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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith CBE was born and grew up in Zimbabwe. He was Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University, and in 1999 became an award-winning author with his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books. He has now written over 60 books. Alexander writes about Africa because "Africa is a special place, very unusual, and I really wanted to say something good about its society and culture."

Personality Profile For Alexander McCall Smith

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

Alexander McCall Smith is social and boisterous.

He is confident, he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. He is unconcerned with art as well: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. But, Alexander McCall Smith is also assertive: he tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and he is comfortable leading groups.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for well-being.

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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