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I got myself analyzed !

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!. . The Gallup Organization has a personal analysis tool called the Strength-finder. I just took it and here is the result. They express your personality traits in terms of what they call as your “Signature Themes”. Not to be […]

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Courtship & Your Wallet; How They Are Linked?

Experimental studies show that when men think about attractive women, they tend to spend more money on conspicuous goods (cars, watches, and expensive holidays) than on inconspicuous goods (washing machines, toasters, medicine). Whereas when women think about attractive men they tend to spend more time on acts of conspicuous charity (volunteering to help the poor […]

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The ONE Instrument Every Psychiatrist & Counsellor Must Have

While I was doing my post graduation; I was told to look into my patient’s eyes and understand his mental state. I soon realised that I need to look into one more set of eyes; that is the eyes of the patient’s father/mother/spouse/ sibling or child. They, as the primary caretakers, go through a lot […]

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Tehelka Story On Psychiatric Treatment In India

“65 million Indians suffer from psychiatric disorders. But is it not just the number of people suffering from mental illness that is staggering. The corresponding figures for their care and rehabilitation tell an even more frightening story. The most startling figure is that there are only 3,500 accredited psychiatrists for a population of one billion […]

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I Like This Girl

Many years ago in a small Indian village a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forego the farmer’s debt if he could marry his daughter. […]

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Key Thoughts In “Outliers”

(1) Random rules like minimum age for entering school can advantage some children at the expense of others. These children who are not very successful to start with come under the positive effect of “Self-Fulfilling Prophecies” which evoke the behavior of success. (2) Those who are already successful are more likely to get opportunities that […]

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What Is An Outlier?

An outlier is a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample. Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers, studies exceptionally successful people from an entirely unexplored perspective. I am just about done with it and in my next post I hope to summarize the main thoughts. Basically, Gladwell argues that we […]

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Hello & Welcome from Dr. Atul Aswani

  Welcome to my virtual office! My physical office is in the city of Mumbai (India). I look forward to posting lot of cool stuff on this website and interacting with you. Most of you have seen my other website. Let me show you around this one and give you some ideas about what you can […]

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