Out of CharacterNPR coverage of Out of Character: Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (And Saint) Lurking in All of Us by David Desteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
A revelatory discussion of the unconscious psychological forces that cause people to become susceptible to negative behaviors explains how undesirable character traits and subjectivity to unhealthy vices can be overcome, in a report that cites the examples of famous politicians and celebrities.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair in June 2009. Out of Character quotes his friend Tom Davis as saying, "I never would have expected something like this. This is not in character for Mark Sanford."
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