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The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker
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Dec 30, 2011

it was ok
Read from December 30, 2011 to January 03, 2012

It blew my mind when I learned about Dr. Pennebaker's insights on how our use of words reflect our psychological states. I don't like to think that someone you have never met can figure you out just by analyzing one of your writing samples. On the other hand, I love the idea of being able to figure out someone else just by analyzing a sample of his or her writing. Nevertheless, I became bored by his repetition of some of the main concepts and had to take breaks while reading. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the relationship between language and psychology.

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