Tag: personality

Lead Exposure in Childhood Impacts Personality and Mental Health

A study of over 1.5 million people in Europe and the US links the development of less adaptive personalities with childhood lead exposure.

This Is Your Personality Test Result On Capitalism

Personality tests function for an employer, intentionally or otherwise, much like diagnostic criteria function for the mental-health system: these labels determine who gets resources that capitalism itself makes scarce — not only basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter, which require money to obtain, but empathy, understanding and support, which are kept in short supply.


In this piece for Aeon, Serife Tekin argues that contrary to antirealist perspectives emphasizing the illusion of selfhood, there is such a thing as the...

There is No Such Thing as the True Self, but it’s...

From The British Psychological Society: The idea that each of us has a true or authentic self is a very common belief in many different...

Openness to Experience: The Gates of the Mind

From Scientific American: Experiments in personality psychology show that people scoring high on openness to experience may literally see the world differently from the average...

Indescribable You

In this piece for Aeon, Carlin Flora critiques sociologists' and psychologists' attempts to categorize and classify people's personalities into distinct groups and profiles, advocating that we...

Study Finds No Correlation between Personality at 14 and 77

This result calls into question popular notions about the correlations between personality and later-life achievement and health outcomes.

NIMH Info for Parents on “ADHD” Misleading, Researchers Say

A new analysis of the information that the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) publishes for parents about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) concludes that the children’s experiences and contexts are ignored and that medication is presented, misleadingly, as the only solution supported by research evidence.