In the spirit of Susan Cain's New York Times bestselling Quiet and other insightful books, Brian Little, one of the psychologists who helped shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings. In Me, Myself and Us, Little explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation: Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually accurate? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it, "set like plaster" by the age of thirty? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? And which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit?
Me, Myself and Us provides a resource for answering such questions and a framework through which readers can explore the personal implications of the new science of personality. Little helps us see ourselves, and other selves, as somewhat less perplexing and definitely more intriguing.
About the Author:
Dr. Brian Little is an internationally acclaimed scholar and speaker in the field of personality and motivational psychology. His pioneering research on how everyday personal projects and free traits influence the course of our lives has become an important way of explaining and enhancing human flourishing. Currently at Cambridge University, where he is a distinguished scholar and director of the Social Ecology Research Group in the department of psychology, he is also affiliated with the Well-Being Institute and The Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge. Previously, he taught at McGill, Oxford and Harvard Universities. Dividing his time between Canada and the U.K., Little is also a distinguished research professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa and lectures worldwide on personality, motivation and well-being.