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Type Talk at Work: How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job [Paperback]

by Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen
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June 1, 1993 0440506999 978-0440506997
With this revolutionayry look at understanding the workplace and thriving in it, you can learn to be more effective on the job and get the most out of your employees--and employers--using the authors' renowned system of typography.


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The authors have followed up their Type Talk (Delacorte, 1988), an introduction to the study of personality types, with this handy explanation of how we can better understand personalities in the workplace. Based on C.G. Jung's classic 1923 Psychological Types and the famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), this useful work makes common sense out of a complex idea, and the pragmatic workplace meaning of "typewatching" should strongly appeal to managers and human resource professionals. The 16 types are explained and are then related to real workplace issues such as problem solving, managing time, setting goals, managing stress, and other understandable applications in business. Millions of people have completed Myers-Briggs, and now we have a very accessible application in business of this fascinating field of study. Recommended for all libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/91.
- Dale Farris, Groves, Tex.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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With this revolutionayry look at understanding the workplace and thriving in it, you can learn to be more effective on the job and get the most out of your employees--and employers--using the authors' renowned system of typography.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (June 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440506999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440506997
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars USEFUL MATERIAL CONNECTING TYPE WITH WORK March 27, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is just one of the books that shows you how to use personality/psychological type at work and is worth reading. It covers nearly all issues we face in the modern workplace like communicating with co-workers, handling stress in the workplace, ethics, time management etc. all from a Type perspective. Kroger and Thuesen do a good job at explaining how Extroverts handle things differently from Introverts, Sesates from iNtuitives, Feelers from Thinkers, & Judgers from Perceivers. Apart from this, in between it gives various tips on how people with different preferences can better understand and work with each other. It also tells interesting tales about the happenings in the workshops they conduct and how they explain to people that its because of their personality differences that conflicts arise and what they could do to prevent them. It even has some jokes at the end of the book.
I thought that the cream of the book was the descriptions of the 16 personality types. My type description was extremely accurate and insightful and three or four of the points mentioned in that seemed shocking to me because they described what went on in my mind and its something only I knew about.
But beware - It isn't so good on finding out what your type is.
Overall, a good read!
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a bit gimmicky for my taste September 15, 2000
Format:Paperback
Granted there are many good insights within the pages of this book. But if you made it to where you are in life and you never realized that people in organizations have many different learning styles, you must be a bit slow on the uptake. The authors of this book give us one way to understand and quantify how people are different. An "extrovert" might throw out 10 ideas, but only mean one of them to be serious, while an "introvert" might keep an idea to himself rather than risk ridicule. No doubt the seminars they do with companies make workers and leaders more aware of how others respond around them and that is of course a good thing. Though I found the book enjoyable reading, oftentimes it seemed too generalized or overcategorized. In short, it certainly doesn't hurt to acknowledge that that are many different types in the workplace, but you don't need to study the 16 combinations to really make yourself that much more of an expert about it. This being said, the authors do offer lots of helpful advice for how to deal with those who are very opposite to your type.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and useful November 22, 2001
By Ms Diva
Format:Paperback
I loved this book. I read it after Lifetypes. It takes the information on type and applies it to the workplace. I found the book helped me get a handle on why I do things the way I do, and it gave me insight into some of my colleagues. The writing is clear, and the descriptions are sufficiently detailed. The author covers all the relevant workplace topics, such as time management, problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution. The descriptions of the different types were really useful even if you've read other books on Type.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Please Understand Me is better August 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
David Keisey's book is a mult-million best seller for over 20 years. These descriptions do not have as nearly as much depth. David portrays the types from a much better perspective. I understand that this is work application but Keirsey's are much better.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I disagree March 18, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I believe that I must disagree with the two reviews about these type descriptions. Keirsey's type descriptions cover more issues and don't necessarily focus on centering the descriptions around the four letters. I think that these are the reason why Keirsey's are so much more valuable as a reference to psychological type users.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining book. October 20, 2012
By terster
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I take classes and am amazed when instructors read all of us in the class. I then buy these books and find them fascinating too, and realize that the only way to learn how to read people, understand them and do what is taught in these books... is to interact with people. Unless you are in a job or routinely in social situations... taking what these books offer and implementing it... is a bit more challenging. That said, i thought this book was a pretty good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get to know yourself August 29, 2008
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If you ever wanted to know why you do the things you do or why others respond or react to you in certain ways this is the book for you. You learn how you respond, recieve, and process infromation and how you come off to other people. It also shows how diffent people respond to the same situration differently and is shows you how differnt types preceive each other.

This book is simple to understand and is really informative. You will come away understanding yourself and others around you (This book also helps you learn how to tell other people's personaity types )
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