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Human Parts

How the Language I Speak Changes My Personality

When I switch between languages, my values and demeanor shift too

Photo: Laura Salas/EyeEm/Getty Images

IIt’s a sunny, crisp fall morning in Brookline, Massachusetts. I’m in considerably happy spirits: It’s Saturday, I’m walking to brunch, and life is good. A couple passes by with a small dachshund. Its tiny legs move furiously beneath its comically long body. Naturally, I must…

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Ivanha Paz

Ivanha Paz

Writer. Venezuelan-American living in Mexico. Once cried at a reindeer video because I forgot they were real. ivanhapaz@gmail.com Tweet @ivanhapaz

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