Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 - January 10, 1961) is widely recognized as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and, along with Raymond Chandler and others, is considered to be a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. Hammett drew heavily on his experience as a Pinkerton operative to create such indelible characters as The Thin Man's Nick and Nora Charles, Sam Spade, and the Continental Op. Among his best-known works are The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Dain...See more

Personality Profile For Dashiell Hammett

The following is a personality profile of Dashiell Hammett based on his work.

Dashiell Hammett is social, boisterous and can be perceived as shortsighted.

He is confident, he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. He is assertive as well: he tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and he is comfortable leading groups. But, Dashiell Hammett is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

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

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.


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