Soulless to soulfull -- how to describe the full range of human personality?
January 31, 2011 3:08 AM Subscribe
Everything from awkward to convival, from fastidious to capricious. I am looking for a book (or a website, if it exists) about the complete range of human personality.
posted by malapropist to Human Relations (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Surely someone has written a book outlining the sphere of human conduct by this point? I'm looking for a book that can give me the broad outlines of the entire sphere of human personality. Everyone, from the type-A personality who has become a celebrity all the way down to the invisible awkward person who is invisible to society.
Is there a book that at least gives the outlines from one side to the other of what people see as different personalities? I find in asking this question that I don't care so much about what is 100% accurate but rather what is seen by society as commonplace. Has anyone written about how people filter down into various adjectives? I'm imagining someone in a hotel room in the late 30's disseminating this body of work through their knowledge of phrenology or something. Despite that, for this exercise I would still value an account of the various ways human personality manifests itself.
Again, I'm not looking for a completely accurate and life-changing account of the range of human personality, what I'm looking for is more in terms of what the societal range of human experience filters down into when it comes to personality. Think of it as a list of adjectives.