Who you gonna be whileyou do what you do?
How you gonna show upwhile you’re passing through?
Barbara McAfee, from thesong “Who You Gonna BeWhile You Do What You Do?”1
The word “personality” is derived from the Latin per sonare, which means “to sound through.” This phrase refers to a type of theatrical mask that was designed to amplify the sound of an actor’s voice. This etymological link between sound and identity is an apt one: our voices are a direct reflection of who we think we are—and sometimes who ...