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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Regal; 4.8.2006 edition (May 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830738401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830738403
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Discover Your Personality Type and Improve Your Relationships! Do you have trouble getting along with certain family members, friends or work associates? Why are people wired so differently? Learn how understanding your own personality type can help you turn terminated relationships into germinated, growing relationships! Once you understand your personality type and how you're wired, you will be ready to discover how to maximize your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses. Then, you'll learn how to quickly pick up cues about the personality of others from their body language. Your life will be enriched as you grow deeper in your faith, and quickly improve seemingly incompatible relationships with friends, family and coworkers!

About the Author

MARITA LITTAUER is cofounder with her mother, Dr. Florence Littauer, of the Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Seminar (CLASS) through which, for the past 20 years, she has trained up-and-coming speakers and authors. She speaks regularly across the nation and is a regular contributor to Marriage Partnership, Christian Communicator, Godly Business Woman and Writer’s Digest. Marita is the author of 16 books, including Communication Plus, Personality Puzzle and Getting Along with Almost Anybody (both with Florence Littauer), Love Extravagantly (with Chuck Noon) and You’ve Got What It Takes. She and her husband, Chuck Noon, live in Albuquerque, N.M.

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They were very practical and helpful.
M. Clemons
Marita's new book 'Wired That Way' combines in one place the resources anyone needs to build better relationships and understand oneself.
Glenda Schoonmaker
It will even help you understand yourself and how you can be a better person.
Andrea Chevalier

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dandridge on August 29, 2006
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Katherine Cook Briggs and daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers, shared an intense curiosity about typology and together they co-created what became the "gold standard" for personality profiling, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In a remarkably similar fashion, Florence, with husband Fred, began research into the four temperaments, which led to her body of work on the Personalities, paving the way for daughter Marita Littauer to add her own research and insights. Together, sharing forty years of study, they are inarguably, the Myers-Briggs for a new generation.

Now Marita Littauer has written the definitive book (with insights from Florence) about the Personalities under the clever title, Wired That Way. Let me say this plainly - you won't find the Myers-Briggs 16 personality types in this book. What you will find is the latest available information on the four basic types - often attributed to Hippocrates - of Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Melancholy, and Choleric.

Ms. Littauer writes in a conversational style that pulls you through the book, as she dives straight into the heart of practical everyday application. Through the use of story and metaphor, she takes us into the familiar daily-ness of life, and along the way, we suddenly realize we can better understand the strange people at work and the - um - "quirky" behavior of certain family members, as well as those curious individuals in our Bible Study group. In other words, wherever you find people, you will find fertile ground for applying these techniques.

I don't think it will be giving anything away to say that Ms. Littauer concludes her book with a caveat: Don't let the preferences of your personality be an excuse for poor performance or behavior. Rather, focus on using your strengths to overcome your weaknesses.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CalifReader on May 31, 2006
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I am excited about Wired That Way! It's full of fresh stories and examples that help illustrate the principles. Having all of the information about the different aspects of The Personalities in one place is going to be an awesome tool!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Glenda Schoonmaker on June 6, 2006
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Marita's new book 'Wired That Way' combines in one place the resources anyone needs to build better relationships and understand oneself. With my business name as 'Word Wardrobe,' I ask the question in my speaking and writing, 'What kind of words do you wear?' Wired That Way provides myriad examples relating how we often hurt people's feelings who have different personalities than our own. Because my emphasis is on words and the response those words bring, I'm excited to share in my Personality Trainings one comprehensive book which meets the needs of everyone. After reading this book, no one will be able to blunder through life slaying people with their words.

Glenda Schoonmaker, Writer, Speaker, Trainer
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christy Largent on May 31, 2006
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As a professional speaker who spends her days empowering others with the skills they need to build better relationships through improved communications, I'm just thrilled that Marita has updated her personality materials into one compelling resource. I've been recommending her books for years, and now "Wired that Way" is sure to become the primary foundational resource I will strongly recommend to everyone who is serious about communicating effectively with others!"

Christy Largent

Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Humorist and Member of NSA
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anita C. Lee on May 31, 2006
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Wired That Way will enrich your life as you allow yourself and others to be the persons you were created to be. One personality is not better than another; each has strengths and weaknesses. I love what Marita Littauer says in Chapter Three: "Take some time to get to know the basics of your Personality. Look at your strengths and build them up, and then work to whittle away your weaknesses." There's work to be done, and this book can help us do it.

Anita Lee

Writer, Speaker, Personality Trainer
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Chevalier on March 6, 2008
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This book has it all! It is an easy read with practical information that can be easily applied to your life. It will help you understand and know how to improve every relationship in your life. It will even help you understand yourself and how you can be a better person. The principles in this book have changed my life for the better, and they can do the same for you.
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This book is enlightening. It's very easy to follow and she covers many aspects of life (marriage, parenting, workplace, spiritual life) that helped me see the bigger picture of relationships. The different charts included are very helpful. I recommend this to anyone that is seeking a deeper understanding of relationships.
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By Tammy on June 5, 2014
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this is one of the best on personalities that I have found. very much enjoy using this book today, yea
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