Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Wedding, A Reception, And An Introvert

I had a hugely busy few days a couple of weeks ago.  As a hard-core introvert, I generally work really hard to keep my calendar free of big social events whenever possible..  There is nothing like seeing a blank calendar, free … Continue reading

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You’re Not My Type

There isn’t a single day that goes by in my life when I am not reminded in some way, somehow, that I am inherently different from most people walking this earth – at least it feels that way.  Trying to figure … Continue reading

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Maslow : I Accept

One of the most important milestones on the road to self-actualization, in my view, is the notion of acceptance.  Out of the myriad ways one grows and develops in the context of self-actualization, this concept seems to me to be the most life-altering and to have … Continue reading

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A Door Closes, A Door Opens

I have been somewhat lucky in my life.  My childhood memories are mostly full of happy times doing normal things that kids do growing up.  It wasn’t perfect; is it ever?  But if I had to start over, I probably wouldn’t change it.  … Continue reading

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Openness To Experience

According to Abraham Maslow, one of the many traits of the self-actualized person is openness to experience.   Openness to experience is only one of the personality dimensions identified in the Five Factor Model, a theory on human personality.  There are others, but I think … Continue reading

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WordPress, What Were You Thinking??

I am feeling rather disappointed with WordPress of late.  A few days ago, upon logging into my account, I noticed the new Freshly Pressed blogs as I usually do – they are difficult to avoid.  One of them stood out because of the picture … Continue reading

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