The Studies Show Podcast
The Studies Show
Episode 24: Personality

Episode 24: Personality

A neurotic Scotsman and an emotionally stable Englishman walk into a podcast

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Why do some people love parties and others prefer to stay at home with a book? Why do some people worry endlessly about all the bad things that might happen, while others breeze through life with supreme confidence? Why is Stuart such a nice guy and Tom far less so?

In this episode of The Studies Show, Tom and Stuart discuss personality and the personality tests that are supposed to measure it. They discuss whether it might be the Big Five or the Big Six, what measuring personality is good for, and whether “Grit” is even a thing. Not only that, but for the many, many people who are desperate to know, they both reveal their own personality test results.

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Show Notes

  • Stuart’s Big Five personality profile:


The Studies Show is produced by Julian Mayers at Yada Yada Productions.

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