Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are (Oxford Landmark Science)

Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are (Oxford Landmark Science)

Daniel Nettle


it's one of many nice mysteries of human nature. Why are a few humans worriers, and others wanderers? Why are a few humans so easy-going and laid-back, whereas others are constantly searching for a fight?
Written through Daniel Nettle--author of the preferred publication Happiness--this short quantity takes the reader on an exciting journey of what smooth technological know-how can let us know approximately human character. Revealing that our personalities stem from our organic make-up, Nettle seems on the most modern findings from genetics and mind technology, and considers the evolutionary origins and effects of other personalities. the guts of the e-book sheds gentle at the "big five": Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientious, Agreeableness, and Openness. utilizing a stimulating mixture of true-life tales and medical study, Nettle explains why we have now anything deep and constant inside of us that determines the alternatives we make and events we result in. He addresses such questions as why participants of an identical kinfolk range so markedly of their natures? what's the top character to have--a daring one or a shy one, an competitive one or a meek one? And are you caught together with your character, or are you able to switch it? existence, Nettle concludes, is partially the enterprise of discovering a distinct segment the place your character works for you. "It is a query of selecting the perfect pond," he notes, "and being aware of the dangers." there isn't any perfect character to have. each disposition brings either benefits and disadvantages.
packed with human knowledge in addition to clinical perception, this ebook illuminates the pluses and minuses of character, providing useful suggestion approximately dwelling with the character you have been born with. It even encompasses a questionnaire that you should investigate yourself.

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