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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was born in London in 1933 and educated at Queen's College, Oxford, and the Middlesex Hospital, prior to further work and training in the US. Following a period of research in neurochemistry and neuropathology he returned to clinical work, interesting himself particularly in migraine and the care of post-encephalitic patients (as described in Awakenings). He is the author of A Leg to Stand On, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Seeing Voices, Migraine, An Anthropologist on...See more

Personality Profile For Oliver Sacks

The following is a personality profile of Oliver Sacks based on his work.

Oliver Sacks is unconventional.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Oliver Sacks is also calm-seeking: he prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe.

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

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. 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.

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