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Backstrom et al (2009) have a paper devoted to the question of whether the intercorrelations between the Big 5 scales is due to social desirability bias or substantive factors. In Study 2 they re-wrote each item on a 100 item IPIP scale so that each item had reduced positive bias. They then administered the original and neutrally worded items to a sample of ...


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The most related experiment that I can think, is the one that people were willing to drink more water after seeing a happy face, because they evaluated the water as more positive. See full article bellow : Face Value: Hidden Smiles Influence Consumption And Judgment.


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I have experienced the same when I've been living in a neighborhood where live a lot of retired people. I have a theory that their life is boring and they have nothing else to do, so they are stalking other people and try to invent some excitement to their life. I've perceived it this way, but I am not sure does it apply to your case.


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Spitefulness: having or showing a desire to harm, anger, or defeat someone.


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It can be devaluation principle in narcisstic personality disorder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder


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Your definition of intelligence ("...the ability to learn and research on any subject...") is exactly what IQ tests measures; general abstraction and reasoning ability. A nice article about the validity of IQ and the flimsy scientific basis of multiple intelligences. That is surely the best way to measure intelligence. However, IQ tests aren't completely ...


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This does not constitute a definitive answer, so I invite criticism and feedback. I don't believe there is a specific term for this state, as energy management and the introversion/extroversion scale seem to be a somewhat recent area of focus. However, it seems reasonable to think that the feelings experienced by an over socialized introvert may be similar ...


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I think of it as "over-stimulated" when I find myself in that situation. I haven't needed to use it with others but it strikes me as a positive expression - too much of a good thing.


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Depends on the pattern of how this occurs -- the situation, consistency, and severity. If across situations, across different other people, and across different settings, this would indicate a personality trait. The person might be unaware of the social cues of others and draw attention to ideas that are interesting to them. Most people are interested in ...


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Passive-aggressive, hostile, officious? Their response is also biased, we may say we'll never do something.. it's still possible we will though given the right circumstances.


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There is a theory that laughter like this expresses a reaction to absurdity. When a situation is serious but cannot be assimilated because of dissociation or shock, it is in the same state as an absurd statement -- you are trying to take it seriously, or find meaning in it, but you just can't. You keep giving up, but then trying again. Since the situation ...



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