In his 2012 book, neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson introduces Emotional Style, a scientifically supportable way to understand our individual characteristics and traits.
“Anything having to do with human behavior, feelings, and ways of thinking arises from the brain,” points out Psychologist Richard J. Davidson, director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Therefore, when it comes to human typing he says, “any valid classification scheme must also be based on the brain.”
This almost seems like a no-brainer. But the old systems for classifying personality are fun and popular—and most people aren’t bothered by the fact that they are “light on scientific validity,” as Davidson tactfully puts it.
In The Emotional Life of Your Brain, Davidson introduces what his research has uncovered about emotional styles. He also shows us how to identify ours--and how we can change it if it's not working for us.
Via Gina Stepp