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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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Do you think like a hedgehog or a fox?

Do you think like a hedgehog or a fox? | Personality | Scoop.it
There are basically two types of person: one that believes that there are two types of person, and another that doesn’t. Despite having reservations about over-simplistic categorization, there are some theories which carry both practical wisdom and managerial relevance. One of the inspiring ones is the distinction between hedgehogs and foxes made by British philosopher Isaiah Berlin. He distinguishes between people who strive for a coherent world view with logic and an organising principle (hedgehogs), and others who are comfortable with loose ends and with not relating things systematically to a bigger picture (foxes).

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"But let us also be pragmatic. There is no need to change your 'foxiness' or 'hedgehoginess' or to apply new tools in order to profit from it already here and now. Opening yourself up for more hedgehog-like or fox-like characteristics is fruitful, but should not be at the expense of losing your authenticity. Be who you are."
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I love the hybrid concept It's a consequence of living both/and and not either/or
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Persoality is distinct between philosiphy and the coherent world view
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Do you think like a hedgehog or a fox?
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I feel therefore I am: on holiday with my ape cousins – Stephen T Asma | Aeon Essays

I feel therefore I am: on holiday with my ape cousins – Stephen T Asma | Aeon Essays | Personality | Scoop.it
The more we learn about the emotions shared by all mammals, the more we must rethink our own human intelligence
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The emotional circuits shared with all animals.
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The Alpha Male Myth | The Art of Manliness

The Alpha Male Myth | The Art of Manliness | Personality | Scoop.it
The myth of the "alpha" male is actually more complex than people think it is
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being high on warmth (kindness) and dominance (assertiveness) - the two interpersonal dimensions - is what makes you attractive.
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People with creative personalities really do see the world differently

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently | Personality | Scoop.it
How we see the world depends on certain aspects of our personality.
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Openness to experience (and creativity ) associated with different perceptual experiences (those that capture more information) 
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BBC Future on Flipboard

BBC Future on Flipboard | Personality | Scoop.it
3 Magazines | 221.1k Followers | @bbcfuture | Tech, science, environment and health news.
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behavioral correlates of personality traits
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Psych students score substantially lower on “dark” traits than business and law students

Psych students score substantially lower on “dark” traits than business and law students | Personality | Scoop.it
By Christian Jarrett  There are lots of stereotypes about the kind of people in different professions. Lawyers and business people are often caricatured as ruthless and self-interested, especially when compared to the kind of folk who enter professions usually seen as caring, such as nursing or psychology. To test the truth of these stereotypes, a new study in…
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Personality differences associated with choosing careers/majors.
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Myers-Briggs or VIA Survey (Character Strengths)?

Myers-Briggs or VIA Survey (Character Strengths)? | Personality | Scoop.it
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the VIA Survey are two of the most popular tests in psychology for both personal and professional use. There are some similarities but many important differences to understand. These are offered as well as ideas for integration.
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Which system is better? VIA in my opinion!
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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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What is the secret to being more assertive? Having self respect

What is the secret to being more assertive? Having self respect | Personality | Scoop.it
As a psychological concept, self-respect has been largely overlooked before now. By Christian Jarrett
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millions of dollars spent on assertiveness trainings, can be better utilized if only people started respecting themselves more.
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Are You a ‘Testosterone’ or a ‘Dopamine?’

Are You a ‘Testosterone’ or a ‘Dopamine?’ | Personality | Scoop.it
A brain-based personality test helps people understand themselves better and why they are attracted to certain other personality types.
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a decent write-up summarizing Helen Fisher's work on brain based personality determination (note the inventory is still self report, but correlates with fMRI data) . 
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The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders | Personality | Scoop.it
Personality disorders are complex and some believe they defy classification. A recent study shows the basic eight interpersonal qualities that can provide new understanding.
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"The 8 traits identified in this manner are as follows: domineering, vindictive, cold, socially avoidant, nonassertive, exploitable, overly nurturant, and intrusive"
Interesting to note that these form pairs (domineering-nonassertive etc) and generally that no disorder is associted with being overly nurturant or noassertive! Imho believe domineering, vindictive, cold and intrusive maybe the new dark tetrad in personality! 
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Researchers asked these British mothers which personality traits they would most wish for their babies – extraversion came out on top

Researchers asked these British mothers which personality traits they would most wish for their babies – extraversion came out on top | Personality | Scoop.it
If you could choose the personality profile for your children, what traits would you prioritise? By Christian Jarrett
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Interesting study of what traits people value/ wish for in their child
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On psychological tests comparing 66 terrorists with controls, one key difference stood out

On psychological tests comparing 66 terrorists with controls, one key difference stood out | Personality | Scoop.it
Some of the participating terrorists were responsible for massacres exceeding 600 victims. By Christian Jarrett
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Ends-justify-means thinking dominates terrorists personality. 
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Emotions and Personality: Take 8

Emotions and Personality: Take 8 | Personality | Scoop.it
I am currently reading 'Emotions in the practice of psychotherapy' by Robert Plutchik and have been finding it a good read. In it Plutchik elaborates on his
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Building on Plutchik's Psychoevolutionary theory of emotions and relating it to personality disorders.
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Business Insider on Flipboard

Business Insider on Flipboard | Personality | Scoop.it
15 Magazines | 338.7k Followers | @BusinessInsider | Business news for the digital age.
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personality linkages with longevity
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People With This Trait Literally See the World Differently

People With This Trait Literally See the World Differently | Personality | Scoop.it
A cool new study on vision and personality.
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High openness to experience leads to different visual experience!
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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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