Understanding Yourself

Using major theories of personality to create a happy and satisfying life

Simply put, your personality is the choices you make. All major theories of personality identify what it takes to make choices that will create a happy and satisfying life, but each does it from a different perspective. These videos have been culled from ones used in a Personality course that I taught for nearly 30 years, and describe those theoretical approaches to understanding the choices you make. Find the one that grabs you, and put it to use improving your life, your work, and your relationships.

What you’ll learn

  • Perspectives on what it takes to live a satisfying, well-balanced, and happy life.
  • Key elements of major personality theories that relate to your well-being.

Course Content

  • Personality in Perspective — What it is and How it’s Done –> 9 lectures • 1hr 59min.
  • Got ‘Personality’? Not Everybody Thinks So –> 4 lectures • 25min.
  • So Many Choices — Internal Psychological Dynamics (part 1) –> 9 lectures • 1hr 2min.
  • What? More Choices?! — Internal Psychological Dynamics (part 2) –> 13 lectures • 1hr 12min.
  • Recent Big Themes in Personality –> 8 lectures • 1hr 7min.

Understanding Yourself

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Simply put, your personality is the choices you make. All major theories of personality identify what it takes to make choices that will create a happy and satisfying life, but each does it from a different perspective. These videos have been culled from ones used in a Personality course that I taught for nearly 30 years, and describe those theoretical approaches to understanding the choices you make. Find the one that grabs you, and put it to use improving your life, your work, and your relationships.

For those who’d like to take a more rigorous look at the science of personality, the first few sections of the course explain how research in personality is done and some of the issues that come up when doing that research.

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