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‘Mind Reading’: Q&A with Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Time, January 2012
“Susan Cain, a Harvard law school graduate and former attorney and negotiator, used to regard her quiet and reserved nature as a disadvantage, something to be overcome. But then she began researching introversion as a personality trait, and discovered that what many see as a weakness is actually a strength….”

Shhhh! The Quiet Joys of the Introvert, Time, January 2012
“There’s no such thing as a census of introverts, but the best estimates suggests that about 30% of all people fall on the introverted side of the introvert-extrovert spectrum.”

When Character Crumbles: A Kind of Dementia Reveals the Basis of Personality, Scientific American, November 2010
“Instead of robbing memory and thought, the most common variety of dementia in people younger than 60 steals away social graces, emotions and empathy.”

The Phenomenology of Being a Jerk, The Splintered Mind, November 2010
“This raises, of course, the question of how you can find out if you’re a jerk. I’m not especially optimistic on this front.”

Not your typical personality types
Satirical descriptions of the classified by the Myers-Briggs personality test.

The class of 77%, Mindhacks, September 2010
“A study just published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has found that only 23% of the population are without symptoms of personality disorder.”

When Situations Not Personality Dictate Our Behaviour, PsyBlog, December 2009
“Our personalities certainly have an influence on what situations we get into and how we deal with them, but situational factors — even relatively subtle ones — can completely obliterate the effects of personality.”

Earnings and Yearnings: The Freelance Personality, Psychology Today, May 2009
“Some people are simply not cut out for the freelance life. And others should carefully consider the challenges they’ll face—given their temperaments and habits—before setting up their own shops.”

Online personality tests, Road Testin’, October 2000
“Being an online quiz junkie won’t hurt you, but you won’t get any real insight into your personality from them. For that you need someone who can give you the right kind of test, and interpret what all the guff means.”

Audio or video

Quiet, Please: Unleashing “The Power of Introverts,” All Things Considered, January 2012

The surprising truth about what motivates us, RSA Animate, April 2010, video
“This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.”



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