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Quirk - Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality

Hannah Holmes

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Who are you? It's the most fundamental of human questions. Are you the type of person who tilts at windmills, or the one who prefers to view them from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach? Our personalities are endlessly fascinating-not just to ourselves but also to our spouses, our parents, our children, our co-workers, our neighbors. As a highly social species, humans have to navigate among an astonishing variety of personalities. But how did all these different permutations come about? And what purpose do they serve? With her trademark wit and sly humor, Hannah Holmes takes readers into the amazing world of personality and modern brain science. Using the Five Factor Model, which slices temperaments into the major factors (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness) and minor facets (such as impulsive, artistic, or cautious), Holmes demonstrates how our genes and brains dictate which factors and facets each of us displays. Are you a Nervous Nelly? Your amygdala is probably calling the shots. Hyperactive Hal? It's all about the dopamine. Each facet took root deep in the evolution of life on Earth, with Nature allowing enough personal variation to see a species through good times and bad. Just as there are introverted and extroverted people, there are introverted and extroverted mice, and even starfish. In fact, the personality genes we share with mice make them invaluable models for the study of disorders like depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety. Thus it is deep and ancient biases that guide your dealings with a very modern world. Your personality helps to determine the political party you support, the car you drive, the way you eat M&Ms, and the likelihood that you'll cheat on your spouse. Drawing on data from top research laboratories, the lives of her eccentric friends, the conflicts that plague her own household, and even the habits of her two pet mice, Hannah Holmes summarizes the factors that shape you. And what she proves is that it does take all kinds. E

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

10h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:27


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:27


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:10


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:32