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Human Sexuality and Gender Differences - Human Sexuality and Gender Differences The following research is a study of gender differences in selecting romantic partners. The goal of the study was to determine if males and females place different values on characteristics of the opposite sex, while selecting a romantic partner. To research this situation, surveys were distributed at random to both males and females. The survey asked these people to rank features they felt influenced their decision in selecting romantic partners. Through analysis of the surveys, it has discovered that men and women are more similar then expected....   [tags: Papers] 1071 words
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The Oregon Trails - Race, gender, sex, death; these are some topics that are frequent occurrences in literature, history, and present day life. Regardless of the frequency of these subjects instructors are often hesitant to embark upon discussing them during instruction. Despite apprehensions to discuss these controversial topics they shape events and society, and should be incorporated in a student’s education. In fact by not examining these topics students are being done a grave disservice. Exploring these troublesome topics and even questioning why they may not be spoken about or how they influence society cause students to gain vital knowledge and become less ignorant....   [tags: Education, Culture] 955 words
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Personality and the Beast Within in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Personality and the Beast Within in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Everyone has a dual personality, two sides, good and evil. Robert Louis Stephenson uses the book to explain this, he wanted people to realise that not only Dr Jekyll carries a double personality, but the other characters in the book too. Also the people reading it must see that they too, are a part of this frightening uncontrollable fact, that there is “the beast within” us all. Stephenson suggests that all gentlemen keep secrets, suppress emotions, desires, and hide their true inner self....   [tags: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde R.L. Stevenson Essays] 978 words
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Walking a Difficult Line: Taking a Look at Borderline Personality Disorder - Walking a Difficult Line: Taking a Look at Borderline Personality Disorder Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) live a difficult existence. These are people for whom maintaining normal interpersonal relationships, controlling anger, suffer from extreme self-doubt and drastic mood swings, among other symptoms. They comprise only 2% of the population, but have a disorder which the psychiatric and scientific communities have trouble acknowledging, and great difficulty treating. (4) Individuals suffering from BPD suffer a range of symptoms which include the following: dramatic mood changes, depression, irritability, uncontrollable anger, negative impulsiveness (which includes reckless sex, substance abuse, binging), suicidal feelings, self-mutilation, extreme self-doubt about one’s capabilities....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Discuss Stevenson’s portrayal of the dual nature of man’s personality - Discuss Stevenson’s portrayal of the dual nature of man’s personality in the novel: Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was deeply influenced by a number of diverse factors. Stevenson came from a family with a history of lawyers, doctors and other similar professions. His nanny was a very devoted Christian and from a young age used to teach him wrong from right. The novel was based on a nightmare he had and he constructed it from there....   [tags: English Literature:] 999 words
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The Rise of Fascism Due More to the Personality of Mussolini than the Failures of Liberal Italy - The Rise of Fascism Due More to the Personality of Mussolini than the Failures of Liberal Italy In 1922, Mussolini became the prime minister of Italy. This meant the end of Liberal Italy, and the rise of Fascism. Mussolini managed to do this because of his incredible personality, one which helped him be an excellent politician. On the other hand, Liberal Italy failed to fulfill national expectancy, also helping in the rise of Mussolini. The question here is which of the two was more important to the rise of Fascism....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Comparing the Personality of Matt Dillon throughout Three Episodes of Gun Smoke - In this essay I am going to compare the personality of Matt Dillon throughout three episodes of Gun Smoke. Matt Dillon is the sheriff of Dodge City and throughout these three episodes, with the help of this trustee companion Chester (The Deputy), he is able maintain the law and keep peace in the turbulent town of Dodge City. Matt Dillon right from the start of "Loch invar" demonstrates that he has a rough hard personality. With his harsh quick responses to whomever he meets, to some extent makes him seem unfriendly and unsociable to whomever he is talking to....   [tags: Gun Smoke]
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The Divided Nature of Human Personality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - How does Stevenson explore the Divided Nature of Human personality abd Victorian Society in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic Horror story written by Robert Louis Stevenson in the 19th Victorian Century. The story is told from the point of view of John Utterson, a lawyer and friend to the brilliant scientist, Dr. Henry Jekyll. After relating a disturbing tale of an angry fiend assaulting a small girl, Utterson begins to question the odd behaviour of his friend....   [tags: English Literature] 1123 words
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The Change in Juliet’s Personality in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Change in Juliet’s Personality in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet At the age of fourteen Juliet was a young and naïve innocent girl. However, during the play she matures emotionally and broadens her ideas and her way of thinking. This vast and rapid change was a consequence of her relationship with Romeo and there are many ideas in the play which illustrate these points but it is through her language that we can see these changes. The prologue gives an outline of what is yet to come and explores these ideas using metaphors and many linguistic devices....   [tags: Papers] 1273 words
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Carl Jung's Exploration of the Unconscious Mind - Carl Jung's Exploration of the Unconscious Mind Carl Jung is best known for his exploration of the unconscious mind, developed through his education in Freudian theory, mythology, religion, and philosophy. Jung was born July 26, 1875 to a well-educated family in Kesswil, Switzerland. He was raised with a love for language and literature, beginning Latin lessons at the age of 6. As a teenager, Jung led a solitary life. He did not care for school, and shied away from competition. When he went to boarding school in Basel, Switzerland, he was the victim of jealous harassment, and learned to use sickness as an excuse....   [tags: Carl Jung Personality Theories Essays]
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is defined as: “The result of a marvelously creative defense mechanism that a young child uses to cope with extremely overwhelming trauma” (Hawkins, 2003, p. 3). Ross describes DID in this way: “In its childhood onset forms, the disorder is an effective strategy for coping with a traumatic environment: It becomes dysfunctional because environmental circumstances have changed by adulthood” (1997, p, 62). What types of traumatic environments are we talking about here....   [tags: Psychology Multiple Personality Disorder Essays]
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My Individual Development Plan - My Individual Development Plan Each individual is just that: individual. We all have our strengths and weakness. Life is about exploring and improving on those. Growth never ends. It is expanding our minds and attitudes to make life happy and peaceful. My development depends what I do to accomplish my life goals. My carrier path will depend on how I can grow and develop in my field and management capabilities. I like to think I have many strengths. After review of my character/ personality test, I can see what they are....   [tags: Character Personality Myers Briggs Essays]
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Treatment and Management of Shyness in Children - Treatment and Management of Shyness in Children Research and studies have found that shyness in children could be due to genetic, temperamental, and environmental influences (Jaffe, 1991, p. 270, & Zimbardo 1995, p. 56). This paper aims to discuss the types of shyness, the influences on shyness, the difference between normal and problematic shyness. Lastly, strategies will be presented to help the shy child. The basic feeling of shyness is a common problem not only among children but also among adults....   [tags: Papers Personality Children Social Essays]
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Iagos Personality - Ideas about Othello In what way is this play about race. Considering that the protagonist is black, it brings in the idea of isolation. It is an important part of the play as he is isolated, placed on a pedestal so his fall is even more dramatic. In effect Shakespeare isolates the issue that racial prejudice is a timeless issue that will continue through time. Insecurity and vulnerability, allows Iago to attack him, makes relationship between Desdemona and Othello foundations shaky. Confirms Elizabethan stereotypes about race it was written for an audience that could accept racist stereotypes as truisms without acknowledging their own racism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare, Classics] 325 words
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First Impressions: How Do First Impressions Strike Us? - First Impressions How do first impressions strike us. Growing up one usually learns that first impressions are lasting impressions. This old cliché certainly makes sense when you think about it. People often make assumptions about their personal interactions with others based on these often fleeting encounters. In general, people can make the mistake of sizing someone up based on their own personal values and beliefs. Individuals tend to have preconceived notions about people that can be situational, often making snap judgments based solely on visual perceptions....   [tags: Psychology]
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The LBC Program - The LBC Program The LBC program uses the scores from the personality profiles to sort through the different positions and suggest the performance levels of employees. Of course the members you enter into the program must have the necessary qualifications to do the job but the program will show you in black and white which ones are the ones most likely to succeed and why. How it works The personality profile is entered into the program for each employee considered. A separate report will be produced for each employee entered....   [tags: Papers] 368 words
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The Effect one’s Gender and Personality has on their Ability to Identify the Emotion and Gender of a Face. - Introduction Facial expressions are one of the most recognizable things about a person's face, one can often tell whether another is happy or sad simply by observing, but do we notice better whether the face is male or female. Furthermore, do other factors such as one’s own gender or personality effect how they process another’s face. The human face consists of many interesting features, one of which is the emotion being expressed. For human beings, the importance of interpreting emotions is unchallenged....   [tags: Facial Expression] 1530 words
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Generation Y: Frugality with Personality - “Where did you get your shirt?” a classmate would inquire. “Oh, I have had this so long that I don't even remember where we bought it,” I would reply. Most children raised in single parent homes can remember buying their school clothes from a used clothing store, and most can remember lying when people asked them where they bought the item. Ashamed of the poverty of my family, I would lie when interrogated about the origin of my clothes. In recent times though, the mentality of buying clothes from thrift stores has changed and the connotation of thrift has been replaced with a sense of frugality....   [tags: American Society]
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If Only the Lion Had Courage: Aristotle on Courage - ... Courage is the mean between fear and confidence. Excessive fearlessness and exceeding confidence, nor exceeding fear and lack of confidence (deficiency), does not make a courageous man. Aristotle talks about the courageous person, and that person acts with the awareness of the concept of honor and expresses it in a manner that is proportionate, knowing exactly what to really fear. Many different things can be frightening; one must decipher these things the greater fear from the lesser for the sake of the beautiful....   [tags: Nicomachean Ethics, Traits]
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Music-genre Stereotypes - ... You may distinguish pop music from classical music, and you can tell the differences between teens and gentlemen. Commonly, pop music is popular among the teens and gentlemen has a preference on classical music. Why can we classify these groups at our first glance. As Rentfrow and Gosling's research shows, "some of the music stereotypes would be accurate"; that is, we may agree on some relationship between prototypical fans and the types of music(319). Assuming that you heard a song when a car passed by....   [tags: Validity, Differing Traits]
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The Effect of Enviroment on Intelligence - In the ongoing debate about which factor has more of an influence on human behavior and intelligence, certain methodologies have been used to determine this in several different studies. The genetic component is made up of additive and non-additive components. The environmental component is separated into the effects of a shared environment where both subjects used experience the same environment and a non-shared environment where the two subjects experience different environments. The studies that are used to determine the respective effects of genetics and environment are studies of how twins resemble each other, studies of adoption effects people compared to their relatives, and identification of genes....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Implicit Egotism - Implicit egotism is a tendency for people to be attracted to places, things, and other people that are like them. This tendency is caused by unconscious associations between the self and an object, person, or place (Pelham, Carvallo, & Jones, 2005). Previous studies done by Kocan et.al (2009) and Pelham et.al (2003) validate the concept of implicit egotism and rule out any alternate explanation for its effects. A study done by Jones et al. (2002) distinguishes implicit egotism from other similar concepts such as the mere exposure effect....   [tags: Business Management ] 3254 words
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Nature vs. Nurture: Leaning Towards the Nurture Theory - Is nature responsible for the way children think and behave, or is it due to the way a child is nurtured. Scientists and psychologists have been debating the subject of nature versus nurture for decades. The term “nature” refers to heredity, or the genetic traits passed down from parent to child (Powell, 2010). Researchers all over the world attempt to prove that genetics is the sole explanation of a child’s intelligence and personality. Human DNA determines traits such as eye color, nose shape, and hair color....   [tags: Genetics vs Environment]
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The Different Forms of Psychometric Tests - The Different Forms of Psychometric Tests Describe the different forms of Psychometric tests commonly used by employers to assist in employee selection and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Since the beginning of civilization, employers have testing prospective workers in order to select suitable candidates. Original tests would have been a rigidly controlled standardized system of examinations. However in 1883 Galton produced the first psychometric tests to measure intellect, and his developed form of analysis still form the basis of present day psychometrics....   [tags: Papers] 1371 words
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Recreating the Brain - 2001: Recreating the Brain Perhaps one of the most interesting and least understood aspects of neurobiology is human consciousness. For many, this "experience of self" (an aspect of consciousness which will be used interchangeably with consciousness in this particular paper) defines what it means to be human. Personality and emotion, and their connection to the experience of self, can yield insight into creating artificial intelligence that can mimic conscious human brain function. By discussing the implications of consciousness in computers with artificial intelligence, the significance of the experience of self within humans becomes clearer....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Examining Four Types of Diversity - While diversity is often a term used to refer specifically to cultural differences, diversity applies to all the qualities that make people different. From a management perspective, the key to diversity is to understand how different types of diversity and different demographic characteristics can impact human behavior. The four types of diversity that will be examined are: occupation, differences in skills and abilities, personality traits, and value and attitudes....   [tags: demographics, culture, professional, workplace]
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The Art of Leadership - The Art of Leadership What is leadership. Leadership is having the ability to give guidance to those that will follow. Those that follow will help to complete the mission. Leadership is an immature science and the body of knowledge in the field has developed through a series of fits and starts. Leadership is a soft science, just as anthropology, sociology and psychology. It cannot be proven exactly what it is. Leadership is an art; the skillful application of leadership behaviors beyond techniques is much the same as the skillful application of brushstrokes by a master painter....   [tags: Papers Leading Personality Essays Papers Leader]
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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Think how boring life would be if all humans only demonstrated one personality trait. In literature, characters are made more interesting by being developed as round characters, people with more that one personality trait. In Shakespeare&#8217;s play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo demonstrates being lovesick, impulsive, and sneaky. One of the personality traits that Romeo demonstrates in the play is being lovesick. First, when Romeo falls in love with Rosaline, she does not respond. As a result he forces himself to live in an artificial night....   [tags: essays research papers] 484 words
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How Willy Russell Uses Dramatic Devices to Allow the Audience to See Many Different Sides of Shirley Valentine's Personality - How Willy Russell Uses Dramatic Devices to Allow the Audience to See Many Different Sides of Shirley Valentine's Personality Willy Russell is the playwright of Shirley Valentine. The play develops around one central character, Shirley, a housewife from Liverpool. The audience first meet Shirley sadly reflecting on her life. The play shows how the leading character changes dramatically throughout the course of the play. The first half of the play sees Shirley as a lonely but cynical, dependent human being....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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Mischief, Mayhem, In Tyler We Trust: A Textual Analysis of Personality Disorders as Depicted in the Film Fight Club - Psychological disorders are widely represented in films, as well as in other media texts such as novels, television shows, etc. One film that portrays more than one example of a psychological disorder is Fight Club, a Twentieth Century Fox movie released with an R rating in 1999. Directed by David Fincher; and produced by Art Linson, Cean Chaffin, and Ross Grayson Bell, the movie mainly introduces Dissociative Identity Disorders (also known as Multiple Personality Disorders), but also hints at insomnia and depression....   [tags: essays research papers] 2608 words
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Stress Affects Everybody Differently - Why Stress Affects Everybody Differently The word "stress" technically refers only to how our body reacts to stressors, different external inputs. Many stressors are not inherently stressful. There are conscious and unconscious things that occur in our inner world that determine whether a stressor in the external world will trigger our stress response, called mediating responses and moderating factors. (1) Some stress is good for us and motivates us. But signs that stress has gone too far include emotional distress, sleep disturbances and difficulty concentrating....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Standardized Testing and Personality Assessments - Chapter 12 introduces the reader to the true definition of statistics, without scaring them half to death. The book breaks statistics down in two parts: descriptive and inferential. The type that is dealt with in this chapter is descriptive statistics. The simple definition of descriptive statistics are that they are just numbers in different forms, for example, percentages, numerals, fractions, and decimals. The book gives an example of a grade point average being a descriptive statistic. It is becoming increasingly important for classroom teachers to be able to understand and interpret statistics because of increasing calls for acountablity....   [tags: Education Testing Tests] 1699 words
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Neuroticism and The Five Factor Model - Neuroticism boldly contrasts with the other personality traits in the Five Factor Model for personality (Openness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, Contentiousness, and Neuroticism). An individual being high in any of the other four traits could hardly be considered pathological. For example, high levels of agreeableness, within reason, would probably be considered to be a positive and healthy characteristic. However, the discussion regarding neuroticism certainly takes a darker turn. Gunthert, Cohen, and Armeli (1999) in their study, operationally define neuroticism as a predisposition to experience negative affect (negative emotional systems)....   [tags: Psychology]
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The IQ Debate - Intelligence can be defined in many different ways. This concept has been the focus of numerous studies and investigations by psychologists and other scientific experts. Intelligence can be the mental ability to reason, plan ahead, understand a wide range of complex issues and learn from past experiences (Gottfredson, 1997). Intelligence is the “resultant of the process of acquiring, storing in memory, retrieving, combining, comparing, and using in new contexts information and conceptual skills” (Humphreys, 1979) Intelligence is commonly measured through the use of a number of scales and quantitative measures, like the Intelligence Quotient (IQ), developed by Alfred Binet in early 20th century to identify which French children needed more attention from their educators....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Diversity And Demographic Characteristics - Diversity and Demographic Characteristics Introduction Diversity relates to gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief, including that people are different in other respects such as educational level, job function, socio-economic background, personality profile, marital status and whether or not one has family. Diversity and demographic differences can impact individual behavior by creating conflict in the workplace. The success of an organization depends on the workforce of the organization....   [tags: Diversity Demographics Profiling] 1188 words
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Criminal Behavior - Many scholars have attempted to explain criminal behaviour by identifying a genetic trait or other biological causes or indicator for criminality (Cullen and Agnew, 2011). Ellis and Walsh (2011) argue that while there is not a single “criminal behaviour” genetic trait, there are genetic trait that are associated with crime. They further suggest that these traits might provide evolutionary advantages to their holders in some circumstances. For example, traits such as deception and cheating would likely be evolutionary advantageous to maximizing a male's reproductive capabilities....   [tags: Biology, Ellis and Walsh] 641 words
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Lyric Analysis: An Analysis of Okonma's Music - Art is often a guide to the unconscious mind. Even if a writer is focusing on a certain topic, the mind may find its way to talking about what it desires to. This is true in all creative expression and it is in this manner in which the mind forces us to spill out secrets. Writing may be the easiest form to read and understand, though it requires a skilled writer who allows him/her to put him/herself on the page. Enter, Tyler “The Creator” Okonma, an indie hip-hop rapper and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California....   [tags: Music Analysis ]
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The Reliability and Validity of Hans Eysenck's EPI Test - The Reliability and Validity of Hans Eysenck's EPI Test The aim of this investigation was to look at the reliability and validity of Hans Eysenck's EPI Test. The EPI questionnaire comprises of items of a 'yes/no' variety. They are essentially intended as research tools (as opposed to diagnostic tools for use in clinical settings) and, as such, 'they are regarded as acceptable, reliable and valid' (Kline 1981, Shackleton and Fletcher, 1984).The Alternative Hypothesis was that there would be a positive correlation between the E and N scores for forms A and B of the EPI....   [tags: Papers] 2573 words
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The Keys to Entrepreneurship - The Keys to Entrepreneurship What makes a successful entrepreneur. What can one do to put oneself in a position to succeed on their own. Jay Goltz, for example, is an extremely successful entrepreneur who started his business from the ground up. In the summer of 1978, Jay Goltz founded the Artist’s Frame Service. His business started by using his father’s basement as his office, but eventually moved to an old factory district in Chicago. Today, Goltz’s business in the largest retail, custom picture framing facility in the United States, with over 120 employees and more than $9 million in sales....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Psychological Androgyny - In many cultures, expectations are put upon men and women. From birth, boys are expected to be masculine and girls are expected to be feminine. These expectations follow us into adulthood. Although these expectations vary widely, in the United States, more masculine characteristics are valued (Michaelson & Aaland, 1976). Leadership and assertiveness, and other masculine characteristics are valued in work environments and other areas, while more feminine traits such as excessive expression of emotion can be less valuable....   [tags: Gender Roles, Expectations] 820 words
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Grandmother as Head of Household in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order - Grandmother as Head of Household in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order In her short story, "The Old Order", Katherine Anne Porter's creation of Miss Sophia Jane--The Grandmother-- illustrates the embodiment of patriarchal power within a matriarchal figure. What intrigues me is Porter's reversal of personality traits between the Grandmother and her husband. Porter's depiction of the Grandmother paints her as the undisputed head of house-- she "wears the pants" beneath the many layers of lacy petticoats and heavy skirts....   [tags: Free Essays] 391 words
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Prospero's Complex Personality Exhibited in Shakespeare's Play The Tempest - The play entitled “The Tempest” written in 1610 and later published in 1623 is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The themes illustrated in the play are freedom, friendship, repentance and forgiveness. Its protagonist is an enigmatic character named Prospero who wields the compelling power of the magic arts. Prospero, the former duke of Milan and his beloved daughter have been stranded on an island for twelve years. Disappointingly, his own brother Antonio exiled him and his daughter with the help of Alonso, the king of Naples then he unrightfully claimed his brother’s position as the Duke of Milan....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1115 words
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Criseyde's Personality in her Thought Life and Reality - The character of Criseyde in Troilus and Criseyde is intriguing not only because of the conflicts and tensions she is faced with, but also because of the occasional variations between the type of person she is in her thoughts and the type of person she is when she interacts with Pandarus or Troilus. In her thought she is more independent, self confident and her feelings for Troilus are made evident. Whereas her persona when she’s interacting with Pandarus or Troilus is more reserved and her actions depict her as weak and victim like....   [tags: Character Analysis, Troilus and Criseyde] 2545 words
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Overlooking Personality and Age Differences in Max Apple's “Roommates” - Max Apple's “Roommates” tells the story of two unnamed men, a grandfather and his grandson, and the unusual circumstances that lead them to share the same house for over 30 years. The grandfather is described as an irate man, a lover of strife, who dedicated his life to perpetual arguments and complaints. The grandson, the author of the piece, never explicitly describes himself, but one can infer from the text that he is an affable man who has a pleasant character, both considerate and introverted....   [tags: Roommates, personalities, characters,] 615 words
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Preparing and Facilitating A Successful Debate - Preparing and delivering a successful debate requires a group of people to work together effectively as a team. Team processes and preparation and public speaking skills are both equally important key factors for success in debating as team processes involved in preparation for debate, such as group personality composition that creates cohesion and synergy and group norms that enhance the group’s ability to work together, equip the team to work effectively therefore improving performance however if team members are unable to deliver an argument to an audience with confidence due to communication apprehension, the speaker’s credibility will be lessened therefore the message will be less persuasive and the intended communication goal may not be achieved....   [tags: Public Speaking]
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Women Conform More than Men - Women Conform More than Men Studies over the years have shown a higher rate of conformity among women than men. Psychologists have attributed this difference to many areas, such as personality traits, differing views of conformity, social status, and situational forces. The following research and studies illustrate the findings which confirm this hypothesis. Personality Traits of Men vs. Women According to Eagley, Wood, and Fishbaugh (1981), women are more concerned than men about the quality of interpersonal relationships....   [tags: Conformity Psychology Gender Roles Essays]
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PCL-R: The Test of Success - “People fake a lot of human interactions, but I feel like I fake them all, and I fake them very well,” admits Dexter, the infamous television serial killer. Thoughts and statements similar to this may be seen as morally reprehensible or repugnant, but gasps and frowns on those behaviors don’t rule out significantly plausible benefits. Psychopathy has long been labeled a personality disorder; a disorder believed to be serious enough of a threat to society to be treated using methods of sedation, incarceration, and climaxing at lobotomization....   [tags: Psychology] 894 words
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Diversity: Individual Behavior Impact - Diversity: Individual Behavior Impact      Individual behavior is the pattern of behavior, thought, and emotion, unique to an individual, and the ways he or she interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations (The Columbia Encyclopedia, 2001). Within organizations, diversity can positively or negatively impact the behavior of individuals. Organizations are responsible and held accountable for making the overall work environment conducive for all within the diversified setting....   [tags: Work Diverse Behavior Essays]
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Diversity Within Organizations - Diversity Diversity relates to gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. Diversity also refers to the myriad ways we are different in other respects such as educational level, job function, socio-economic background, personality profile, geographic location, marital status and whether or not one has family. I have taken the opportunity to explain my perception of age, gender, personality and ethnic types of diversity and demographic characteristics and differences....   [tags: Diversity Society Workforce Work Essays]
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Organizational Culture and Behavior in the Age of Globalization - In the age of globalization, an in-depth study and understanding of the organization’s culture and behaviour have become vital as its people comprise of different race, colour and culture. Organizational behaviour basically defines the interaction of human beings in a given organization and analysis of individuals and groups characteristics facilitates better understanding, prediction and improvisation in work place, leading to improved performance. Workers are the pillars of the organization and his responses to other people and circumstances differ widely as per the values and the principles that he follows in his life....   [tags: Globalization, Global Commerce]
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The Effect of Technological Innovation on Human Personality - The issue stated that humanity has made little progress in spite of technological innovations over the past centuries. It is true that technology have made many errors to threaten humanity. However I do not wholly agree that technological innovation has not contributed to improve humanity. The development of technology helps to enhance quality of life but also introduces more bright future, solving problems that we confront today. Admittedly, we cannot overlook the side effect of technological innovations....   [tags: Engineering] 450 words
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Style - Style I often wonder what style is, and how does a person know when they are in possession of it. Style is one of the many things that seem to change form day to day for me, and I'm never sure where it might lead me. I think we all have our own style, but how can we get away from having the same style that other people have. When I look through magazines, all I read is the same thing over and over, in a little different style, or voice. Then, when I look out the window, I see people dressed in about the same fashions....   [tags: Style Personality Individuality Papers] 1804 words
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