personality

 

The West Country – home to The Wurzels, Wallace and Gromit, Glastonbury…..and now for a limited time only, Dismaland

Unafraid, provocative street artist ‘Banksy’ has flaunted his audacious art works globally – from the wall...

In her critique of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (‘New voices: Helpful categorisation or limiting label?’, July 2015), Caitlin Cherry describes...

ESFJ, INTP? Maybe ISJF? When this string of letters catches your eye you may feel the thrill of familiarity or you may remain bemused. ‘Like MMR?’, one of my friends enquired. ‘No’, I replied, ‘I’ll explain’.

Some months ago my brother came home with more than a little...

Many moons ago, an unknown sage travelled to the Greek temple at Delphi and inscribed ‘Know yourself’ on a pillar – an act that initiated a discussion about self-understanding that has continued through today. Plato explored the inscription’s meaning in his dialogue Philebus...

Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves.       Sidney J. Harris, American Journalist,...

When I started to prepare my Hans Eysenck Memorial Lecture it suddenly occurred to me that it was more than 50 years since I first met Hans Eysenck. ‘Met’ is a slight exaggeration since the encounter was more one-sided: I was an undergraduate at University College London...

The artistic personality

Art is part of everyday life, but its importance differs widely from person to person: some can’t get enough of galleries, watch art programmes on TV, and devour artists’ biographies, whereas others are simply not bothered at...

Any discussion of the development of psychology over the past 50 years would be incomplete without consideration of the important and wide-ranging work of the late Professor Hans Eysenck (1916–1997). This is nowhere more apparent than in the area of personality psychology;...