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Robert Burns

Robert Burns, born in Ayrshire in 1759, began writing while very young. In 1786, the success of his first volume of poetry led him to move to Edinburgh, where he received enormous acclaim. Two years later, he married and moved with his wife to a farm in Dumfries. In 1789 he took work as an exciseman, and continued working on the collection of Scots songs that eventually consolidated his reputation. He died in 1796, aged thirty-six.

Personality Profile For Robert Burns

Robert Burns

The following is a personality profile of Robert Burns based on his work.

Robert Burns is expressive.

He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is confident as well: he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. But, Robert Burns is also cautious of others: he is wary of other people's intentions and does not trust easily.

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

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 taking pleasure in life: he prefers activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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