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"The writing is clicking away in my head and piling up, and unless I get it on paper somehow it's going to create uncomfortable pressure in my skull."
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Basic Robot Personality  
  Providing simple personalities to robots.  

"...we'll make them robots so mean they'll hate themselves. It's a secret process we've got and we aren't letting anyone in on it. We use a radium brain in each one of the robots and we know how to give them personality. Most of our orders are for gentle ones or hard workers, but if you want them mean, we'll make them mean for you.
Technovelgy from Simultaneous Worlds, by Nat Schachner.
Published by Astounding in 1938
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Compare to Genuine People Personalities (GPP) from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams.

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