Personality Lecture #19

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Discussion thread for Personality and Its Transformations - Lecture #19

study group discussion

Discussion as part of our Jordan B Peterson Study Group.

my notes

  • 0:00 - conservatives higher in orderliness (also correlated with immune system), both conservatives and liberals move on industriousness

  • 3:30 - Slide - Intellect versus Openness

    • Intellect

      • Working memory

        • Kaufman, S. B. , DeYoung, C.h., Gray, J.R., Jimenez, L., Brown, J., & Mackintosh, N. J. (2010). Implicit learning as an ability. Cognition, 116, 321-340
    • Openness

      • Divergent thinking

      • Associated with implicit learning

        • Unconscious detection of patterns
  • 7:20 - for something to be creative, it has to be novel/originality/divergent (opposite of probable) and useful (useful to many, or very useful to one)

    • Creative thinking

    • Creative achievement

      • 11:00 - Slide - Creative Achievement Questionnaire, cont 24:15, 27:25
  • 11:00 to 18:00 - rant on creativity

  • 18:00 - people who are creative, continue being creative, and if you break through the glass ceiling with a radical success, then the Pareto distribution throws you ahead

  • 24:00 - what to give a publisher

  • 29:00 - what you produce, must be their 1st or second priority in needs, otherwise they will never bother, nor care enough, nor pay enough

  • 31:00 - Price’s Law - as your company grows, incompetence grows exponentially, and competence grows linearly - the square root of your employees are doing half the work - don’t accidentally fire the top 100 employees, or have them leave to other opportunities, as otherwise 1900 are left, which only did half the work, yet cost dramatically more

    • Did anyone find the reference/paper on this? I couldn’t….
  • 34:00 - as you play monopoly (any trading game) the chance of winning increases linearly, and the chance of losing increases exponentially - also the differences between players magnify their spreads across time - fortune 500 companies typically last only 30 years

  • 38:00 - creative people are hard to evaluate

  • 39:00 - Slide - CAQ

    • 40:00 - great artists can judge other artists

    • 43:00 - creative people also have higher rates of psychosis

  • 44:30 - Slide - Creativity and Mortality - Terror Management