They are all muscles

“She’s an honest person.”

“He’s not a good listener.”

“He’s a motivated employee. She is not.”

“My wife is a creative person. I am not.”

“I was surprised he acted that way. He is normally a calm person.”

Our language reflects how our brain interprets the world in binary terms. But integrity, listening, motivation, creativity and calmness – they aren’t binary. Just like muscles, they improve with daily practice and deteriorate with neglect.

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