Loneliness John M Oldham and Lois B Morris June, 2023   Most of us need some “alone time,” to think, to work, to meditate.  Or just quiet time to read a book or listen to music, without interruptions.  But feeling lonely is different.  It’s a dark-colored place.  An unhappy, empty room, filled just with longing, […]

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“Mind Dive” for Personality

John M Oldham MD One of the most rewarding privileges I’ve had in my career was to serve as Chief of Staff at the Menninger Clinic, the private teaching hospital of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.  After retiring from that role in 2020, I continue to serve […]

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The Meyers-Briggs vs. the New Personality Self-Portrait

BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, MD & LOIS B. MORRIS Given the success of the Meyers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), why does the world need another personality test? A recent obituary got us thinking about the MBTI versus the New Personality Self-Portrait (NPSP25). “People-sorting” The New York Times periodically runs “Overlooked,” a series of obituaries about remarkable […]

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Inter-brain coupling: Getting in Sync

BY JOHN M. OLDHAM & LOIS B. MORRIS What happens when we feel we’re truly in sync with another person?  It’s such a satisfying feeling of shared purpose, connection and understanding. But are we really on the same wavelength? Now neuroscientists have invented a machine to measure that. And the answer is: yes, our brainwaves […]

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Resilience When the Going Gets Rough

BY JOHN M. OLDAM, MD & LOIS B. MORRIS When the going gets rough, check your personality for its resilience quotient.   Resilience is the ability to cope with adversity, a most valuable trait to have in rough and tough times. The last time we blogged about stress and resilience was in May 2021: “Personality and […]

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Is There a Mass-Shooter Personality?

  BY JOHN M. OLDHAM, MD Our country has been reeling from report after report of mass shootings resulting in tragic injuries and loss of lives. The scope of this savage behavioral epidemic is huge.  What’s more, it is solidly entangled in the politically polarized climate gripping our nation. Since this website is about personality, […]

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Podcast: Make sense of your personality style

BY THE NPSP25 TEAM To make sense of your personality style, have we got a podcast for you!  You’ll find out what the NPSP25 is, its research roots, and what it can do for you, your family, and your team. Take a listen or read the transcript here. Produced by ResearchPod, which connects science research […]

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