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Published: 26 February 2009

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780199211432

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What makes you the way you are

Daniel Nettle

  • An accessible guide to what science can show us about human personality, revealing the purpose and origins of the personality types that we see around us.
  • Interweaves vivid case studies with the latest scientific findings to explain how our biological makeup makes us the way we are.
  • This is the first popular introduction to the five dimensions of personality on which much current research is based.
  • Full of human as well as scientific insight, and even includes a questionnaire for the reader to assess the perils and potentials of their personality to the full.
  • Answers questions such as: Why should members of the same species differ so much in their natures? What is the best personality to have? And are you stuck with your personality, or can you change it?