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Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality by Samuel Barondes

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Acknowledgments

Making Sense of People grew out of my lifelong curiosity about personality differences. Writing this book gave me the opportunity to organize my thoughts and find out what’s new in the field.

In surveying the vast literature on personality, I benefited greatly from the writings of many scholars, a few of whom I’d like to single out. On personality traits: Paul Costa, Lewis Goldberg, Robert McCrae, and Walter Mischel. On troublesome personality patterns: Aaron T. Beck, Theodore Millon, John Livesley, John Oldham, and Thomas Widiger. On the genetics of personality: David Goldman, Ken Kendler, Robert Plomin, and Daniel Weinberger. On stability and change in personality: Avshalom Caspi and Brent Roberts. On morality and character: ...

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