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Snoop

What your Stuff Says About You

Gosling, Sam

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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: 0465027814
9780465027811
Branch Call Number: 155.91 G676s 2008
Characteristics: 263 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm

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A provocative look at how our private spaces reveal our personalities. 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.


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Nov 09, 2012
  • sess430 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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!

Jan 28, 2011
  • smokeyd9 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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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Jan 28, 2011
  • smokeyd9 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

smokeyd9 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Apr 19, 2011
  • smokeyd9 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Disappointed.

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