Self-Enhancement Possibilities

FAQ's

 

1.  HEALTH

 

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Weight control

 

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Physical condition: Improve stamina, body shape and tone, vitality.

 

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Stop self-defeating behaviors: Eliminate drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse; stop avoiding dentist or doctor.


2.  INTELLECTUAL SKILLS

 

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Reasoning: Spot logical errors, semantic fallacies.

 

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Analysis: Learn to ask better questions.

 

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Articulation: Learn to express ideas orally and in writing.

 

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Information: Acquire knowledge, form opinions based on evidence.


3. EMOTIONAL SKILLS

 

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Empathy training: Listen better, increase sensitivity to others’ wants and feelings

 

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Assertion: Improve communication of feelings, positive and negative, verbally and nonverbally; expressing opinions; standing up for rights.

 

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Relate to children in a non-authoritarian way.

 

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Experimental relating: Do opposite of “natural” tendency; choose previously rejected persons; tolerate discomfort.

 

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Loneliness tolerance training: Gradually increase periods of solitude.

 

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Rational-emotive therapy: Integrate feelings, beliefs and actions; understand cognitive blocks to emotional well-being and effective living.


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SEXUALITY

 

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Information: You can’t know too much: check truth of commonly held ideas.

 

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Freedom from compulsions: Challenge ideas behind compulsions

 

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Remove inhibitions that are self-defeating: express wishes, dreams, desires.

 

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Experimentation: Vary partners, techniques, circumstances, approaches.


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INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES (RECREATIONAL)

 

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Follow up on long-desired interest or activity

 

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Intensify current hobby.

 

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Take up related hobby, sport or pursuit.

 

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Try several new interests or activities you may like one or two

6. SELF-MANAGEMENT

 

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Cooking and food preparation.

 

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Home and auto maintenance.

 

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Bookkeeping, budgeting, and tax records.


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SOCIAL SKILLS

 

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Develop friendships; or enhance intimacy of old ones

 

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Improve skills in dealing with sex-love partners: Meeting, initiating, attracting, etc.

 

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Express more affection: See no. 3 above.


8. CAREER/INCOME

 

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Investigate potential for advancement.

 

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Check out other positions, salaries

 

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Investigate investment possibilities, freelancing opportunities

 

 9. PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT

 

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Evaluate residence and possessions.

 

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Dispose of inappropriate items, and acquire relevant ones.



 

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