For the last 10 years psychologist Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and cars), he shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it others and interpret the world around us.
Does what’s on your desk reveal what’s on your mind? Do those pictures on your walls tell true tales about your character? Is your favorite outfit about to give you away?
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For a sample of related Situationist posts, see “The Situational Power of Appearance and Posture,” “Seeing Your Interior Situation through your Exterior Situation,” “What Our Exterior Situation Reveals About Our Interior Situation,” “The Situation of Ideology – Part I,” and “The Situation of Ideology – Part II.”