This is your life (and how you tell it)

Illustration by Otto Steininger

For more than a century, researchers have been trying to work out the raw ingredients that account for personality, the sweetness and neuroses that make Anna Anna, the sluggishness and sensitivity that make Andrew Andrew. They have largely ignored the first-person explanation — the life story that people themselves tell about who they are, and why. …

This is your life (and how you tell it),
NYTimes Article by Benedict Carey,
Published May 22, 2007