Essay On Tunneling By Abraham Brafman

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Abraham Lincoln “Lincoln struggled with depression for most of his adult life” (Baynton 2010). Abraham Lincoln was born on Feburary 12, 1809. He was the sixteenth president of the United States of America until his assassination on April 15, 1865. Lincoln life was successful because of tunneling, limelight affect, and temperament success which all ties into the studies that Brafman did in his book. Ron Brafman is a psychologist and has taught university courses in personality and growth. His current research interest focus on the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. Brafman is the author of the book, Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail, and, in this book, he states studies of six enduring principles of high achievements. Abraham Lincoln’s …show more content…
Tunneling is when one overcomes difficult obstacles regardless the hardships occurring in one’s life (Brafman 37). It is never giving up and always finding ways to be successful. These kind of people are attracted to the conditions, relationships, tasks, and events that are filled with meaning. One tends to view the obstacles they go through as challenges to be overcome. This is the key behind tunneling. This is how one is able to guide itself out of disadvantages and upbringing. Tunnelers tend to be relentless in their drive while being easygoing in temperament (Brafman 118). Having an easy temperament drastically shifts the way we experience life. One’s orientation toward the world determines the way we experience difficulty and react to them. Tunnelers are not different from others. They are not superhuman. It is just their personality traits, their persistence, and ability to find ways to overcome adversity are stronger (Brafman …show more content…
There are two kind of limelight effect, external and internal. People who have external limelight effect shine the light on events outside of their immediate control. Meaning they point fingers at others rather than themselves. They are the ones who are much more volatile in their actions. The only thing certain to externals is that they believe one doesn’t have significant control over life’s complex events. Internals on the other hand, point the limelight at themselves and focus on the specific choices they make that influence their future. Internals make themselves responsible for their actions and upbringings. An internally directed limelight is one of the key elements that drive psychological tunneling. When one who has internal limelight effect is facing adversity, and going through challenges, attributing the responsibility to oneself helps reclaim control of one’s life and sets a new course of action to respond to the events that are happen to

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