personality

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, molecular ecology, personality, novelty seeking, exploratory behavior, dopamine receptor, dopamine receptor D4 gene, DRD4 gene polymorphism, ornithology, birds, Great Tit, Parus major, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper Bold or cautious? Individuals with a particular gene variant are very curious — but only in some populations. Image: Henk Dikkers. Research suggests that…

I’ve struggled with being introverted all of my life. I am not exactly shy (although I tend to be in many circumstances), but I am reserved. Many people find this intimidating, and I have been told many many times that I need to change my personality so other people will like me. Of course, this…

The Blogging Personality

tags: Who Blogs, blog writing and personality, Big Five personality inventory, social psychology, technology, computers, internet, researchblogging.org You all read blogs, and many of you write them, too. But what sort of person writes a blog? Are there particular personality traits that make certain people more likely to write a blog? If so, what are…

tags: researchblogging.org, birdsong, personality traits, mate choice, sexual selection, risk taking, European collared flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis, László Zsolt Garamszegi Male European collared flycatcher, Ficedula albicollis, singing. Image: Beijershamn Öland, 23 May 2004 [link]. Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel 1/1000s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso400. Most people don’t believe that animals possess distinct personalities, although they readily…

What Your Hands Say About You

tags: hands, online quiz What Your Hands Say About You You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills. Idealistic and dreamy, you tend toward the impractical. You have a knack for getting yourself in sticky situations. Brainy and intelligent, you are intellectual to the point of being incomprehensible. Your emotions tend to…