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Written by Daniel Nettle - author of the popular book Happiness - this brief volume takes the listener on an exhilarating tour of what modern science can tell us about human personality. Revealing that our personalities stem from our biological makeup, Nettle looks at the latest findings from genetics and brain science, and considers the evolutionary origins and consequences of different personalities. The heart of the book sheds light on the "big five": Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientious, Agreeableness, and Openness. Using a stimulating blend of true-life stories and scientific research, Nettle explains why we have something deep and consistent within us that determines the choices we make and situations we bring about. He addresses such questions as: Why do members of the same family differ so markedly in their natures? What is the best personality to have - a bold one or a shy one, an aggressive one or a meek one? And are you stuck with your personality, or can you change it?  

Full of human wisdom as well as scientific insight, this book illuminates the pluses and minuses of personality, offering practical advice about living with the nature you were born with. It even includes a questionnaire so that you can assess yourself.

©2007 Daniel Nettle (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Entertaining and very highly informative!

After you are done with this book, I promise you, they way you see yourself and those around you will be quite different. A perfect tool for better self knowledge! Both: the content and the performance are excellent!

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  • 20-06-22

Great Book On Personality

We all want to figure ourselves out. Daniel Nettle provides a scientific, objective, and yet compassionate way to learn about yourself and humanity in general. Great read!

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  • 29-12-20

So boring and uninteresting ,

I suffered getting the ideas presented in this book, unfortunately it was under my expectations