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Personality : what makes you the way you are

Daniel Nettle.
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • 298 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Eisenhower C Level
    BF698.N393 2007 c. 1
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  • "Daniel Nettle takes the reader on a tour through the science of human personality, introducing the 'big five' - the five dimensions against which every personality can be measured. Combining individual life stories and scientific research, Nettle looks at the latest findings from genetics and brain science, considers the evolutionary origins of the different types of personality, and even includes a questionnaire for you to assess your own personality against the five dimensions. There is no optimal personality to have, he concludes. Rather, every disposition brings both advantages and disadvantages, and life is partly the business of finding a niche where your personal characteristics work for you. Full of human as well as scientific insight, this book shows how the extraordinary range of human personality can be measured and mapped, and will help you to understand the perils and potentials of your own character and how you might make the best use of your strengths."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Character matters
  • The beak of the finch
  • Wanderers
  • Worriers
  • Controllers
  • Empathizers
  • Poets
  • The other half
  • Singing with your own voice
  • Appendix: The Newcastle Personality Assessor.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [274]-293) and index.
  • 9780199211425 (alk. paper)
  • 0199211426 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2007028400
  • OCLC: 148291804
  • OCLC: 148291804