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Basics – Even Among Animals – Leaders, Followers and Schmoozers – NYTimes.com

“Scientists studying animals from virtually every niche of the bestial kingdom have found evidence of distinctive personalities — bundled sets of behaviors, quirks, preferences and pet peeves that remain stable over time and across settings.”

“Highly sensitive pigs squeal a lot; highly sensitive people feel a lot.”

“There are low information processors who don’t attend much to their environment and bulldoze through life,” said David Sloan Wilson of the State University of New York at Binghamton. “Then there are the sensitive ones who are always taking things in, which can be good because information is valuable, but it can also be overwhelming.”

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