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Elemental Love Styles: Find Compatibility and Create a Lasting Relationship Paperback – February 2, 2010
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It surprised me too because I thought I was pretty savvy about what elemental type I was, and what I thought others to be. I realized after taking his test that I was more water than air and that really opened up a whole new world of exploration for me - not just how I relate to my partner, but how I relate to myself.
My favorite types of books on this subject are those where the author comes to a deeper insight based on his/her own intuition, experience and reflection. This is one of those books! Sure, you can get a book on astrology where someone has synthesized some material that's already out there, but this is a whole new paradigm!
The book is thoroughly laid out and includes the self-assessment test, insights about your type, and tools for how the different elemental types interact.
This book would be a valuable asset to anyone's library and I give it my highest recommendation!
I have found this book to be a bright lamp post in the dark. I first read it when I was single and didn't know why I've had failed relationships. And since then I go back to it while in relationships to shine more light on why I (or my partner) might be acting a certain way.
Although open communication with a partner is essential having an objective viewpoint helps to get out of our head and understand things more clearly. Plus who doesn't want to be happy and in love? This book certainly helps you get closer to that!!
and simply explains the meaning in layman's terms and gets the reader to understand
how style means in terms of romantic relationships.
I really liked how the author put a small twist on the languages of love and the time taken to explain in detail about how it can work for success in one's life.
And even though others are saying there's nothing new under the sun, what kept me going about this book was the passion and heart put into the book by the author. I felt the author's spirit as I delved into passages that explained the beauty of what love can be if one listens correctly.
I've read a lot of relation books and I really had not expected to read something different when I opened the book. I did and I enjoyed my literary journey.
For example, the book begins by asking the reader to profile themself, and then analyze their deeper relationship needs in light of the profile. Martin then takes it a step further by asking the reader to analyze their partners and look at the cross interactions to determine likely challenges and positives to the relationship - as well as some practical advice on how to work through them.
The book itself is probably most useful as an introspective tool. As Martin notes in his introduction, "Know Thyself" is a critical requirement. Also he stresses that WE need to be the one to understand, adapt and change in the relationship through better understanding of ourselves and our partners deeper needs and behaviors.
I found Martin's self-diagnostic questionaire to be a useful tool, and his descriptions of the various personality types to be spot on. While Martin notes that most of us combine parts of all the elements in our personality, I would have liked to see more discussion or attempt at analysis of combined personality types - paricularly if one element is not excessively dominant. Having said that, the book will make you self reflective and more self aware. Worth picking up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seemed interesting at first however its too complex and boring to complete.Skimming it you might get some useful information. Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by Brandy Alexander
I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't. A lot of the information and quizzes seem just silly. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by booktalk29
For some reason, I can't stay away from books that have to do with personality traits, astrological signs, and relationship advice based on some random test. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Laura Henri
This doesn't really stand out from a crowd of archetype-based "this will tell you about who you are and how to live your life!" books. Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by Lupa
Actually, I'd rate this 2.5 stars. Usually, I enjoy horoscope/sign books about the compatibility of signs so when I saw this book it looked really interesting. Read morePublished on December 17, 2010 by Shana
The book gives you a quiz to help you identify which elemental love style you are fire, water, air, or earth. Your partner can also take this quiz. Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Steve Burns
Elemental Love Styles: Find Compatibility and Create a Lasting Relationship provides a fine guide to self-discovery and includes many important keys to locating a life partner... Read morePublished on June 11, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
I was looking forward to this book and its different take on relationships. Unfortunately, I remain disappointed. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by S. Reader