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Tag Archives: academic lifestyle
A journey into type-A-personality-land and back
Recently I was reading up on the term “type A personalities“, which I have seen used by academic bloggers to describe themselves. Apparently, type A personalities tend to be impatient, short-fused, efficient, organized, status-oriented, very competitive, quite aggressive, and most … Continue reading
Posted in Academia, High sensitivity, Leaving Academia Tagged Academia, academic lifestyle, happiness, highly sensitive person, narcissism, Psychology 3 Comments
Should you do another postdoc?
Here is yet another article about the negative effect that having to do 2-3 postdocs before being able to apply for tenure-track positions has on people’s life, which has been widely shared and discussed on my facebook. I left academia … Continue reading
Posted in Academia Tagged Academia, academic lifestyle, applications, happiness, motivation, professorship, science 27 Comments
Some lessons about living abroad
This fall I have now lived abroad for 5 years in a row, in two different countries, and in total I have spend 6.5 years living in 4 different countries away from home. I will move again in the next … Continue reading
Posted in Expat life Tagged academic lifestyle, Expat life, postdoc, relationships 8 Comments
Do you really want to be a professor?
Having PhD students depend on you, some clinging to you, listening, fearing you. Other students evading you, hating you, unsuccessfully trying to trick you. Everybody in a secret circle of admiration around you, obsessing over you. You don’t even notice … Continue reading
Posted in Academia Tagged Academia, academic lifestyle, conferences, happiness, professorship 2 Comments
I have been in Holland for 2 years and therefore it is application season again. This reminds me of Berthold Brecht’s poem that goes something like: I don’t like to be where I came from. I don’t like to be … Continue reading
Posted in Academia Tagged Academia, academic lifestyle, applications, postdoc, professorship, science 2 Comments