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How Personality and Personal Intelligence Shape Our Lives
John D Mayer Ph.D.
This week I turn my attention to defense mechanisms -- a quality of personality that experts attend to, but that other people may miss.
The early psychologists had a vision of uncovering a person's true worth...ignoring the superficialities of a person and understanding, rather, the more important parts of an individual's character.
People have been judging one another for a long time, but only in the past 100 years have the professions of psychology and psychiatry emerged.
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).