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WATCH: What Does Your Personality Say About You?

WATCH: What Does Your Personality Say About You? | Personality | Scoop.it
Personality contributes to how we relate to each other, develop relationships, and make meaning of our own identities. But at the very root, what exactly is personality?
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 see the slideshow at end for insights into what personality traits are 'good' for lonevity etc.

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Personality decomposed!

Personality decomposed! | Personality | Scoop.it
Today I read a paper by De Young about Cybernetic Big 5 theory of personality and that led me to think hard about my own conceptualization of personality.  The below is an effort to elucidate the CB5T as well as to enhance and point out the commonalities with my own conception.
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The Evolution of Altruism And Its Relationship to Personality

The Evolution of Altruism And Its Relationship to Personality | Personality | Scoop.it
Altruism, put simply, is helping others or cooperating with others, even if it is costly to self. Of course, something like that cannot evolve, unless there are
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Extended HEXACO model of personality and its relation with the evolution of cooperation.
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Dancing With The Devil

Dancing With The Devil | Personality | Scoop.it
Cambridge Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen joins philosopher Rebecce Roache and The Idea of Evil author Peter Dews to investigate the strangeness of evil.
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'If you understand something; its difficult to judge it" ; a discussion on what evil is .....to my mind, evil, like any other human trait, cannot be explained away entirely by biological/ social determinants; I believe in free will and strongly believe that choices or agency plays a big part in determining an evil act or an evil propensity. I think they Simon hit the nail on the head at the end ....a belief in determinism appears to be incompatible with a a belief in evil.
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Can You Change Your Personality?

Can You Change Your Personality? | Personality | Scoop.it
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
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the effectiveness of therapy to change personality traits in a week or two!
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Basic Needs, Basic Beliefs, Basic Pathologies

Basic Needs, Basic Beliefs, Basic Pathologies | Personality | Scoop.it
Kahneman in his book 'Thinking fast and slow' elucidates the two type of thinking processes involved- a system I consisting of fast, intuitive processing, and a
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About the Cognitive Experiential self theory of personality
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The 5 Personality Traits That Make for a Better Life

The 5 Personality Traits That Make for a Better Life | Personality | Scoop.it
There are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.
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remember that personality is partly malleable, so you can always use what you have to build a happy life.
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Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? | Personality | Scoop.it
The real link between personality and well-being
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Multiple personality profiles can lead you to happiness!!
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Personality Theories 1

Personality Theories 1 | Personality | Scoop.it
Personality theories and intriguing and exhaustive. I am planning to discuss few relevant psychological personality theories and assessments here. As such there are many important personality theor…
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Freud's and Erikson's theories on personality explained succinctly!
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Personality Theories 3

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This is the third part of Personality Theories series and I am covering few behaviourist & learning theories here.  Some important psychologist involved in the development of these theories inc…
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Personality, through the behaviorist lens!
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Facial expressions—including fear—may not be as universal as we thought

Facial expressions—including fear—may not be as universal as we thought | Personality | Scoop.it
“Gasp face” is linked to fear in Western societies, but suggests anger in remote Papua New Guinea
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Expression of emotions not so universal, but may be cultural specific.
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The multitudes in all of us: Adam Alter at TEDxSydney 2014

Adam Alter, author of the bestseller "Drunk Tank Pink" delightfully explains the effects of subtle cues in the environment on human judgment
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Arguing for the importance of context to affect personalty.
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Clues to your personality appeared before you could talk

Clues to your personality appeared before you could talk | Personality | Scoop.it
Long before you could express yourself with words, you were giving away the signs of your adult temperament. Christian Jarrett explains how.
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The relationship between childhood temperament and adult personality.
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How to Change Your Personality

How to Change Your Personality | Personality | Scoop.it
Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is.
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Intentional personality change as a slow process.
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The ABCD of Personality Structure

The ABCD of Personality Structure | Personality | Scoop.it
Regular readers of The Mouse Trap would be aware of my ABCD model of psychology whereby all psychological phenomena are explained in terms of Affective,
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My latest thoughts on the basic personalty traits.
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Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud | Personality | Scoop.it
If anyone has the professional expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture, it is Jerom
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well its not! like all mental maladies, it most likely lies on a continuum , with some kids needing more care (including tutoring/ therapy etc) than others
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Do Cultures Have Personality?

Do Cultures Have Personality? | Personality | Scoop.it
When people talk about culture and personality, the normal top-of-the-mind concern is whether cultures affect personality and if so to what extent? English:
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about cultures having a personality!
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The Four Shades of Dark

The Four Shades of Dark | Personality | Scoop.it
People since time immemorial have been fascinated by the problem of evil; some consider it a philosophical (why does evil exist?) and religious problem (Why
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on the dark tetrad of #personality
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Longest ever personality study finds no correlation between measures taken at age 14 and age 77

Longest ever personality study finds no correlation between measures taken at age 14 and age 77 | Personality | Scoop.it
Comparing the personality test scores of the same participants taken twice, 63 years apart, the researchers found no correlations at all. By Christian Jarrett
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Some ammunition against the personality fundamentalists who maintain that personality does not change at all!
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Personality Inventories

Personality Inventories | Personality | Scoop.it
A personality inventory is a  questionnaire or other standardized instrument designed to reveal aspects of an individual’s character or psychological makeup. It helps to reveal the respondent…
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The best jobs for your personality type

The best jobs for your personality type | Personality | Scoop.it
A look at personality type and jobs using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test.
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not a fan of personality (and MBTI is not the most authoritative personality inventory) based job selection, but still may provide insights to some people to struggling with finding the right career. 
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Personality Theories 2

Personality Theories 2 | Personality | Scoop.it
This is the second part of the Personality Theories that I am discussing on My Zen Path. I am discussing Carl Jung and his theories in this part, for I think his contribution to understanding the p…
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Jungian ideas on personality!
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Personality Theories 5

Personality Theories 5 | Personality | Scoop.it
This is the fifth and last part in the personality theories series. This part covers theories of one of my favourite psychologists of all time – Carl Rogers.  He is a prominent name in Humani…
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About the 'fully functioning person' as per Rogers!
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Emotions and Personality : take 7

Emotions and Personality : take 7 | Personality | Scoop.it
Today I want to approach the question of emotions and personality from an existential lens. In my last post I alluded to the existential givens and you can read
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My latest thinking on emotions and personality, this time informed by existential considerations!
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An Illustrated Guide to Personality Tests

An Illustrated Guide to Personality Tests | Personality | Scoop.it
If you enjoy taking personality assessments to see where you fit (or not), this guide is for you. Find out about MBTI, The Big Five, the Enneagram and more.
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fun article on personality tests
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The Story of Your Life

The Story of Your Life | Personality | Scoop.it
How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.
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Narrative as a form of having a coherent personality
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Entrepreneurs' Four Worst Personality Traits And The One That Can Redeem Them

Entrepreneurs' Four Worst Personality Traits And The One That Can Redeem Them | Personality | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs' personalities often overlap with criminals', but this trait can channel those tendencies for better uses.
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A personality profiling of entrepreneurs !
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