What Your Stuff Says About You

Book - 2008
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A provocative look at how our private spaces--from boardroom to bedroom--reveal our personalities. For ten years psychologist Sam Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and our cars), he shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected--and unplanned--ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it others, and interpret the world around us. When it comes to the most essential components of our personalities--from friendliness to flexibility--the things we own and the way we arrange them often say more about us than even our most intimate conversations. If you know what to look for, you can figure out how reliable a new boyfriend is by peeking into his medicine cabinet, or whether an employee is committed to her job by analyzing her cubicle.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780465027811
Characteristics: 263 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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Nov 09, 2012

This book has a U.T. connection and it's a fun read as well. Perhaps I shouldn't post a booklist in the public domain!

smokeyd9 Jan 28, 2011

Could have gone into more depth as far as what the actual research showed in determining the personality of the person. When he spoke, in his interview, of what the research showed I was very excited to read the book, but I found the actual book to be quite "dry" reading.

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