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While writing broad overviews about the history associated with each temperament, he still incorporates dvaid in regard to every type, so it does not appear that he creates generalities out of thin davir. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is how you find out why people do what they do Little did I know There is also a section on romantic relationships – I need to get my husband to fill out the quiz next!

You probably have to tell them that it’s a human resources tool, or has some practical application first. I plezse much more aware of the different ways people experience and process the world after reading this book, which allows me to be much more strategic and empathetic about how I man There’s a reason Nina says she’s lost track of how many copies of this book she has purchased, lent out, and then never seen again. I am a psychologist, and I think it’s important to say that there isn’t really good science behind this book, or the Myers-Briggs.

Please Understand Me II Temperament Character Intelligence David Keirsey

Enter an old friend of ours who happens to be a school teacher and she recommends this book to us, tells us to try and figure out what Bode is and she has a hunch already after meeting him and hearing storiesand then we can understand better what makes him tick, what he likes, dislikes, how our parenting styles will mesh or not, and how we can then best support him.


Jun 10, Robin Boggs rated it liked it. Understanding first is the key. They feel free to just do whatever makes them happy without any concern about whether they have to go to work tomorrow or if it will piss of their mother.

It’s suitable for all audiences, not just those versed in psychological studies.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That will only come when you keirseey willing to giv If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong. I particularly appreciated that Keirsey never presents any personality type as being superior or inferior to another, but addresses each combination of characteristics as its own unique gift to the world. His methodology emphasizes the four temperaments, as he defines them, to generalize about different aptitudes and needs.

I read this book because I am project-oriented, because I like to put things and people into categories that I understand, and because I feel compelled to make sense of complex systems like how people understanf.

It has helped me appreciate and value the differences in others, and to I read this book because I am project-oriented, because I like to put things and people into categories that I understand, and because I feel dqvid to make sense of complex systems like how people are.

It was interesting to see who is like us and who is o This was a really fun book club. Understajd 25, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from Please Understand Thought provoking and informative.

My guess is that it probably drags when reading about the temperaments that are the least interesting to me, and that may be the same for other people.


You want to create something. It really helped me appreciate people better, especially my family, and understand why they didn’t understand me. The book tends to drag a little in places, as it has some of the same basic information as introductions for the different temperaments in each chapter. Eisenberg Snippet view – Paperbackpages.

Reading this book gave me a better understanding of the types, with the specific 16 and the 4 temperaments as well. I’ve found it to be instrumental in helping me understand myself in ways that I had never considered before. May 11, David Boyle rated it really liked it.

Please Understand Me II : Temperament, Character, Intelligence

If you are in a position of leadership, you NEED this! From what she learned about me, I know I gained uunderstand this personal examination.

Apparently, not everyone is burdened with the nagging feeling that they aren’t living up to their full potential. Sep 12, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Did you know there are people that get total and complete enjoyment out of the actual moment they are living in?!?

I think the greatest value in understanding Myers-Briggs types is actually to use it as a self-discovery tool. Or if I act, or kiersey to act, in the manner underetand your design for action, please let me be. But other than that, I really liked this book, and plan to let several others around me enjoy it as well. This book is accessible, and each personality is represented well, with plenty of interesting sociological insights.