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Fri, 04 Oct 2013

How to increase conscientiousness

I've been thinking more about conscientiousness recently. Part of it was this Gwern essay, Conscientiousness and Online Education. (Gwern is one of my favorite internet writers; if you haven't checked out his stuff, it's highly recommended.)

Gwern observes that conscientiousness is loaded chock-full of positive life correlates, including lifetime earnings, education, happiness, longevity, and so on. He also hints at ways to increase it -- "there is weak evidence that Conscientiousness can be improved by trying harder tasks. (There is an irony here - it's hard tedious work to develop the ability to do hard tedious work, so how does one start?)"

Well, I have a few ideas on how to start. They are presented in the form of a "choose-your-own-adventure"!

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Do you want to increase your conscientiousness?

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