Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,722
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 55%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: personality

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Jordan Peterson- "Personal political beliefs are largely determined by temperament & personality"

    04/16/2018 2:51:17 PM PDT · by Voption · 36 replies
    Youtube/Peterson/Carelton Place Arena ^ | June 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of "thou shalt not" statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility. I am not...
  • The case against Hillary Clinton

    11/04/2016 6:04:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 11-4-16 | Lisa Schiffren
    By now, Hillary Clinton is as polished as politicians come. At 69, her hair is perfectly coiffed and colored, her makeup is subtle and her clothes are expensive. A trained debater, educated at Wellesley and Yale Law School, with decades of public life, she speaks well. In an election that she has framed around temperamental fitness for the presidency, her deliberate comments and careful parsing of words suggest that she possesses the steadiness and judgment required. That is the image we saw when she stood on a debate stage with the far less controlled, more hot-tempered Donald Trump. Clinton’s public...
  • Anxious Dems urge Clinton to open up

    09/09/2016 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9,2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic senators, anxious over Hillary Clinton’s inability to pull away from Donald Trump, have some advice for their nominee: Be more open, show your soul, focus on the economy and talk about blue-collar jobs. Recent polls show Trump within striking distance of Clinton, defying predictions in Washington that he is doomed in November. Trump’s ability to stay competitive while running an unconventional campaign has underscored what Democratic lawmakers see as the need for Clinton to improve in certain areas. These lawmakers, who served with Clinton in Congress and have known her for years, say her public persona is too guarded....
  • The Real Reason G.W. Bush Hates Ted Cruz

    11/10/2015 7:49:24 AM PST · by Shery · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    "I just don't like the guy", said former President George W. Bush of Senator Ted Cruz, according to reports of a meeting Bush had with donors not too long ago. The 43rd president went on to add that he believed Cruz was an opportunist running for president for personal gain, unlike his sainted brother, who is a true public servant. Shortly after the report came out, "Bush's brain" Karl Rove continued the attack on Cruz, saying "I do know that President Bush has expressed some--on a number of occasions--a little bit of astonishment...
  • Chelsea’s difficult personality chasing out Clinton Foundation staffers, sources reveal

    05/19/2015 12:34:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 05/19/2015 | Nicole Haas
    Chelsea’s chasing them out!Sources near the Clinton Foundation are divulging inside secrets and attributing the organization’s high turnover rate to Chelsea Clinton’s difficult personality.“A lot of people left because she was there. A lot of people left because she didn’t want them there,” a source told The New York Post’s Page Six.“She is very difficult.”Chelsea reportedly manipulates top staffers like pieces on a checker board, prompting many to quit in disgust.Previous CEO Bruce Lindsey was pushed to the position of chairman of the board two years ago so Chelsea could bring in an old colleague, Eric Braverman, according to the...
  • What We Are Looking For in a Candidate for 2016

    01/22/2015 7:55:22 AM PST · by Shery · 19 replies
    22 January, 2015 | vanity
    Seeing that the first debates have been scheduled for August of this year, I thought it was not too early to start elaborating the character traits we are looking for in a candidate for president, as well as any other political offices we'll be voting for this cycle. It is just as important to remember that taking more seats in each state's legislature helps conservatism to grow. I will start the list with a few ideals and you can add. Maybe I can rewrite the list in a couple weeks or so and we can examine the comments others have...
  • 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 ^ | 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 · 69 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.