The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality
Brian Little
Jul 19, 2016

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.

The language of reading images

You are fluent in this language (and don’t even know it)
Christoph Niemann
TED2018
https://www.ted.com/talks/christoph_niemann_you_are_fluent_in_this_language_and_don_t_even_know_it

Without realizing it, we’re fluent in the language of pictures, says illustrator Christoph Niemann. In a charming talk packed with witty, whimsical drawings, Niemann takes us on a hilarious visual tour that shows how artists tap into our emotions and minds — all without words.

the cultural vocabulary of your audience

relatable and imperfect

Leading with Laughter: The Power of Humor in Leadership
Paul Osincup
TEDxNapaValley
People are pining for leaders and mentors who are relatable and imperfect

Paul Osincup talks about his idea for using laughter to building stronger leaders as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2016 “Go Figure!” event.

What makes things funny (Peter McGraw)

What makes things funny
Peter McGraw
TEDxBoulder
Oct 12, 2010
Pete McGraw is a leading researcher at the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In this talk he not only discusses what is funny, but what makes something funny as well.