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#18B DISPASSIONATE

I am often stoically indifferent to pleasure or pain, and often unmoved by joy or grief.  I typically make decisions after careful deliberation, free from passion, unaffected by emotions, and when necessary am able to resist instant gratification and wait.  (Note: The differences between dispassionate and passionately impulsive people can be traced to differences in brain biochemistry.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values thinking/reflecting before acting ==> introspection

characterized by emotional detachment

values deferred gratification

values stoicism (indifferent to pain, pleasure==>inner calm) 

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3111

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 1

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Mindfulness (from online encyclopedia)
Rationality (from online encyclopedia)
Prudence (from online encyclopedia)
Neuroeconomics (from online encyclopedia)
Stoicism--A Lurking Presence (connects stoicism with the development of psychotherapy, counseling, personal development)
The Stoics on why we should strive to be free of the passions
Live Unnoticed by Greet Roskam (more on this 2007 book about an epicurean maxim)
Stoic Warriors, by Nancy Sherman (review of 2005 book about the history of stoicism in the military)
Stoic Serenity: A Practical Course on Finding Inner Peace, by Keith Seddon (read excerpts at Google Books)
Don't Worry, Be Stoic--Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, by Peter J. Vernezze (read excerpts at Google Books)
The Stoic Foundation
Popular Stoicism Books (extensive annotated list from GoodReads website)
A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe (stoicism has major role in this 1998 novel; from online encyclopedia)
Decision Making  (from online encyclopedia)
Emotions in Decision-Making  (from online encyclopedia)
Paterson (review of 2016 movie with a stoic main character)
"Life Lessons from Ancient Greece" by Rowland Manthorpe (article about today’s stoicism from The Economist Unwinds 1843 Magazine April 2016)
"How to Be a Stoic" by Massimo Pigliucci (opinion piece NY Times Feb 2 2015) 
"Teens Keep Cool to Win Reward" by Laura Sanders (research report from October 13 2012 Science News)
Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely (2008 book about how emotions, social norms, etc affect decisionmaking)
The Mind of the Market, by Michael Shermer (more on this 2007 book about emotions in decision-making
Emotional Reason: Deliberation, Motivation, and the Nature of Value, by Bennett W. Helm (on Google Books)
The Battle Between Your Emotional and Rational Mind, by Dr. John Schinnerer (nine page article)
Our Brains and Decision-making: Emotional or Rational, by Patti Krakoff
How the Brain Controls Emotions (2006 neuroscience news report)
Understanding the Brain and Emotions (website produced by psychology grad student Dawn Neumann)
Emotions, Decisions, and the Limits of Rationality, by Peter A. Ubel (article from Medical Decision Making J.)
The Serenity Prayer
The Power of Mindfulness (a Buddhist perspective)
A Simple Guide to Life (a Buddhist perspective -- see chapter 7: "Controlling the Emotions")
Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation  (book & book review)
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