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Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was a Norwegian American economist and sociologist. He was famous as a witty critic of capitalism and for his creation of the idea of conspicuous consumption. Veblen was a leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, and within the history of economic thought, he is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement.

Personality Profile For Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Veblen

The following is a personality profile of Thorstein Veblen based on his work.

Thorstein Veblen is shrewd, skeptical and tranquil.

He is imaginative, he has a wild imagination. He is philosophical as well: he is open to and intrigued by new ideas and loves to explore them. But, Thorstein Veblen is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.

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

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers achieving success to guide a large part of what he does: he seeks out opportunities to improve himself and demonstrate that he is a capable person.

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