Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types

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Prometheus Nemesis, 1984 - Family & Relationships - 210 pages
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After presenting a brief rundown of 20th-century psychology movements, Keirsey and Bates encourage you to take the 70-question "Keirsey Temperament Sorter," a sort of mini-Myers-Briggs test that places you in 1 of 16 personality types. Like the Myers-Briggs system, this test sorts your personality into groups of extraversion/introversion (E/I), sensation/intuition (S/N), thinking/feeling (T/F), and perceiving/judging (P/J). Unlike the Myers-Briggs system, Please Understand Me also presents four easy-to-remember temperament types--Dionysian (freedom first), Epimethean (wants to be useful), Promethean (desires power), and Apollonian (searches for self)--that underlie the 16 possible personalities identified by the test. The book then delves into a detailed analysis of each type, with sections on mates, children, and leaders. An appendix paints portraits of the 16 possible personality types.

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I first read this book when my children were in early adolescence primarily to assist me in effectively communicating in school environments such as parentteacher conferences committees etc. It helped ... Read full review

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If you think the MBTI system of classification has value, then you will enjoy this text and the way it ties the MBTI types in with other forms of personality analysis systems. If you find the MBTI ... Read full review

Contents

Different Drums and Different Drummers
1
n The Four Temperaments
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Mating and Temperament
67
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About the author (1984)

David Barsamian is a broadcast journalist and director of Alternative Radio. He is well known for his interviews of Noam Chomsky, which have been collected in several volumes. These include Chronicles of Dissent, Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian, and Class Warfare: Interviews with David Barsamian. His interviews with Edward Said have also been collected, in The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with David Barsamian.

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