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How Personality and Personal Intelligence Shape Our Lives
John D Mayer Ph.D.
Thoughts from an expert lie detector...
Learning about personality isn't just child's play...
We use our personal intelligence to figure out the people around us–often by collecting clues to their personalities. Whether a person loves cats, dogs, turtles or snakes provides information about them.
A clue to how outgoing a person is...courtesy of a handshake.
People reveal themselves in their interviews and biographies--up to a point.
Could personal intelligence be as important as verbal intelligence?
Who's high and who's low in personal intelligence?
People watch one another all the time--and for good reason.
How psychologists changed their minds about personality—and what it means for understanding ourselves.
Judging from new book titles, there are quite a few new "intelligences" out there.
How do emotional, social, and personal intelligences differ?
Intelligences evolve because there is information in the outside world that is important for us to know about.
Future shock and personal planning
Is there some common logic behind the advice we receive about personality?
Why are some proposed parts of personality accepted; others rejected?
Where do parts of personality come from?
We don't learn about a person all at once…
Recognizing a part of personality can help us predict a person's acts.
Looking deeply within ourselves we discover a paradox: Even our most private thoughts can involve social concerns.
Even other psychologists can misunderstand personality psychology.
Yes, psychologists study it...but what is personality?
What do we do when other people judge us?
The "Personality Analyst"--starting up again.
John D. Mayer is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire and the author of numerous scientific articles, books, and psychological tests.
The "Personality Analyst" posts are written by John D. Mayer unless otherwise noted. Each post is edited by Deborah Hirsch of By Your Side Editing (see link below).