Do the things on your desk betray the thoughts on your mind? Does your dining room décor carry clues to your character? award-winning psychologist Sam Gosling has dispatched teams of scientific investigators to poke around bedrooms and offices, check out iPods, and peek at personal websites,to see what can be learned about us simply from looking at our belongings. What he has discovered is intriguing: When it comes to the most essential components of our personality,from friendliness and flexibility to openness and originality,the things we own and the way we arrange them can say more about who we are than even our most intimate conversations. Packed with original research and a wealth of fascinating stories, Snoop is a captivating guide to our not-so-secret selves, and reveals how intensely connected we are to the places in which we live and work.