7 TED Talks for Self-Awareness (and the psychology nerd)


Confession: I’m a major TED talk junkie. I spend loads of time searching through them, listening to them, organizing by topic and playlist. When I spent a lot of my professional time traveling, TED talks made my drives more productive.

A lot of people come into counseling to do the work of self-discovery that leads to awareness in order to manage life. It’s true that life is easier when we’re more aware of how all of our parts and pieces work together to influence our choices, which in turn impact our lives greatly.

This is a list of talks that are particularly powerful with that.

Brene Brown – The power of vulnerability

Brene Brown – Listening to shame

Dan Gilbert: the surprising science of happiness

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Brian Little: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

And a bonus talk for managing stressful times: How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll be Stressed

What are your favorite TED talks?

Happy learning!



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