Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

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What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.

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This mans vocabulary is bigger than texas

Author — ethan cain

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The extreme Introvert learned to be an extrovert and plays the extrovert better than most extroverts.

Author — abc xyz

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Extroverts: This man is a BADASS.


Introverts: This man has the amazing capacity to articulate his ideas and thoughts so profoundly that he rightfully deserves the title of badass.

Author — Tommy Bo

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Me before watching the video: It's too long it may be boring
Me after watching the video: No come back explain more

Author — Mahta Jr

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Imagine having him as a teacher! I would be in class everyday captivated

Author — melanie chiriacescu

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I have not enjoyed a TED Talk this much in a long time. He's perfect, his humor, professionalism, speech.

Author — Max Do

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He is so serious about pooping alone that he prepared a whole TED speech for it.

Author — Dan K

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... but Professor Slughorn, did you tell the same thing to Tom RIddle when he had questions?

Author — JASchlicht

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As an introvert who really likes words, the way he speaks is like crack

Author — Un Pingouin de Sophistiqué

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I am jealous of people whose English is the first language.

Author — Teresa Kubat

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He got emotional at his hospital analogy and it made part of my heart crack

Author — Mi O

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I’m an introvert when you first meet me but I like to act as an extrovert and make conversations just to avoid awkward situations. Once I get to know you, I’m an extrovert but I keep my emotions to myself basically appearing emotionless... anyone?

Author — Namps

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I can in fact lick the outside of my own elbow. Just saying. It’s not that hard. All you have to do is completely destroy your shoulder.

Author — Aaron Kline

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Close your eyes....and this man sounds like Sheldon in 20 years

Author — Apple Pie

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well... extroverted when drunk, introverted when baked, neurotic in between.
so..

Author — autistic jedi

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Here's the thing, there are hybrids. There are those of us who easily float between both worlds

Author — Lesley Boulant

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The study of personality is more than extraversion vs. Introversion. I liked his Tedtalk but I wish he would have explored other factors.

Author — Jaslynne Thompson

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I'm an introvert. I need my downtime and away from people. I function best 85% best away from people. I'm not anti social but, I do better.

Author — Ryan Linden

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As an introvert, I get along better with chamomile tea than coffee.

Author — WesNohathas

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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

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