Personality What makes you the way you are [Paperback]

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Personality: What makes you the way you are 



An engaging primer on the genetics of personality (Carol

Tavris, TLS ) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Why are some people worriers, and others wanderers? Why do some people seem good at

empathising, and others at controlling? We have something deep and consistent within

us that determines the choices we make and the situations we bring about. But why

should members of the same species differ so markedly in their natures? What is the

best personality to have; a bold one or a shy one, an aggressive one or a meek one?

And are you stuck with your personality, or can you change it? Daniel Nettle takes

the reader on a tour through the science of human personality, introducing the five

'dimensions' on which every personality is based, and using an unusual combination

of individual life stories and scientific research. Showing how our personalities

stem from our biological makeup, Nettle looks at the latest findings from genetics

and brain science, considers the evolutionary origins and consequences of personality

variation, and even includes a questionnaire for you to assess your own personality

against the five dimensions. There is no optimal personality to have. Rather, every

disposition brings both advantages and disadvantages. 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 will enable you to understand the perils and

potentials of your personality to the full.

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