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Quite simply, cognition refers to thinking. There are the obvious applications of conscious reasoning—doing taxes, playing chess, deconstructing Macbeth—but thought takes many subtler forms, such as interpreting sensory input, guiding physical actions, and empathizing with others.
I gotta be me! From quirky and introverted to boisterous and out there, personality is a curious thing. Questions of personality have vexed mankind from the dawn of personhood: Can people change? Can an angry person ease his rage? Can a meek person finally speak out? What is the difference between normal and pathological behavior? And how do others perceive you? We all want to be grounded in who we are; after all, personality can make or break one's relationships at home and at work.