It’s possible to improve your behavioral skills!
Do you also have a traditional education? Don’t panic! Contrary to what was thought just 10 years ago, we now know that it is possible to improve behavioral skills thanks to the brain’s incredible plasticity, which enables it to modify itself through experience. “Our brain has the capacity to change, to develop new neuronal connections, every day, every hour, every minute. And contrary to popular belief, this plasticity is a lifelong phenomenon,” confirms business coach Christelle Laurent. This means that, with practice, you can “reconfigure” your operating modes. Modern medical imaging techniques have enabled scientists to observe sometimes spectacular changes in the brains of subjects who have undergone certain behavioral therapies.
To stand out from the crowd and become your best self, for example, you can learn to cultivate divergent thinking, which combines different skills: non-conformism, curiosity, risk-taking, cooperation and perseverance. The aim is to “break the mould”, as Todd Rose encourages us : “Society forces each of us to conform to certain limited expectations in order to succeed at school, in our profession, in life. We all strive to be like others, or more like them. exactly to be like the others, but a little better,” he denounces in The tyranny of the norm.
To test your divergent thinking, take the paper clip test, devised by Ken Robinson, which consists of imagining the number of uses for a simple paper clip: will you be one of the 2% of people over the age of 25 capable of finding other ways of using this instrument than assembling sheets of paper? For your information, between the ages of 3 and 5, 98% of children are geniuses at divergent thinking…