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James Herriot

James Herriot, a pseudonym for James Alfred Wight, grew up in Glasgow and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. Shortly afterwards, he took up a position as an assistant in a North Yorkshire practice where he remained, with the exception of his wartime service in the RAF, until his death in 1995. He wrote many books about Yorkshire country life, including some for children, but he is best known for his memoirs, which begin with If Only They Could Talk. The books were...See more

Personality Profile For James Herriot

The following is a personality profile of James Herriot based on his work.

James Herriot is genial.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is calm-seeking as well: he prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe. But, James Herriot is also confident: he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.

He is relatively unconcerned with both tradition and achieving success. He cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. And he makes decisions with little regard for how they show off his talents.


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