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Me, Myself, and Us Audiobook

Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being

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Publisher's Summary

In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature - and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the 1690s, which gave rise to the simplistic categorizations of the Meyer-Briggs Inventory and the "enneagream." But the general public still knows little about the new science and what it reveals about who we are.

In Me, Myself, and Us, Brian Little, Ph.D., one of the psychologists who helped re-shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings for general readers. The audiobook explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation. Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually fallacious? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it, "set like plaster" by the age of 30? Is a belief that we are in control of our lives an unmitigated good? Do our singular personalities comprise one unified self or a confederacy of selves, and if the latter, which of our mini-mes do we offer up in marriage or mergers? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? Which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit?

Little provides a resource for answering such questions, and a framework through which readers can explore the personal implications of the new science of personality. Questionnaires and interactive assessments throughout the audiobook facilitate self-exploration, and clarify some of the stranger aspects of our own conduct and that of others. Brian Little helps us see ourselves, and other selves, as somewhat less perplexing and definitely more intriguing.

©2014 TRAQ Consulting Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    fulldaym 08-04-16
    fulldaym 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I almost returned it back"

    The introduction and few first chapters was stretched.. But I endured and continued and it was good. I will listen to it again..

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    Miranda 11-05-16
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    "Mostly fluff"

    Boring. It has so much fluff it's challenging to listen. The main points aren't clear.

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    stephen 09-12-16
    stephen 09-12-16
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    "my favorite book ever"

    But it's also the only book iv ever liked....... you need 20 words at least so I'm just going to type that out

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    Paul Bernhard WASHINGTON, DC, US 08-23-16
    Paul Bernhard WASHINGTON, DC, US 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "read kierkegaard instead"

    the pseudojunkscience of personality has a long way to go. philosophy is far more helpful and insightful.

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    NanoBrain 07-09-16
    NanoBrain 07-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration is a little agitating to me"

    I purchased this book per a psychology professor's recommendation. The ideas and concepts in this book are very intriguing and inspiring. However, the narrator's tone is a bit too dramatic and agitating for a serious academic topic IMHO. I played the entire book but was only paying attention to a very small part of it due to the overwhelming narration. But it's a personal preference thing.

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    B. Hayes 04-12-16
    B. Hayes 04-12-16

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    "Down to earth and rugged."

    When you don't mind reading the book twice, you have a good book! Great insight and learning for US!

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    Mary S. Clark 03-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    What would have made Me, Myself, and Us better?

    if the word "construct" wasn't used every other sentence.


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    the performance was fine


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    disappointment


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    the author goes on and on and on about constructs - doesn't really say much for the first 40 minutes, then when they tossed in some "made up" words - that was it - over for me.

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful

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