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  • How to Avoid a Cult of Personality

    02/01/2014 5:44:47 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Zach Nielsen
    For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," or "I follow Apollos," or "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? (1 Cor. 1.11-13) Just because you're a strong and effective leader doesn't mean you've built a cult of personality. That should be all of us. But the Oxford Dictionary helps us know what we are trying to avoid. It defines...
  • Will your toddler be a drinker? Personality may tell.

    07/14/2013 1:14:20 PM PDT · by workerbee · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/11/13 | Laura Poppick
    The personality traits of children in the first five years of their life may help predict alcohol use during teenage years, a new study shows. The study, detailed July 10 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, reveals certain temperaments of kids that are correlated with teen drinking. "People don't enter adolescence as blank slates; they have a history of life experiences that they bring with them, dating back to early childhood," Danielle Dick, a psychologist from at Virginia Commonwealth University and a co-author of the study, said in a statement. "This is one of the most comprehensive attempts...
  • The Mormon Milquetoast vs. The Mombasa Marxist

    07/16/2012 10:06:41 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 15 replies
    Vanity | 7/16/2012 | Kenny Bunk
    ATT:The Mormon Milquetoast Mitt baby, you have me worried. You have turned your other cheek to Obama so often, that I fear you might never be able to sit down. Here is some instant "personality" for you. Practice these comebacks. Look in the mirror, smile, then sneer like Elvis and repeat at least 25 times a day. Have your wimp advisers videotape and send to me for critique. Come on Mitt, baby. We know you Mormons can have a mean streak. Show us some of that Mountain Meadows Massacre killer instinct. You want to see my tax returns? Show me...
  • 'Personality Genes' May Help Account for Longevity

    05/29/2012 12:35:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 24, 2012 | NA
    "It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage such as high levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol. But researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University have found that personality traits like being outgoing, optimistic, easygoing, and enjoying laughter as well as staying engaged in activities may also be part of the longevity genes mix. The findings, published online May 21 in the journal...
  • Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas

    10/01/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    dicalxpress.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | no byline
    A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits. n the study, Bartels and Pizarro gave participants a set of moral dilemmas widely used by behavioral scientists who study morality, like the following: "A runaway trolley is about to run over and kill five people, and you are standing on a footbridge next to a large stranger;...
  • Understanding Obama's Personality

    08/17/2011 1:06:18 PM PDT · by Psycholitics · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Here is a very interesting and revealing article (exerpt) about Obama's personality and how it affects his presidency. "Barack Obama is unique in American presidential history. By virtue of his biracial identity and international upbringing, Americans believed they were breaking the mold when they elected the first African American president in 2008. Yet, for all the distinctiveness of his life experiences, there is still something else that sets Obama apart in the hall of presidents - his innate, natural temperament. According to personality psychologist David Keirsey, temperament is the part of our personality that we are born with. It is...
  • Nice guys really DO finish last... Nasty people earn $10,000 more a year, study finds

    08/17/2011 12:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 15, 2011 | Paul Bentley
    It is a common saying that nice guys finish last - and when it comes to pay packets, at least, research shows the genial really do end up at the back of the queue. A study which looked at the link between personality and wages has found that 'agreeable' workers earn significantly less than their meaner colleagues. The gap is particularly telling when broken down by gender, with the difference in pay between mean and nice men almost $10,000 a year. The study, titled 'Do Nice Guys - and Gals - Really Finish Last?', examined levels of 'agreeableness' attributed to...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 68 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • The Cost of Faking it(creates counterfeit self)

    09/02/2010 5:51:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 05/25/10 | Daniel R. Hawes
    The Cost of Faking it Published on May 25, 2010 There's a saying that clothes don't make the man, but a lot of times the clothes we wear (accessories and tattoos included) do actually say something about who we are. (If you're famous, it may even happen that the clothes you don't wear say something about who you are). Besides signaling to others, clothes obviously also have an effect on how we feel about ourselves, and as a recent study shows, this sense of self that we derive from certain clothing produces measurable behavior changes. In particular, the study which...
  • Personality in 1st grade sticks for life

    08/09/2010 5:27:51 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 18 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 6 August, 2010 | The Times of India
    The personalities we develop as children stay with us throughout our life, says a new study. "We remain recognizably the same person," Live Science quoted Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside. "This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts." Researchers compared teacher personality ratings of the students with videotaped interviews of 144 of those individuals 40 years later. They examined four personality attributes — talkativeness (called verbal fluency), adaptability (cope well with new situations), impulsiveness and self-minimizing behavior (essentially being humble to the...
  • Narcissist in Chief?

    06/09/2010 8:06:08 PM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 14 replies · 71+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As Charles Krauthammer has pointed out, Obama "has never been overly modest about his own powers." Obama certainly has an inflated sense of his own importance. After all, he declared that history will mark his ascent to the presidency as the moment when "our planet [began] to heal."
  • Dating by blood type in Japan

    04/28/2010 7:54:08 AM PDT · by tlb · 38 replies · 1,055+ views
    bbc ^ | 28 April 2010 | Roland Buerk
    But in Japan, whether someone is A, B, O or AB is a topic of everyday conversation. There is a widespread belief that blood type determines personality, with implications for life, work and love. It is Saturday night and a speed dating session is under way in a small building in the backstreets of Tokyo. It is for women who want to meet men with blood group A or AB. One says she decided to narrow down her search for a boyfriend after a bad experience with a man with type B. "Looking back it seems trivial," she said. "But...
  • ~*~*~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~*~*~

    03/05/2010 4:26:04 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 117 replies · 4,245+ views
    Multiple Personality Day When : Always March 5th Multiple Personality Day is an opportunity to get in touch with yourselves. Someone with a split personality has two personalities. Someone with multiple personalities has more than two personalities. Its a psychological disorder that I hope none of our readers have. Don't be surprised to find yourself surrounded by people who are talking to themselves today. You might find yourself talking to yourself, too!  When you wish someone "Happy Multiple Personality Day", you may need to do so multiple times, once for each personality. New Tax Form MPD-1040 Form MPD-Certain deductions...
  • GOP and Dems faceoff

    02/21/2010 3:46:42 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 795+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2010 | February 21, 2010
    A new study gives new meaning to being blue — or red — in the face. People can pretty accurately discern whether someone is a Democrat or Republican just by looking at their mugs, according to research by two Tufts University social psychologists. In a series of experiments, college students were shown headshots of people and asked to guess their party affiliation. The students were correct 60% of the time, according to the study, greater than random chance would indicate. The researchers said students made their decisions based on their stereotypes of what Republicans and Democrats looked like.
  • What kind of survivor are you?

    10/04/2009 1:43:53 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 38 replies · 1,682+ views
    Nuke Gingrich ^ | 10/04/09 | survivors club
    What kind of survivor and thriver are you? Discover your Survivor Personality with this fast quiz...
  • The Cult Of Personality: How It Begins And How It May End

    09/24/2009 10:13:37 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 30 replies · 1,767+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 9/24/09 | .454
    A video posted on YouTube appears to show a New Jersey elementary school class being taught to sing praises of the "great accomplishments" of President Obama. Just like Obama, Romania's dictator Ceausescu started as an extremely popular leader. He promised change from the Stalinist type of communism imposed by the Soviets and people put all their hope in him to liberalize and open the country towards the Western world. Just with Obama, the media quickly become Ceausescu's personal lap dog, always praising him and his wife, never criticizing them. Just like with Obama, his cult of personality grew and grew...
  • Marriage quiz for a couple of characters

    06/06/2009 10:08:39 PM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies · 552+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Friday, June 5, 2009 | Patrick Rice
    For 14 years, my wife, Claire Fitzgerald, and I have worked at Stanford University as counselors assisting hundreds of couples prepare to be married at the campus' Memorial Church. Because Stanford stresses diversity in its student population, the couples come from all over the world - China, Russia, South Africa, Mexico - and from all over the United States. This diversity has sometimes presented us with challenges, but marriage has commonalities: It can enable each partner to grow in generosity, compassion, understanding and patience. To help brides and grooms reflect on each other's personality traits, the university requires they complete...
  • For Obama, hipness is what it is (Mega Barf Alert!)

    04/24/2009 5:04:38 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 7 replies · 608+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April, 24, 2009 | Sam Fulwood III
    During his first 100 days as president of the United States, Barack Obama revealed how different he is from all the white men who preceded him in the Oval Office, and the differences run deeper — in substance and style — than the color of his skin. Barack Hussein Obama is the nation’s first hip president. This, of course, is subject to debate. But watch him walk. Listen to him talk. See the body language, the expressions, the clothes. He’s got attitude, rhythm, a sense of humor, contemporary tastes. This much is clear: Whether dealing with the Wall Street mess,...
  • How the shape of your brain shows what kind of personality you have

    04/11/2009 2:01:02 PM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 39 replies · 1,494+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 11th April 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Scientists may one day be able to find out what a young child’s personality will be like by simply scanning their brain, new research has shown. New research has found that the shape of your brain gives a clue to what type of person you are. The differences in the shape of the brains of 85 people were scanned and measured. They found that larger or smaller amounts of tissue in certain areas of the brains were linked to specific personality traits...
  • In Japan, you are what your blood type is

    02/04/2009 9:03:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 30 replies · 1,485+ views
    AP ^ | 01 Feb 2009 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    In Japan, "What's your type?" is much more than small talk; it can be a paramount question in everything from matchmaking to getting a job. By type, the Japanese mean blood type, and no amount of scientific debunking can kill a widely held notion that blood tells all. In the year just ended, four of Japan's top 10 best-sellers were about how blood type determines personality, according to Japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co. The books' publisher, Bungeisha, says the series — one each for types B, O, A, and AB — has combined sales of well over 5 million...
  • 1 in 5 Young Adults Has Personality Disorder, Study Finds

    12/02/2008 7:37:26 PM PST · by nmh · 30 replies · 1,094+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/02/08 | AP
    CHICAGO — Almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers reported Monday in the most extensive study of its kind. The disorders include problems such as obsessive or compulsive tendencies and anti-social behavior that can sometimes lead to violence. The study also found that fewer than 25 percent of college-aged Americans with mental problems get treatment. ... Experts praised the study's scope — face-to-face interviews about numerous disorders with more than 5,000 young people ages 19 to 25 — and said it spotlights a...
  • Can This Really be Happening in America?

    10/28/2008 10:38:33 PM PDT · by americanophile · 7 replies · 742+ views
    GOPublius.com ^ | Ocotber 28, 2008 | Gopublius
    We’ve seen the emphatic cries of adoration and loyalty hurled at the “Dear Leader”, Kim Jong Il of North Korea. We’ve seen the images of Mao and Stalin paraded through the streets of communist China and Russia. We’ve seen posters of Saddam in Baathist Iraq, and are all too familiar with the cult of personality that surrounded Adolf Hitler in NAZI Germany. Such blind worship of political leaders however has always been a hallmark of totalitarian regimes in far flung places, not of America. A free people could never fall under the spell of such ridiculous hero worship. That is,...
  • Rush said "Eliteism vs ?"

    10/21/2008 5:20:43 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 8 replies · 622+ views
    10/21/08 | Conservativesister
    <p>Yesterday Rush said the reason the "they" commitee (as in Noonan and company) doesn't like Sarah Palin is because of her grammar and speaking. She drops her "g" when saying good morning. You know this really has me pissed, who do these hippocrites think they are. Are they afraid of BEAUTY because anyone can learn to speak.........Beauty, Elegance and Grace are attributes they lack and Sarah has.</p>
  • Birmingham firm strikes Barack Obama presidential coin

    09/22/2008 2:06:20 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 27 replies · 355+ views
    Birmingham Post ^ | 9/16/08 | Tom Scotney
    A company in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is making commemorative coins for American presidential hopeful Barack Obama. ...When they got in touch with the Democrats the party jumped at the chance. And the coins have proved such a hit that locally produced versions have already been launched to compete with the UK originals. The coins show Senator Obama’s face, along with a picture of the White House and the legend “President of the United States of America”.
  • As Barriers Disappear, Some Gender Gaps Widen

    09/09/2008 10:43:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 232+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 9, 2008 | JOHN TIERNEY
    When men and women take personality tests, some of the old Mars-Venus stereotypes keep reappearing. On average, women are more cooperative, nurturing, cautious and emotionally responsive. Men tend to be more competitive, assertive, reckless and emotionally flat. Clear differences appear in early childhood and never disappear. What’s not clear is the origin of these differences. Evolutionary psychologists contend that these are innate traits inherited from ancient hunters and gatherers. Another school of psychologists asserts that both sexes’ personalities have been shaped by traditional social roles, and that personality differences will shrink as women spend less time nurturing children and more...
  • How switching language can change your personality

    06/26/2008 2:40:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 60 replies · 210+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 25 June 2008 | Staff
    Bicultural people may unconsciously change their personality when they switch languages, according to a US study on bilingual Hispanic women. It found that women who were actively involved in both English and Spanish speaking cultures interpreted the same events differently, depending on which language they were using at the time. It is known that people in general can switch between different ways of interpreting events and feelings – a phenomenon known as frame shifting. But the researchers say their work shows that bilingual people that are active in two different cultures do it more readily, and that language is the...
  • MSNBC Hillary Post-Mortem Ignores Personality Factor

    06/06/2008 7:07:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 61+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not to be unkind, but how can one purport to conduct a serious post mortem of Hillary Clinton's failed candidacy without mentioning what would seem an obvious—and very important—factor: her personality that to many American was less-than-appealing, in a contest pitting her against the unusually charming Barack Obama? Yet David Gregory ignored the personality factor entirely in his "post mortem, Powerpoint edition" on this evening's Race for the White House. Instead, he identified—and asked his panel to comment on—these five factors: * The Iraq War Vote * Change vs. Experience * Dysfunction in the Campaign * Overconfidence * Bill View...
  • New kidney 'changed my whole personality'

    03/17/2008 8:48:13 AM PDT · by BGHater · 60 replies · 2,046+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Mar 2008 | Telegraph
    A woman claims to have undergone a complete "personality transplant" after receiving a new kidney. Cheryl Johnson, 37, says she has changed completely since receiving the organ in May. She believes that she must have picked up her new characteristics from the donor, a 59-year-old man who died from an aneurysm. Now, not only has her personality changed, the single mother also claims that her tastes in literature have taken a dramatic turn. Whereas she only used to read low-brow novels, Dostoevsky has become her author of choice since the transplant. Miss Johnson, from Penwortham, in Preston, Lancs, said: "You...
  • Happiness can be inherited, research finds

    03/06/2008 9:44:08 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 242+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3-6-08 | Michael Kahn
    You can't buy happiness but it looks like you can at least inherit it, British and Australian researchers said on Thursday. A study of nearly 1,000 pairs of identical and non-identical twins found genes control half the personality traits that make people happy while factors such as relationships, health and careers are responsible for the rest of our well-being. "We found that around half the differences in happiness were genetic," said Tim Bates, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh who led the study. "It is really quite surprising." The researchers asked the volunteers -- ranging in age from 25...
  • The Democratic Race as a John Hughes Comedy

    01/16/2008 3:06:05 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 71+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | January 14, 2008 | Courtney E. Martin
    Change is obviously the buzzword of the 2008 presidential race, at least where the Democratic nomination is concerned. But let's face it, change is the buzzword of every election (with the exception, perhaps, of the incumbent). It is the catch-all container for the American voter's outrage and frustration, the magic box in which each candidate swears they can turn that disappointment into gold. So let's set aside the buzzword for a second and think about what's really on people's minds when they go into the voting booth. It's not policy. It's not past experience. It's not even values. For better...
  • Thompson is a strong presence

    12/21/2007 1:02:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 68+ views
    St. Cloud Times | December 21. 2007 | Kristin Johnson
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues. http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071221/OPINION/112210008/1006/NEWS01
  • Why Home Doesn't Matter

    09/29/2007 9:53:22 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 173+ views
    Prospect ^ | May 2007 | Judith Rich Harris
    Why home doesn't matterMay 2007Judith Rich Harris The BBC series "Child of Our Time" assumes that studying children with their parents will help us understand how their personalities develop. But this is a mistake: parents influence their children mainly by passing on their genes. The biggest environmental influences on personality are those that occur outside the home During much of the 20th century, it was considered impolite and unscientific to say that genes play any role in determining people's personalities, talents or intelligence. But we're in the 21st century now, the era of the genome. So when Robert Winston informs...
  • Good Behavior, Religiousness May Be Genetic

    04/06/2007 5:26:02 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 562+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-6-2007 | Blackwell Publishing
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Date: April 6, 2007 Good Behavior, Religiousness May Be Genetic Science Daily — A new study in Journal of Personality shows that selfless and social behavior is not purely a product of environment, specifically religious environment. After studying the behavior of adult twins, researchers found that, while altruistic behavior and religiousness tended to appear together, the correlation was due to both environmental and genetic factors. According to study author Laura Koenig, the popular idea that religious individuals are more social and giving because of the behavioral mandates set for them is incorrect. “This study shows that...
  • Poll: Character Trumps Policy for Voters

    03/11/2007 10:08:37 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 390+ views
    PhillyBurbs.com ^ | March 10, 2007 | RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
    For all the policy blueprints churned out by presidential campaigns, there is this indisputable fact: People care less about issues than they do about a candidate's character. A new Associated Press-Ipsos poll says 55 percent of those surveyed consider honesty, integrity and other values of character the most important qualities they look for in a presidential candidate. Just one-third look first to candidates' stances on issues; even fewer focus foremost on leadership traits, experience or intelligence. "Voters only look at policies as a lens into what type of person the candidate is," said Ken Mehlman, chairman of President Bush's 2004...
  • Where We Go

    11/28/2006 9:26:11 PM PST · by occu77 · 300+ views
    The Missal ^ | 11/28/06 | JWG
    I visit various blogs, message boards, and websites. I go to each one for different reasons. I have a lot of different interests. I go to Milblogs to get the war, defense, counterterrorism, and military scoop. I visit blogs run by former Intel officers (or they say they are, one never really knows with Spooks as people remind me all of the time, since some call me a Spook of sorts, and I guess I am sortta but I'm also not, so there you go, that's the way that kind of thing works doesn't it?) to catch a drift or...
  • Freeper Research Project: Freeper personality tests

    02/23/2006 9:20:32 AM PST · by Alamo-Girl · 1,020 replies · 11,468+ views
    Jung Personality Test ^ | February 23, 2006 | Alamo-Girl
    Would you like to learn a little more about yourself and your fellow posters on Free Republic? If so, you might enjoy this Freeper Research Project. It began on another thread where people were testing themselves for “nerdiness”. Great fun was had by all. Along the way, Freeper patton posted a link to the Jung personality test. What an adventure! I took the test for the first time and found out I am an INFJ (I=44, N=75, F=25, J=25). Because we were sharing the results of our tests on that thread, I was pleasantly surprised to discover three other...
  • Freeper Investigation Project: Freeper Personality Types Update

    03/01/2006 10:19:16 PM PST · by Alamo-Girl · 192 replies · 5,242+ views
    First Results ^ | March 2, 2006 | Alamo-Girl and Nita Nupress
    Below are the expanded results of the research project! Occupations have been listed in each code without reference to Freeper handles. Thank you all so very much for participating in this project! If you'd like to be listed in the next update, please take the test and let us know your code and scores: Jung Personality Test Type Codes Also, please note your occupation (along with your code) - and if you don't want others to know your occupation, please send either Nita Nupress or me a Freep mail with the information. Previous Threads: Orginal ThreadFirst Results Thread For...
  • Looking for Personality in Animals, of All People

    03/01/2005 6:01:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,142+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 1, 2005 | CARL ZIMMER
    Nature Stock Shots A team of Dutch scientists is trying to solve the mystery of personality. Why are some individuals shy while others are bold, for example? What roles do genes and environment play in shaping personalities? And most mysterious of all, how did they evolve? The scientists are carrying out an ambitious series of experiments to answer these questions. They are studying thousands of individuals, observing how they interact with others, comparing their personalities to their descendants' and analyzing their DNA. It may come as a surprise that their subjects have feathers. The scientists, based at the Netherlands...
  • Inside the Head of an Applicant (1984 A Little Late But Here Now)

    02/19/2005 10:11:37 PM PST · by drt1 · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | 02/19/2005 | Tara Pepper
    Feb. 21 issue - Turhan Canli has an odd photo collection. It includes several shots of people's faces. He flashes photos of the words "death," "happiness" and others printed in various colors. He also has images of fanged snakes and snarling dogs, babies and white supremacists. Canli, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, recently showed several of the pictures to Robert Sheiman, 22, a theater manager from New Haven, Conn. Before viewing them, Sheiman was put in an fMRI scanner, and as each photo flashed up, he indicated his reaction—positive, negative or neutral—by pressing...
  • U.S. election--it's the beer, stupid!

    11/09/2004 8:21:05 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 20 replies · 987+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 9, 2004 | Arthur Weinreb
    In the weeks, months and probably years to come, pundits and academics will be discussing how the greatest war hero that ever lived got 3.5 million less votes than the most despised man that ever lived. Despite all of the talk about moral values, Iraq, terrorism and the economy, the recent presidential election came down to just one thing--beer. Allan Gotlieb, who served as Canada’s ambassador to the United States during the 1980s opined that the Democrats have to stop selecting privileged Massachusetts intellectuals as presidential candidates. Said Gotlieb: “I’ve always said that the very important quality in U.S. politicians...
  • John Kerry Fails Personality Tests

    09/16/2004 12:29:47 PM PDT · by RealStupid · 5 replies · 595+ views
    RealStupidNews ^ | 09/16/04 | Preston Coleman
    Kerry Fails Personality Tests 09/16/04 BOSTON, Massachusetts In a desperate attempt to connect to the American electorate, presidential candidate John Kerry recently underwent a battery of personality tests. The results of Senator Kerry's tests were startling: he is the first subject ever found to have absolutely no personality. In short, he failed. "We can't explain it," sighed Dr. Siegfried Royd of the Rhienhold Institute of Psychometric Testing (RIPT). "These tests were designed to place people into categories based on basic psychological and behavioral criteria, not to pass or fail them. "Take the well known inkblot test, for example. How the...
  • Kerry's personality may be his biggest obstacle

    09/03/2004 4:34:06 PM PDT · by plushaye · 62 replies · 1,932+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers/SC The State Newspaper ^ | September 3 2004 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    NANTUCKET, Mass. - (KRT) - Forget the economy, it may just be the personality, stupid. Swing voters don't like Sen. John Kerry much, one recent poll suggests, and that's just the latest survey pointing to a stubborn "personality gap" he suffers versus President Bush. Some political analysts think simple likability is the Democratic nominee's greatest challenge as the presidential campaign enters its two-month stretch run. This phenomenon persists even though virtually every poll shows that a solid majority disapproves of Bush's handling of the Iraq war and the economy. Most voters also think the country is headed in the wrong...
  • Poll: Kerry loses ground with voters (Includes new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll)

    08/26/2004 12:42:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 72 replies · 2,861+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 26 August 2004 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Poll: Kerry loses ground with voters By WILL LESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER WASHINGTON -- Democrat John Kerry has lost ground with voters in their perceptions of his honesty, leadership skills and Vietnam experience during the heated debate over his war record as a swiftboat commander, a poll found. Ads paid for by a group called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth have questioned Kerry's Vietnam service and claim he lied about his actions while piloting a swiftboat on a Vietnam river in the late 1960s. The Kerry campaign has rebutted the claims with Navy documents and other veteran accounts, and...
  • "No Personality, 2" CARTOON featuring John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry

    07/02/2004 6:38:53 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 84 replies · 642+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 7/2/2004 | IPWGOP
    So, just how boring is John Kerry? According to Wall Street Journal's Wesley Pruden, Kerry is best forgotten if he wants to win in November:“This week Monsieur Kerry is expected to choose his running mate, and the town is buzzing that it might be Hillary. This would fit perfectly into the affirmative amnesia strategy. Monsieur Kerry could stretch his usual summer idyll in France well into the autumn, and if he is elected president he won't have to come back at all. The Clintons will be happy to see to that.” – writes Wesley Pruden, Wall Street Journal.
  • "Senator No Personality" CARTOON featuring John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry

    07/01/2004 12:56:18 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 25 replies · 1,444+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 7/1/2004 | IPWGOP
  • Personality and Character (Bush vs the morally vacuous Clintoon)

    12/05/2003 11:07:31 PM PST · by bdeaner · 12 replies · 178+ views
    Ashbrook Center ^ | 12/03 | Peter W. Schramm
    I saw former president Bill Clinton on C-SPAN the other day. He was at the Kennedy Center talking about something; he was performing. I could watch only about fifteen minutes, but it was enough to remind me of something that is important and will likely become ever more important going into the 2004 elections. Now that the Democrats are no longer able to use the probability of a listless economy in an election year as a campaign issue, they have readily moved to the situation in Iraq as a tool with which to beat the President. The recent flow of...
  • Personality Test (What are you?)

    03/16/2003 10:11:17 PM PST · by FF578 · 85 replies · 630+ views
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  • Saddam ready to go out with a bang

    01/28/2003 6:05:26 PM PST · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 230+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 29, 2003 | Patrick Bishop
    In the run-up to what looks likely to become known as the First Gulf War, American planners were haunted by a "nightmare scenario". That was, that Saddam Hussein would suddenly see sense and start acting in his own best interests. By simply withdrawing from Kuwait he could preserve his military strength, claim a moral victory and establish himself as the new Nasser, the champion of the Arab world. Similar concerns must now be troubling hawks in the Bush administration. Saddam has everything to gain, including life itself, from moving to pro-active co-operation with the weapons inspectors. But now, as 12...
  • Nature finally gets even with nurture (Are We Blank Slates?)

    10/07/2002 7:53:51 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 25 replies · 381+ views
    Financial Times (Book Review) ^ | 4 October 2002 | By Galen Strawson
    I was standing by a swimming pool in Australia in 1993, entangled in a rapidly degenerating politico-philosophical argument, when my interlocutor saw the light. I was, she said, a humanist. I thought this was a nice thing to be (still do), but she emitted the word with anger and derision and took it to end the argument in her favour. I discovered that humanism is a term of heavy moral opprobrium in fashionable, post-modern, politically correct areas of the academy; a term of abuse that denotes someone like Winston in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four - someone who believes in a...