Our Personalities, Our Selves

Monday, February 21, 2011

In America, we’re told from the time we’re born that there’s no one else like us in the world, and that our unique personalities really and truly are one of a kind. But is this really true? And if so, how did our personalities get the way they are? Is there any way to change our personalities to make our lives easier?

Hannah Holmes delves into these questions in her new book: “Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality.”

Take a test (the International Personality Item Pool Representation of the NEO PI-R), recommended by Hannah, to find out more about your personality.

Guests:

Hannah Holmes,

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

From a theological point of view, one would say that the personality is largely given with one's soul, so indeed one is who one is, from the beginning. The brain is, from a theological perspective, a tool of the soul, and reflects the movements and decisions of the soul.

Feb. 21 2011 08:25 AM

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