ali Anani
    21/08/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    Gert @Gert Scholtz- - I enjoyed your reference to the source of energy for introverts and extroverts. This is new to me. As for myself, I find myself far less creative with groups than on my own. The paradox here is that I am classified as extrovert. I wonder if I am oscillating between extrovert and introvert states. Thank you for sharing this lovely buzz
    Jim Murray
    21/08/2016 #12 Jim Murray
    In a way you are trying to figure out something that defied figuring out. Because it's not just about Introverts and Extroverts. It has a lot to do with the ability to take ideas and make them into realities of one kind or another. Anybody can have that facility.
    Dean Owen
    17/08/2016 #11 Dean Owen
    I think amongst the Beezers, a group I should qualify for hopefully in the next ten years so long as moving to Canada is not a requisite, you have a collective of all these thought processes. Fascinating buzz @Gert Scholtz
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/06/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    It would seem @Gert Scholtz that we share a fascination with the creative process. Bringing Introvert/Extrovert into the analysis was interesting with regards to how we process ideas, but it is very rare when creativity and innovation are the domain of an individual. As an introvert, I do process a lot of ideas internally, but ultimately need a sounding board to provide the checks and balances of sanity, insight, and new ideas I would never come up with on my own.
    Phillip Hubbell
    02/06/2016 #7 Phillip Hubbell
    As an introvert, I would propose that creative thinking works better for me in solitude. The caveat is that the input of data derives from association and exposure to information in the past which surfaces in the alone time. The time spent in the group is less productive due to the distraction of the conscious present by the noise. It is a time puzzle. Expose me to the clatter and clutter, then isolate me to assess. Once I correlate what I have heard and seen, I can then be creative and structure the data into new ideas for presentation later. Wash, rinse and repeat…
    Gert Scholtz
    01/06/2016 #6 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Emilia M. Ludovino Thank you for your comments and yes - let me try and decipher more of the difference between problem solving creativity vs artistic creation.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    01/06/2016 #5 Emilia M. Ludovino
    very interesting reading @Gert Scholtz, thank you for jotted down and shared with us. Sorry for the delay in my comment I was travelling from Netherlands to Portugal and I wanted to read it carefully as I found your ideas very interesting. especially because of my line of work. I agree with @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC comment that introverts and extroverts -both need groups to spur on creativity. And to some extent, I also agree with your stance on your article, though I would like to highlight that also Extroverts need seclusion to be more efficiently creatives. It seems to me that your line of though as a lot anchored in the difference between Introverts and Extroverts. What about the difference of thought between creative and non-creative individual or creative thinking towards problem solving vs creative thinking towards artistic creation. :)
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    31/05/2016 #4 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    Nice share @Gert Scholtz. I'm inclined to agree that we all need groups (introverts and extroverts) - at some point - to spur on creativity. While each of us is uniquely creative, and have our past and present experiences plus research to draw upon, a diverse group can stimulate greater creativity, 'shake things up' as it were, and far more creativity is derived. Ideas, perhaps, none of us alone would have been inspired to think up much less develop.
    Gert Scholtz
    31/05/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Julie Hickman Thank you for reading! Yes, the distinction between introversion and extroversion is often forgotten in how we interact and think.
    CityVP Manjit
    30/05/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    The way I understand creativity best is to watch or listen to creative people. An example of that kind of person is John Cleese. Each time we listen to the creativity that works for any particular individual, we are learning one stream of creativity. There is the opposite approach which is to begin with the ocean of creativity and point to all the things in that ocean that remind us of creativity. The former approach of making creativity as individual a fingerprint as my own creativity helps me more - but of course this is at the level of my own creativity and not an opinion set in stone, unless of course my creativity potential is now ended by an object placed at that time above me called a gravestone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMpdPrm6Ul4
  24. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    The Toxicity of the Social Media
    The Toxicity of the Social MediaIn the course of my professional life I run a busy neurosurgical practice, manage my wellness, performance and leadership corporate program, train and support our accredited coaches and manage the online certification course. I also monitor the...


    Aurorasa Sima
    21/08/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    When paired with delusion (as most of the time) it´s a combination suited to challenge even the most mindful.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/08/2016 #2 Ian Weinberg
    #1 Thanks Aurorasa. Anonymity supports the element of concealment behind a facade which is the choice modus operandi of the sociopath. Probably why every bad person is active in the electronic media.
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/08/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Great contribution to the hive, thank you. And on the internet there always seem to be more of this negative individuals than in real life. The ones that still pretend to be social creatures in real life, dare to play their games in the anonymity of the www. Not every person on the internet is bad - but every bad person is on the internet. You´ll find a few here too. For some reason, they, the attackers, always see themselves as the ones being attacked.
  25. Don Hornsby

    Don Hornsby

    Making choices that improve things for all of us on the planet is an act of compassion, a simple act we can do any time we go shopping. - Daniel Goleman

    What choices will you make today?
    Don Hornsby


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    31/08/2016 #1 Gordon Pye
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