Brian Little:
Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

TED2016 · 15:15 · Filmed Feb 2016
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What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.

Personality researcher
Cambridge research professor Brian Little analyzes and redefines the threads of our personalities — and suggests ways we can transform ourselves. Full bio
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