Adam Smith

Adam Smith was born in a small village in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1723. He entered the University of Glasgow at age fourteen, and later attended Balliol College at Oxford. After lecturing for a period, he held several teaching positions at Glasgow University. His greatest achievement was writing The Wealth of Nations (1776), a five-book series that sought to expose the true causes of prosperity, and installed him as the father of contemporary economic thought. He died in Edinburgh on July 19,...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.


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