The Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram, is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
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✦ Instinctual Type of Selman Waksman
Instincts are defined as non-learned, inherited (genetic) patterns of behavior generally ensuring the survival of a species. Common examples include spinning a web by a spider, nest building and other maternal activities, migration patterns of animals, social behavior in pack animals.
On the basis of principles of balance theory and interdependence theory, this research examined a phenomenon termed attitude alignment, or the tendency of interacting partners to modify their attitudes in such a manner as to achieve attitudinal congruence.
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✦ Temperament Type of Selman Waksman
Temperament, in psychology, an aspect of personality concerned with emotional dispositions and reactions and their speed and intensity; the term often is used to refer to the prevailing mood or mood pattern of a person.
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✦ Socio-Type of Selman Waksman
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Socionics, in psychology and sociology, is a pseudoscientific theory of information processing and personality types. It is distinguished by its information model of the psyche and a model of interpersonal relations.
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About Selman Waksman
Remembered for discovering Streptomycin (which was used to cure tuberculosis) and more than twenty other powerful antibiotics, this microbiologist and biochemist was the 1952 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He taught at Rutgers University for close to forty years.
Early Life Experience of Selman Waksman
After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture from Rutgers University, he received a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
Using the money earned from his antibiotics patents, he established the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.
Family Life and Relationship
Born in the Ukraine to a Jewish family, he relocated to the United States in his early adulthood years. His marriage to Deborah Mitnik resulted in one son, Multiple Sclerosis researcher Byron Waksman.
He and fellow Nobel Prize-winning scientist Alexander Fleming both discovered powerful antibiotics (Fleming was involved in the discovery of penicillin).