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Adam Smith

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a Scottish philosopher who is best known for his book The Wealth of Nations, which had a profound influence on modern economics and concepts of individual freedom. He was a professor of logic at Glasgow University, as well as the chair of moral philosophy. His lectures covered the field of ethics, rhetoric, jurisprudence, and political economy. In 1759, he published his Theory of Moral Sentiments, which embodies some of his Glasgow lectures. In 1776, he published The...See more

Personality Profile For Adam Smith

Adam Smith

The following is a personality profile of Adam Smith based on his work.

Adam Smith is shrewd and skeptical.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is philosophical as well: he is open to and intrigued by new ideas and loves to explore them. But, Adam Smith is also unstructured: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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