Out of character : the surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner (and saint) lurking in all of us / David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo.
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- ISBN: 9780307717771 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0307717771 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2011
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Saints and sinners: the mental battle that defines our character -- Hypocrisy vs. morality: why no one should throw stones -- Soul mate or playmate: what makes Mr. or Ms. Right go wrong -- From pride to hubris: the deadliest of the seven sins? -- Compassionate or cruel?: looking into the mirror of the human soul -- Fairness and trust: the surprising elasticity of the golden rule -- Playing it safe vs. taking a gamble: risk, reward, and ruin -- Tolerance vs. bigotry: why sometimes we just can't help hating "them" -- True colors: understanding and managing the spectrum of character.
A discussion of the unconscious psychological forces that cause people to become susceptible to negative behaviors explains how undesirable character traits and a tendency toward unhealthy vices can be overcome.
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