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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; annotated edition edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800787307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800787301
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #886,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Become the best possible you. If you're ready to create positive changes in your life, Dr. Kevin Leman has great news: Whatever flaws you think you have can be overcome--for good. Unlock the secrets of your birth order, your childhood memories, your "love language," and your natural personality bent to discover how you became the person you are today. Then you're ready for your own "personality makeover." Once you really understand yourself-your strengths, weaknesses, predispositions, family background, and the forces of nature--there will be no holding you back. Get ready to become your personal best in every aspect of life. Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, best-selling author, and the founder of MatchWise.com. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest for The View, The Early Show, NBC's TODAY, and CNN.

About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and best-selling author. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest for The View, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.

More About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker, has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The best-selling and award-winning author has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including "The View" with Barbara Walters, "The Today Show," "Oprah," CBS's "The Early Show," "Live with Regis Philbin," CNN's "American Morning," and "LIFE Today" with James Robison, and he has served as a contributing family psychologist to "Good Morning America." He is the founder and president of Couples of Promise, an organization designed and committed to helping couples remain happily married. Dr. Leman is also a charter faculty member of iQuestions.com. He has written over 30 best-selling books about marriage and family issues, including "The Birth Order Book" and "Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage." Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson. They have five children.

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Great stories, fun to read, and just plain funny in parts.
Eric D. Beaty
As I continue my Kevin Leman book marathon, this was a needed inclusion in the tour.
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This book offers the same insight and humor as his previous books.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Karma Warrior on November 14, 2008
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This book was my first book by Kevin Leman.
It came at the perfect time in my life and helped me a great deal. I dare to say that this is one of the best "self-help" books I've read on the subject.
And I loved how Dr. Leman is able to explain complicated issues in simple terms and straight to the point.

By the end of the book I feel I learned to see the people I know/love a little different and I also learned to understand them (and myself) better.
Thank you Dr. Leman for your great advice and good sense of humor :)
I also highly recommend this writer's "Birth Order" book as well as his books on raising children.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eric D. Beaty on May 10, 2010
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I first heard about Kevin Leman on a broadcast of Focus on the Family promoting his newest book "Have A New Husband By Friday." He related so much to me as a male in relating to females and was such a funny guy that I had to go out and buy something of his to read. "Be Your Own Shrink" is that book.

This book is loaded with useful information about how to figure out where you belong in your family (birth order), what your personality type is, how your childhood memories play an important role in shaping who you are, and how to find out your "love language" (originally the concept of Gary Chapman, to whom Leman gives due credit). There is also a chapter on how to "Be Your Own Shrink" which I thought was the most valuable part in the book.

In this chapter, Leman talks about how to apply all the things learned in the previous chapters to change who you are in terms of what you think about yourself and how you can put all the tools (birth order, personality traits, childhood memories, and love languages) to good use in overcoming the rut you might be stuck in. A lot of this has to do with how you see your self and how you can change that to work for you.

I recommend this book and the other book of his I've read, "The New Birth Order Book" -- which goes more in depth about birth order -- to anybody. Great stories, fun to read, and just plain funny in parts. Get it; you won't regret it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Debora F. Noyes on August 28, 2008
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I would sugguest you save your money and buy the Birth Order book. This book is a rehash of that work plus an amalgamation of Gary Chapman's book The Five Languages of Love. I wonder if this book isn't a reponse to Leman's publisher to "give us one more book". I am disappointed when books are restatements from previous works and this is that kind of book.
Save your money.
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Please don't write me off as just another Choleric youngest child, with only child tendencies, when I say that you MUST read this book! And if you have no idea what I mean by that: Again, read the book. Dr. Leman has brilliantly combined four areas that make up who we are in a fun, eye-opening book that I could not put down. I obviously picked up this book- a "self-help" book- because I was unhappy with certain parts of who I was. I had attempted other self-help reads, only to find them smarmy and unrealistic. Dr. Leman smashed them to bits with his witty, straightforward approach. I walked away feeling as though I had just had coffee with a trusted friend- a friend who knew my strengths, my faults...and had me laughing about them in the end. I must issue one warning, though. I do NOT recommend reading this book in front of others, especially if you get embarassed easily. You see, the content is so relevant, so enlightening, that you may find yourself laughing outloud or saying, "So that's why..." out of nowhere. So, get this book (have I mentioned that?), find a quiet spot, and enjoy finding out the pieces of who you are! I certainly did.
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