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Neuroscience of Personality: Brain Savvy Insights for All Types of People Paperback – August 11, 2011
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Now, that said, the people who would benefit most from reading this book are those who are already somewhat versed in MBTI theory. I'd recommend starting off with "Please Understand Me II" by David Keirsey. While Keirsey's writing is much more complex than Nardi's, he addresses the very basics of MBTI theory, and after reading his book, one would have a good grasp of Jungian personality types. What Keirsey doesn't address, though, are the more advanced aspect of the theory, such as the relationships between the Mental Functions (Ni, Ne, Si, Se, Fi, Fe, Ti and Te). These, one better learn from reading online, and/or by reading Lenore Thompson's excellent book, "Personality Type: An Owner's Manual".
After having read all of the above-mentioned or their equivalents, then it is time to get your hands on Nardi's book. This is where the magic kicks in, as Nardi is at the cutting edge of personality psychology research worldwide, and certainly knows what he's writing about. With a language much simpler and far less intimidating than Keirsey's, he takes you on to the next level of understanding of MBTI theory. So for those of you already somewhat versed in MBTI, this book is HIGHLY recommended.
The reader can find out his/her own personalty type and understand which brainprocesses and -regions are most probably favorite. The author suggests that by understanding the neuroscience of personality, we can improve education, work and relationships.
The book is not an final overview, but as the author states: this is version 1.0. For me, as a lecturer, it is a welcome guide to help to understand the different ways of learning and how I can motivate and stimulate students to learn. The book is inspiring and great fun to read, because the author succeeded well in translating a longterm academic (pilot)study into a very accessible practicle guide.
Perhaps my favorite part is the integrity and utility of the research is very clear. The book fully documents how the information was gathered, addresses practical limitations to the study, and explains exactly how the data can be of use. The language is concise emphasizing quality and content. The goals, practical applications, and scope of the material covered are immediately made clear to the reader, so there is no need to filter through pseudo-intellectual garbage, an all-too common offense in many psychology books.
As an INTJ Myers-Briggs type, I'm always asking "Why"? I want to know the science behind the theory. Dario's project is producing new evidence to support the idea that everyone's brain isn't the same (duh!) and psychological type is mirrored in the way your brain reacts to tasks.
After I read the book I wanted to be part of the study, but at the time, Dario was only investigating college students. Imagine my delight, not quite two years later, when I discovered the study is now open to all ages. Yes! I was able to participate.
I'm looking forward to the second edition.
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Interesting, informative, simple to understand. Helped make sense of a lot of things about my mind and life.Published 1 month ago by Evelyn Mogere
Amazing book! The only thing I would change is for it to be in color. But I guess that would make the book more expensive.Published 4 months ago by Kevin
Basically, this book, along with other assessments and studies from Myers-Briggs, Carl Jung, etc. views
personality as a science and shows functioning of how personality works... Read more
Delivered great insight and case studies. A book you have to read if interested to know more about yourself and others. Easy to read with illustrations.Published 12 months ago by Tarjei
The information in this book focuses on a study done by Dario Nardi that lends to a fun and interesting melding of personality typology and brain activity, and while the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stfiddlesticks
I'm on my second copy of this book, a friend of mine borrowed the first and I was so pleased that the information was spreading I decided to just buy another and let him keep it.Published 14 months ago by Turbo splendid
Dario thoughtfully links Jungian typology with brain center activation, quite a step forward in "validating" type preferences, particularly the part about preferences,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gary Hartzler
I have actually taken Dr. Nardi's 3-day workshop toward certification. That's how compelling *I* found his book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Carol A.Linden
This book really bears unique insights both in the realm of typology and of neuroscience. Contrary to a lot of similar works, it manages to conciliate rigor and factuality with a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by P. JOUVE