Language, Emotion, and Personality

February 25, 2008


I.The nature of personality


II.Explorations into function words

†††† Pronouns, self-focus, and emotions

††††††††††††† I-words††††† Poetry

††††††††††††††††††††††† Depression-proneness

††††††††††††††††††††††† Self-esteem

††††††††††††††††††††††† Honesty: I and exclusive words

††††††††††††† We-words

††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor Guiliani

††††††††††††††††††††††† Presidential candidates

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Debates: I vs we;Emotion language: positive, negative

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Speeches: I vs we

†††† Articles and categorization


III.Translating experiences into words:Example

††††††††††††† Links to personality, needs, visual search patterns

††††††††††††† Projective tests in general:Thematic Apperception Test


Homework:If you havenít done them, I urge you to look at the following websites:

†††† Personality

†††† Visual perception