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The big idea: Is it your personality, or a disorder?

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It takes around 30 seconds to diagnose Holden Caulfield. Sixty, maybe, if you look at more than one website. The unhappy protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), brought on by t...

Squirrels have human-like personality traits, says study

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Animal researchers in California have discovered human-like personality traits in squirrels that anybody watching one raiding nuts from a bird table could probably have guessed: they are bold, aggressive, athletic and...

What personality are you? How the Myers-Briggs test took over the world

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I am a born executive. I am obsessed with efficiency and detached from my emotions. I share similarities with Margaret Thatcher and Harrison Ford. I am among 2% of the general population, and 1% of women. People like ...

Jonathan Coleman: Australian radio and television personality dies age 65

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The Australian radio and television personality Jonathan Coleman, who had a career spanning several decades in Australia and the UK, has died aged 65. Coleman, who is survived by his wife, Margot, and their two childr...

Personality continues to trump policy as German elections loom

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Angela Merkel’s method of winning elections has earned its own phrase among German political scientists: “asymmetric demobilisation”, the art of running a campaign that skirts around hot-button issues in order to pres...

My 10-month stay at a treatment center for borderline personality disorder

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I arrived at La Europa, a Utah residential treatment center for at-risk teenage girls, at the age of 13. The property, which used to be a bed-and-breakfast mainly serving newlyweds, had been converted three years pri...

Readers reply: do people’s names affect their personality?

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Do people’s names affect their personality? Max Crane, Sydney Send new questions to nq@theguardian.com. Well, I asked Taylor Swift to alter a pair of trousers for me three weeks ago and she still hasn’t done it, so n...

Do people’s names affect their personality?

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Do people’s names affect their personality? Max Crane, Sydney Post your answers (and new questions) below or send them to nq@theguardian.com. A selection will be published on Sunday.

‘They become dangerous tools’: the dark side of personality tests

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Scrolling dating apps in 2015, Tim Travers Hawkins didn’t know who his type was. He didn’t even know what a type was. Hawkins, a British film-maker then new to New York, “noticed something that was very different to p...

Ian St John, Liverpool forward and TV personality, dies aged 82

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The former Liverpool and Scotland forward Ian St John, who went on to co-host the popular television show Saint and Greavsie with Jimmy Greaves, has died aged 82. Liverpool said St John died on Monday evening after il...