Topics: One Minute Workout, Psychology of the Internet Troll, Emotional Balance, Leadership, “Why”, Stoicism & Unbiased Thought
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Jon Flobrant
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INTERNET TROLL
I believe it happened to all of us. The totally outrageous or irrational attacks of the internet trolls. I often felt the urge to respond, and often regretted it. I stumbled upon these sources, even including psychology’s approach to measuring “trollness” via the GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling).
- The Psychology of the Internet Troll
- Internet Trolls are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists: “… the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.”
- Are You an Internet Troll?
Found this years ago: The USAF has a behavioral codex for such cases.
BALANCE: HOW TO BE LESS REACTIVE
This is Andy Puddicombe explaining the benefits of meditation on emotional balance.
TWO PIECES OF CONTEMPLATION
These are taken from the Daily Stoic, and refer to unbiased thought.
The Color of Your Thoughts
Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.
—MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 5.16
Be Wary of What You Let In
Drama, combat, terror, numbness, and subservience—every day these things wipe out your sacred principles, whenever your mind entertains them uncritically or lets them slip in.
—MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 10.9
INTERVIEW I ENJOYED
“I don’t think that we need more female leaders, but we more leaders that lead like females, and women tend to be better at that.”
THE ONE MINUTE WORKOUT
Exercise drops off my schedule easily, whenever there’s “busy time” or at least I feel “challenged”. Exactly in these times though exercise is important to refresh for me. The question then is how to include exercise into a full schedule. In this podcast Tim Ferriss and Dr. Martin Gibala elaborate on that question and more. A core topic is HIIT and the tabata protocol. The one minute workout is more of a marketing gimmick. One repetition of the tabata protocol takes 4 minutes. Still quiet short. These gentlemen give an example of how exercise can look like.
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