Our Emotional Styles

Andrew Sullivan —  May 4 2012 @ 10:17am

Richard J. Davidson's recent book examines their basis and how to change them:

[T]he most salient characteristic of emotion in people is the fact that each person responds differently to life’s slings and arrows.  Each of us is unique in our emotional make-up and this individuality determines why some people are resilient and others vulnerable, why some have high levels of well-being despite objective adversity while others decompensate rapidly in the response to the slightest setback.