andrewducker + personality   78

Having an open-minded personality manifests at a basic level of visual perception
No idea what the consequences of this are, but it's fascinating that it's there at all.
perception  psychology  personality 
22 days ago by andrewducker
Why do pedants pedant?
So much glorious trolling in this article. I literally exploded with joy.
personality  psychology  grammar  funny 
23 days ago by andrewducker
Individual Differences in Personality Predict How People Look at Faces
We conclude that personality may be related to interpersonal interaction by shaping aspects of social cognition as basic as eye contact. In this way, eye gaze represents a possible behavioral link in a complex relationship between genes, brain function, and personality.
genetics  emotions  personality 
july 2009 by andrewducker
I'll Be Different
Two experiments revealed that (i) people can more accurately predict their affective reactions to a future event when they know how a neighbor in their social network reacted to the event than when they know about the event itself and (ii) people do not believe this.
personality  psychology  predictions 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Points on a curve.
When do we give people second chances? How long do we wait to check whether they're still the same person? Is it always worth gambling on that change, or should we just give up and move on?
personality  change  forgiveness 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Keep Your Identity Small
That is - try not to include too many of your opinions into your personal identity, and then become defensive of them.
politics  personality  philosophy  behaviour  identity  discussion 
february 2009 by andrewducker
MRI shows brain wiring's connection to personality
The stronger the connection between frontal lobe and ventral striatum, the more distinctive the desire for recognition by that person's environment, with people who constantly seek new experiences, striatum and hippocampus are evidently wired particularly well.
research  psychology  personality  neuroscience  brain 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Music tastes link to personality
"One of the most surprising things is the similarities between fans of classical music and heavy metal. They're both creative and at ease but not outgoing.

"The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and of being a danger to themselves and society in general. But they are quite delicate things."
sociology  psychology  personality  music 
september 2008 by andrewducker
USA Personality Maps
Big-5 personality types mapped onto the US. Fascinating
map  personality  psychology  usa 
may 2008 by andrewducker
Caring for Your Introvert
How to deal with introverts without pissing them off
introvert  personality  psychology  neuroscience  brain 
september 2007 by andrewducker
Why Some People React Aggressively Without Provocation While Others Don't
Somewhat technical writeup - but I'm glad there's research going on into this
personality  psychology 
october 2006 by andrewducker

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