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  1. self
    What Is Your Life-Path Number?The digits that make up your date of birth might say something about who you are now and who you’re destined to become. We’ll explain.
  2. science of us
    Are You Good at Recognizing Faces?Also: What it means to be uncommonly skilled at face perception.
  3. science of us
    Apparently There Are 4 Kinds of IntroversionThere’s more than one way to be quiet.
  4. science of us
    What Does It Mean If You’re Easily Bored?What being highly boredom-prone suggests about your personality.
  5. science of us
    How to Be SociableIt’s harder than it sounds.
  6. science of us
    Am I Objectively Annoying?It’s part of my emotional signature.
  7. science of us
    The Best Personality Type Sounds a Lot Like MeDo you, too, have what a group of psychologists have determined to be the healthiest personality?
  8. science of us
    You Can’t Change Your Personality Just by Wanting ToYou have to work at it.
  9. science of us
    A Stubborn Person’s Guide to Improving Your MoodI will be cheered up over my dead body.
  10. science of us
    People With Psychopathic Personalities Have Pretty Psychopathic DreamsIf dreams are “rehearsal,” what might it mean to frequently dream of violence?
  11. science of us
    Most Introverts Would Like to Be More ExtrovertedAnd almost everyone thinks extroverts are more valued.
  12. science of us
    How to Seem More Generous Than You Really AreHave your cake and eat it too.
  13. science of us
    If You Have One of These Dark Personality Traits, You Have Them AllIntroducing … the D-Factor.
  14. science of us
    5 Ways to Manage Your Type-A PersonalityLeaning in to the positive elements without letting your perfectionism get the best of you.
  15. your mileage may vary
    Try This Advice If You’re Terrible at Staying in the MomentThere are two types of “scheduling styles.”
  16. science of us
    Do You Freak Out When Your Friend Picks Up the Check?You’re in good company.
  17. science of us
    The Unsexy Personality Trait That Makes for Better SexA reminder that trying hard can be hot.
  18. science of us
    When Does Your Adult Personality Kick In?The science of those “on-brand” childhood stories taking over Twitter.
  19. it’s complicated
    Mastering the Art of Caring Less Made Me Better at MarriageHow an ancient philosophical concept taught me to embrace spontaneity.
  20. science of us
    What Your Ability to Handle Horror Movies Says About YouFor everyone too easily spooked to go see Hereditary.
  21. science of us
    5 Ways Personality Changes in the First Year of MarriageIt’s kind of a mixed bag.
  22. science of us
    Everything to Know About the Highly Sensitive PersonThey get overwhelmed easily.
  23. it’s complicated
    I Tried Using Personality Tests to Save My RelationshipWhat happens when you attempt to research your way out of real-life conflict.
  24. science of us
    How to Be LazySome advice for anxious, perfectionist, type A types.
  25. good/better/best
    How to Brag Without Annoying All Your FriendsA guide to being excellent (or at least pretty good) at non-terrible online self-promotion.
  26. science of us
    A Psychological Explanation for Why Getting Compliments Is So EmbarrassingWhen praise makes you feel all squirmy.
  27. science of us
    Should I Forking Force Myself to Swear More?The psychological case for cursing.
  28. science of us
    How to Override Your Own PersonalityBe yourself. But, you know, better.
  29. science of us
    A Beginner’s Guide to Self-AwarenessMost of us think we have a pretty good idea of how others see us. Most of us are also wrong.
  30. A New Study Says Loneliness Turns People SelfishAnd vice versa.
  31. science of us
    Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some PeopleCertain personality traits can turn one person’s friendly gaze into another’s excruciating stare.
  32. The Psychological Trait That Will Help You Brush Off CriticismThat’s not necessarily a good thing.
  33. Pandas Have a Romantic Type, TooMaybe they wouldn’t be so bad at sex in captivity if we were better matchmakers.
  34. People With Multiple Personalities Are Changing Psychologists’ Idea of the SelfDissociative identity disorder, in which people can have multiple personalities, raises the question: What makes a person who they are?
  35. Your Drunk Personality Really Isn’t That Different From Your Sober SelfNew research shows that most people think they change dramatically when they drink — and that most people are also wrong.
  36. When It Comes to Negotiating, Two Jerks Are Better Than OneA new study found that when you pair two disagreeable people together, they both get what they want — and have more fun in the process.
  37. People With This Trait Literally See the World DifferentlyA cool new study on vision and personality.
  38. Test Yourself: Psychologists Created a Quiz to Define Your Sense of HumorThere are four options.
  39. Seeking Emotional Moderation in an Age of ExtremesIn praise of temperance, an old-timey trait with modern-day applications.
  40. quiz
    Can You Blend in Anywhere? Or Are You Always the Same You?A personality quiz to determine if you are a high or a low self-monitor.
  41. How to Take Control of Your Inner Control FreakWhen you can’t bend the world to your will, will yourself to accept the state of the world.
  42. If You’re Shy, You’ll Be Better Off Accepting Yourself That WayA new book argues that fighting shyness is ultimately futile.
  43. Yes, You Really Do Look Like Your Name“Our given name is our very first social tagging.”
  44. The Personality Trait Most Shared by Morning PeopleAnd why “evening-oriented individuals are at a great disadvantage.”
  45. Why Your Dog’s Personality Is a Lot Like YoursNew research shows how pets adopt the traits of their owners.
  46. Needy Narcissists May Just Be Extreme NeuroticsWhat happens when your distress keeps you from caring about anyone else.
  47. Your Personality Changes When You Move to a New PlaceDifferent address, different you.
  48. Little Kids Absorb the Personalities of Their FriendsSome traits are contagious.
  49. unsolicited advice
    Making a Vague Monthly To-do List Is a Lazy Way to Stay OrganizedAn overly structured daily list can undermine motivation.
  50. personality
    The 5 Personality Traits That Make for a Better LifeThere are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.
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