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Personality Hacker: Harness the Power of Your Personality Type to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Life Paperback – August 28, 2018
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About the Author
Joel Mark Witt is a speaker, writer, and digital media entrepreneur with a focus on personal growth and transformational leadership. As the co-owner and CEO of Personality Hacker, he oversees a new kind of publishing company that merges digital media with emerging models of human development focused on helping people “hack” their personalities and create more happiness in their lives.
- Publisher : Ulysses Press (August 28, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1612437664
- ISBN-13 : 978-1612437668
- Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #109,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I’m trying to sort out my future after ending my former career, and my husband and I are trying to land on “the where” of our next geographic move next year. What I read about my type in “the car model” was so helpful in determining that my 10 yr old has been trying to drive the car and my 3 yr old has been having a meltdown in the back seat while I have been tying to figure out these decisions.
Honestly, I was driving myself batty w/ these perplexing decisions and kind of mad God wasn’t seemingly honoring my prayers for wisdom. So glad I ordered this book - may sound corny but I think it was heaven sent.
This isn’t a self help manual, IMO, it’s a guide to helping us to know ourselves and to grow into taking responsibility for living out who we are meant to be. Finally, I’m hopeful that my future can be known, and I’m looking forward to the discovery process.
Thank you Joel and Antonia for all the years of hard work poured into this book!
I also highly recommend checking out their podcast as it continues the topics presented in the book and takes them to new levels of understanding. What Joel and Antonia are doing with Personality Hacker is simply wonderful. Not only are they creating great content, but they are creating a community of people interested in personal development. Their Facebook Intuitive Awakening group has been the source of many new friendships and thoughtful and respectful conversations. On top of all that, they are responsible for creating many personality related meet-ups all over the world.
So not only can you read and listen to their awesome content, you can participate in the discussion online, or find a meet-up and meet like minded people who are oriented towards personal development. It's a truly wonderful thing.
The only criticism I offer of the book is found early on in regards to personal security and that is to not use either politics or religion for example to make a point, it's way too personal a subject for many people. I think if that statement about politics had to be written over I would write " Evidence suggests that modern day political campaigns are becoming more and more influenced by foreign governments and private research firms." If you remember even in the distant past, the French influenced militarily the outcome of the Revolutionary war against the British Empire, nothing new here. My point here is don't take it personal or make it personal when it comes to business, be heart centered, be compassionate, and be generous, however if you are not directly writing a book about politics or religion as it applies to personality then I am suggesting to leave those things out as they can negatively impact whether or not someone returns the book or does business with you. The same could be said of sports teams. There has been a lot of animosity over these subjects, which has resulted in bad things happening when it was taken personally and alienated people with opposing beliefs. Business is one area where when it comes to information, that using abstraction can be beneficial, because it lacks a certain personal flair and people can make up their own minds.
Detail laden personal beliefs tend to be hard and inflexible, not leaving a customer with a sense of autonomy. I still love the book and as a published author myself, I think this was well done and hope you write more books in the future.
That being said, Personality Hacker isn't a book about finding your personality type. There's plenty of books that cover that subject in depth, and I'd argue there are enough online and offline resources to do so. Personality Hacker shines best when it covers the more 'vague' topics such as cognitive functions. I think this book does a great job of providing context on personality types, the overall framework and more obscure models, and giving insight into how the cognitive functions need to grow and develop.
There are a few parts I didn't like – namely I feel that they could've gone more in depth on the FIRM model, and I find the car model explanation to be functional, but a bit silly and juvenile. But for understanding the framework of the cognitive stack it definitely works. Overall I would recommend this to anyone interested in going past the basics of MBTI and really focusing on developing and honing their personality and personal development.
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Reviewed in Canada on October 8, 2018
There are a lot of books and information on personality types by Jung and Myers-Briggs, but most are there to give information on theory, where Personality Hacker not only gives this information, but most importantly gives information in how to use this information in your own personal growth.
- INFJ, MBTI Practitioner, Suicidologist