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About Receptiviti

Thirty years ago we invented the science at the intersection of language and psychology, and we've been perfecting it ever since.

Our history traces back to the 1990s and the seminal work of Receptiviti Co-founder, Dr. James W. Pennebaker at the University of Texas who began investigating whether analysis of writing could predict mental and physical health, personalities, social behaviours, and cognitive processes. And yes, it can.


Since those early days, our science has been the basis of thousands of publications covering topics such as organizational psychology, behaviour change, risk, mental health, deception, and more.

For years, we have worked closely with academics around the world, supporting and contributing to research, and continuously improving the informative and predictive quality of our technology platform, which is built on a foundation of decades of research by renowned experts in language, psychology, machine learning, and data science.


Today, Receptiviti is the global leader in language psychology, and our ever-expanding customer-base spans industries including HR, financial services, healthcare, marketing and communications, education, medicine, professional services, and more.

Leadership Team

Kiki Adams

Head of Linguistics


Mike Durland

Chief Executive Officer

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Jonathan Kreindler

Co-founder and

Chief Revenue Officer

Jennifer Glista

VP Strategic Partnerships

Dr. James W. Pennebaker

Co-founder and 

Chief Science Officer

Kent English

VP Engineering

Dr. Molly Ireland

Social  Psychology



Watch Dr. Pennebaker's TEDTalk were he explains how the ways people use pronouns, articles, and other everyday words are linked to their personality, honesty, social skills and intentions.

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