For Sunday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I posted a podcast on “Why Personality Matters in Politics… But Not in the Way You Think.” That podcast is now available for streaming or downloading.
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Do you ever worry that you’re just talking past people in your political advocacy? You might be! Happily, by understanding how your own personality differs from that of others, you can become more persuasive and effective in politics (and in life). In this interactive discussion, philosopher Diana Hsieh explained some of the major personality differences between people, then explore how they function in political debate. She showed how minor shifts in emphasis or approach – not compromises on principle – can make others more receptive to your ideas. This talk was given at Liberty on the Rocks, Flatirons on October 28, 2013.
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- Duration: 1:21:53
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- Tags: Communication, Personality, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Values
- Principles in politics
- The basics of personality theory
- DiSC in Politics
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