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Mind games: How con artists get the better of you - New Scientist Jan 2016
"If not simply a pathological liar, who then is the con artist? Con artists often possess some or all of the so-called dark triad of personality traits: psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism. "
"People are trusting by nature, and that may be a good thing overall. Studies show that having higher so-called generalised trust – a willingness to generally assume the best in others – comes with better physical health and greater emotional happiness. Countries with higher levels of trust tend to grow faster economically. And the smarter you are, the more you are likely to trust: a 2014 study found a strong positive relationship between trust, intelligence, health and happiness.

As well as making us feel better, a blindness to deception can help us perform better too. "
"Zajonc called it the “mere exposure effect”: familiarity breeds affection. It applies to people, too. In one study, seeing someone once, however briefly, even with no further interaction, made people more likely to agree to something this person later asked of them."
personality  fraud  crime  psychology  deception  dark-triad  trust 
april 2016 by pierredv
What Corporate Climbers Can Teach Us: 'Dark' Personality Traits Can Help People Rise Through Ranks - WSJ July 2014
"the "dark triad": manipulativeness, a tendency to influence others for selfish gain; narcissism, a profound self-centeredness; or an antisocial personality, lacking in empathy or concern for others. ... At milder levels, however, they can actually foster skills that can help people rise through the ranks." Summary from story: The Manipulator Influences others for own gain Dark Side: Uses flattery to influence others. Deceives others to get desired results. Silver Lining: Skilled in negotiating, enjoys combat. Good at forming political alliances. Antisocial Personality Unconcerned with others' feelings or welfare Dark Side: Impulsive and thrill-seeking, tends toward antagonism. Silver Lining: Tends to think creatively, tests limits. Narcissist Dark Side: Wants to be the center of attention. Uses appearance, charm to seek prestige and status. Silver Lining: Pitches own ideas with enthusiasm, makes a good first impression
WSJ  personality  dark-triad 
july 2014 by pierredv
Survival of the shyest: Timidity's surprising benefits - life - 24 April 2013 - New Scientist
"shy-bold continuum": reactive types being shy, timid, risk-averse and slow to explore novel environments[;] proactive types are bold, aggressive, exploratory and risk-prone" great tit: "in certain years the environment favours bold individuals ... whereas in other years the shy types do best" "shy rainbow trout have a better long-term memory, at least for signs of danger, which would allow them to assess risks from predators more effectively than bold individuals." Big 5: "the shy-bold continuum shares many features with the traits of neuroticism/emotional stability and introversion/extroversion" "introverts tend to have fewer sexual partners than extroverts, they are also less likely to be hospitalised for accidents or illness ... anxious types are less prone to post-traumatic stress disorder" "sensory processing sensitivity equates to the reactive end of the shy-bold continuum...linked with introversion and neuroticism but also with an increased sensitivity..."
introversion  Big  5  personality  dimensions  shyness  sensory  processing  sensitivity  SPS  NewScientist  personality 
july 2013 by pierredv
xkcd: Map Projections
What your favorite map projection says about you
xkcd  maps  humor  personality  cartoons 
november 2011 by pierredv
How to size up the people in your life - opinion Samuel Barondes - 15 August 2011 - New Scientist
"Why are we all so different? Here is a toolkit for finding out what people are really like" Four elements 1. dispositional traits - Big Five, labelling them: extraversion/introversion; agreeableness/antagonism; conscientiousness/disinhibition; neuroticism/emotional stability; and openness to experience/closedness 2. signs of potentially troublesome personality patterns 3. assessment of adaptive value of dispositional traits 4. figure out the person's sense of identity - their personal narrative of where they are headed and how they got to be the way they are
psychology  newscientist  personality  assessment  x:newscientist  has:x 
september 2011 by pierredv
Boy brain, girl brain: How the sexes act differently - life - 08 March 2011 - New Scientist
"We've found real differences in the ways men and women think and behave – but which ones matter? New Scientist puts things in perspective" Nice plot of "his/hers hierarchy" showing differences between distributions in std deviation units "most of the effects of sex on behaviour are only around half the size of those on height ... Play behaviour, for example, while varying far less between the sexes than gender identity or sexual orientation, is next in the league and differs by about the same amount as height. In practice this means that boys are on average more likely than girls to engage in rough-and-tumble play, or to choose a truck over a doll, but there are enough exceptions to that rule that it is not possible to predict a child's sex from his or her play preferences alone. . . . differences between... about half that of height include aggression, empathy, assertiveness and cognitive skills ... [then] verbal fluency and mathematical attainment"
sex  gender  neuroscience  personality  NewScientist 
march 2011 by pierredv
Caring for Your Introvert - The Atlantic (March 2003)
"If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you have an introvert on your hands—and that you aren't caring for him properly."
psychology  personality  humor  relationships  *** 
june 2009 by pierredv
The personality factor: What makes you unique? - being-human - 09 February 2008 - New Scientist
description of big 5 personality traits: neuroticism, openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness, extroversion
psychology  NewScientist  personality 
march 2008 by pierredv

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