Have you ever ran into someone who constantly talked about themselves? Every sentence seemed to begin with “I,” for example. You probably make assumptions about what that person is like based on the way they excessively drop the word “I” into conversation. But did you know there are 180 words in the English language that giveaway a little bit about a person’s identity. Intriguing, right? If you think so too, you need to listen to Dr.James Pennebaker.
Dr.Pennebaker is a Social Psychologist and Regents Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas. Among other things, he and his students research group dynamics and natural language use. Dr.Pennebaker is also the author or editor of over 250 articles and 9 books, including Opening Up and The Secret Life of Pronouns.
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