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Product Details

  • Paperback: 171 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; First Printing edition (August 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014026941X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140269413
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator temperament test is given annually to millions of people, mainly business students and job applicants. But what good does it do, short of giving you a catchy-sounding, four-letter abbreviation (ENTJ, ISFP) that you can sometimes use to break the ice at cocktail parties? The aim of this book is to help you apply your knowledge to the benefit of both your work and love life--and to teach you how to prevent personality clashes by slightly adjusting your behavior around others, once you ascertain which "type" they fall under.

The four areas covered by Myers-Briggs are how you relate to the world (Extraverting or Introverting); how you take in information (Sensing or iNtuiting); how you make decisions (Thinking or Feeling); and how you manage your life (by Judging or Perceiving). If you don't already know your profile, take the fun and quick 20-question quizzes for each of the four categories. (Do you dislike routine and repetition? Do you prefer to finish one project before starting another, or does that not matter to you? Do people seek you out for warmth and nurturing?) You're then given tons of tips for getting along in this world. ESFPs are warned that they should not get involved in too many activities, lest they forget their responsibilities. INTJs need to learn to be more flexible, and are sometimes best off working for themselves. If you're dating someone who's an NF, "give them cards, gifts, compliments, hugs, adoration, and other forms of loving attention"; they enjoy romance and need this kind of doting.

There's also fascinating information about which functions are dominant in each of the 16 types, and how they're broken out by percentages, population-wide.

About the Author

Renee Baron has taught the MBTI to thousands of students through seminars and workshops at various colleges and adult-education centers throughout California. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Renee Baron, a writer and therapist, uses the Enneagram and the Myers-Briggs in her consulting practice. She is the author of The Enneagram Made Easy (Harper), Are You My Type? Am I Yours (Harper), What Type Am I? (Penguin), and her latest book Opposites Attract (Harper). She lives in Sonoma, CA. . .

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Highly recommend this book, very informative, easy to read!
Serena
The author really does a good job of helping you understand others and also encourages you to accept yourself.
Rebecca of Amazon
This is a great book if you are just starting out on your understanding of personality type and myers briggs.
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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Brown on January 25, 2002
Format: Paperback
Although this book does not cover Myers-Brigg/Keirsey-based personality typing with the depth of "Please Understand Me" or "Personality Type: An Owner's Manual" (both very good books), it's an excellent quick and easy resource on the 4 basic types and the 16 specific types. Besides character-specific traits, the author offers tips on getting along with each type, as well as well as tips for each type on getting along with other types. I do think the self assessment in the front could be a bit more comprehensive, but this book was obviously not written to be the definitive information source on Myers-Brigg, so I think that's excusable. When introducing MB/K to others, this is the book I reach for - it's easy to understand and appealing to read.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is great for the lay person to help understand the Myers Briggs temperment typing. I've read Kiersey Bates and this book was much better at giving me an appreciation and understanding of the different types. I learned so much from the great cartoons - the types come alive through the cartoons. The types are described so well that I use this book as a reference to help me in my relationships with my family members, friends and co-workers. It's a light, fun, easy to understand description of the Myers Briggs system of temperment typing.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By K. E. High on August 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
I am a Myers-Briggs facilitator, teaching people how to apply personality type to their lives. I have several reference books available for my clients/students. By far, this book is the most popular because it is very easy to read. It has cartoons that communicate concepts very easily. This book also gives specific information on realationships and careers -- most of my clients are most interested in learning about. Several clients have purchased their own copies of this book for their own reference.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Ms Diva on August 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is a great introduction to typology. It's simple and it gives useful information. I just wish it have given more information. The character descriptions were spare, and their were way too many cartoons and too much white space. The problem I had is there was nothing new in it. If this is the firt book you've ever read on the subject you'll probably love it. Otherwise, go for something with a little more depth. For me, I wasted my money. I'll be giving it away soon.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By V. Marshall VINE VOICE on June 23, 2004
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This book is based on the Myers-Briggs tests taken by many people in all walks of life, recently very big in business circles and universities. Carl Jung was influential in the development of the original idea for personality tests.
As far as accuracy goes I would dare to say this book gets pretty darn close to what our core personality really is. If you answer the questions as honestly as possible the book will describe you almost in a nutshell by the time you finish. Very interesting! Once you figure out what anagram you fall under this book will also offer advice for successful solutions to work, relationship and leisure problems based on personality type.
I highly reccommend trying this test at least once, it's fun, revealing and informative. The suggestions may also provide a bit of insight into a better fitting career and/or relationship as well....although nothing is set in stone. Just bring a pencil, an open mind and a honest heart and who knows what you will discover.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By JK on November 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is more fluff than 'formative. As a teacher, I use it to help the students in my class that find MBTI interesting to find out more about themselves (the idealists in all of us).
Its cute cartoons and easy to read questions / explanations make this the perfect book for the novice. If you are a more advanced "user" of personality typing your money would be better spent on other texts.
All in all, this book is middle of the road. If you're looking for some nice bedtime reading or just want to see what all the Myers-Briggs stuff is about then this book is for you, otherwise move along!
Regards
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
We use elements of MBTI at work, and I knew a little of the jargon and had done a test, and had been referred to some of the standard works. I "kind-of" understood, but did not really feel any of the behavioural descriptions really clicked for me. As a lunchtime browser of bookstores I picked "What Type Am I?" off the shelf and suddenly I was able to see myself through the MBTI for the first time. I found the style very easy to read, and the suggestions about working with myself and others to be very practical. For me the format was easy to follow, and I enjoyed the style, content and humour. It's insightful but not heavy. I bought one for my adult daughter.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Colleen Davenport on August 1, 2000
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This is a great beginning book for getting to know yourself. It is so very basic and easy and workable. It ought to be in every public and school library. This book would be a very useful reading for most high school classes.
The only thing is that most people will probably only want to read about the type they and their best friends are. But some important keys to self introspection and personal relationships will be discovered in even short exerpts.
It would also be delightful to get fellow workmates to take the quizzes and to share to results. It could really cut down on inter office friction.
This is a book I plan to keep in my library.
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