This category includes some of TPM’s most fundamental concepts for self-development, social success, and life success.
Naive Self-Help: 10 Popular But False Self-Help Myths
Naive self-help refers to self-help authors and products that distort reality, provide sub-optimal advice, and potentially even harm the learner. Here at The Power Moves we know something about self-help.We’ve gone through thousands of self-help products, and we summarize and review hundreds of them. We’ve seen great products, and… Not so great ones. But… How…
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Enlightened Self-Interest: Making of The Ubermensch
This is the manifesto of enlightened individualism. The mindsets and attitudes of enlightened individualism are crucial aspects for personal development and self-empowerment. These mindsets are central to being a high-value man/woman, an effective power-aware operator, and a man with high odds of achieving goals, freedom, and success. The enlightened individualist is also the eagle we…
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Power Intelligence (PI): What Is it, How to Increase It
Power Intelligence is the cognitive skill needed to understand, assess, and influence power dynamics. This article gives you an overview of power intelligence, including how to develop power intelligence. What’s Power Intelligence Let’s start with a definition of power intelligence: Power intelligence (PI), or power quotient (PQ), is the individual’s capability to recognize and influence patterns of power…
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Positive Cynicism: Turning Poison, Into Gold
Cynicism, in the right doses, is good. But it’s possible -and easy- to go too far with cynicism.When that happens, cynicism sours your mood, hampers your social strategies, and caps your potential for success. This post will help you strike a good balance. Cynicism: What Is It Let’s look at two definitions of cynicism. Google:…
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Life Strategy: The Enlightened Collaborator
We already talked about collaboration as a life strategy for success on this website. See for example: 4 Fundamental Strategies for Power: an overview on applying collaboration and win-win in life However, we haven’t talked about the best approaches to ensure effective collaborative yet.And we haven’t clarified why it’s superior to both naive collaboration, or…
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Why Power Dynamics is The Most Important Self-Help Discipline
Power dynamics is the study of power. Including the study of how power affects goal achievement, success, life, status, and how it’s this power is actually negotiated, acquired, or lost. This website pioneered power dynamics as a branch of social skills and life strategies.And this whole website is dedicated to power dynamics (and social power…
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To Be Good, You First Need to Be Bad: Here’s Why
This post contends and explains why spreading good needs the capacity to withstand evil
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Why Pursuing Status Is Trapping You: Big Fish in Litte Pond Syndrome
Social status in groups is transient and ephemeral, often based on social climbing and fear of newcomers.
Focus on long term skill acquisition instead.
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Social Exchange Theory: 5 Laws of Social Success
You can get anything you want.. As long as you obey the Rule of Social Exchange.
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