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Why People Drive You Crazy: Part One: A Fresh Look at Temperament Paperback – July 3, 2012
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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About the Author
Karyn Van Der Zwet, a teacher, writer and mother, spent seven years in pursuit of the answer to one question: "What makes the human brain happy?" Her findings demolished many strongly held western beliefs about parenting, teaching and why people behave the way they do. She offers insights into the human condition based on the intersection of findings from a range of scientific research. Her book WHY PEOPLE DRIVE YOU CRAZY: PART ONE, A FRESH LOOK AT TEMPERAMENT is the first in the series. The second book in the series, ALL ABOUT TANTRUMS: WHY WE HAVE THEM, HOW TO PREVENT THEM, WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY HAPPEN is also available on amazon.com. Karyn currently lives with her husband and three sons in semi-rural New Zealand. She writes for her own blog http://kloppenmum.wordpress.com and at times for http://worldmomsblog.wordpress.com
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The problem with Myers-Briggs, is its pigeonhole approach. Early in this booklet (note that it is just 70 p. in print), the author presents an interesting table that appears to suggest blendings of the four main temperaments that she posits. Unfortunately she does not discuss those complexities much beyond the tantalizing initial mention. She also notes which 'temperaments' are likeliest to have allergies, with neither discussion nor evidence in support of such a connection. I'm not saying she's wrong -- only that she has not convinced me that she's right about this.
I would have given this booklet two stars, but bumped it up one because the author supplies a substantial, interesting, list of works consulted.
The booklet contains some interesting ideas, is brief, and is inexpensive, so it's not a terribly risky purchase. But I have no plans to purchase any of the author's forthcoming installments. This really had the feel of a 'teaser', or even a proposal for a larger project.