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How to Build a Psychological Immune System

By November 20, 2013January 29th, 2014psychology, speaking

The new psychology of post-traumatic growth: how get through tough times and bounce back stronger than ever.

Why is it that failure wipes some people out, while others bounce back? The answer is something called resilience: the ability to not take failure personally by realizing that failing at something doesn’t mean YOU are a failure. Psychology research shows that the skills of resilience—emotional awareness, impulse control, perspective taking, empathy, and optimism—can be learned just like any other skill.

Watch Jay Dixit talk about some of the most surprising new studies on failure and resilience, and reveal how you can reframe your failures and learn to turn tough times to your benefit.

This talk took place at the Ignite NYC 14 event, “Fails, Facepalms and Spinouts: Stories from the Other Side of Failure” event. 5 minutes and 20 slides rotating automatically in front of NYC’s brightest geeks, what would you say? For nearly two years Ignite NYC has cultivated a vibrant community of artists, technologists, thinkers, tinkerers, and personalities to connect, develop new relationships and projects, and answer this challenge. Enlighten us, but make it quick!

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