Thursday, January 12, 2012

What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are By Renee Baron

What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are

What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are By Renee Baron

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used psychological indicator in the world. Millions of people take the test annually. Now a family therapist explains this fascinating system of ideas to the public in a way that is entertaining and easy to absorb. Based on the work of Carl Jung, the MBTI is a system that discusses people's individual preferences on four basic scales: how they relate to the world, take in information, make decisions, and manage their lives. Renee Baron takes on the complexity of the sixteen personality types and makes them accessible so the general reader can comprehend them, find their own type, and use the knowledge to enrich their own lives. She presents information about individual strengths and weaknesses along with suggestions for personal growth and awareness. Insightful, helpful, and encouraging, What Type Am I? is the only user-friendly guide to the MBTI--and an eminently useful step in helping individuals appreciate, and apply their strength, to work, love, and life.
Baron has co-authored two bestselling books: Are You My Type, Am I Yours and The Eneagram Made Easy

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #34556 in Books
  • Published on: 1998-08-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .45" h x 7.54" w x 9.24" l, .60 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 171 pages
Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator temperament test is given annually to millions of people, mainly business students and job applicants. But what good does it do, short of giving you a catchy-sounding, four-letter abbreviation (ENTJ, ISFP) that you can sometimes use to break the ice at cocktail parties? The aim of this book is to help you apply your knowledge to the benefit of both your work and love life--and to teach you how to prevent personality clashes by slightly adjusting your behavior around others, once you ascertain which "type" they fall under.

The four areas covered by Myers-Briggs are how you relate to the world (Extraverting or Introverting); how you take in information (Sensing or iNtuiting); how you make decisions (Thinking or Feeling); and how you manage your life (by Judging or Perceiving). If you don't already know your profile, take the fun and quick 20-question quizzes for each of the four categories. (Do you dislike routine and repetition? Do you prefer to finish one project before starting another, or does that not matter to you? Do people seek you out for warmth and nurturing?) You're then given tons of tips for getting along in this world. ESFPs are warned that they should not get involved in too many activities, lest they forget their responsibilities. INTJs need to learn to be more flexible, and are sometimes best off working for themselves. If you're dating someone who's an NF, "give them cards, gifts, compliments, hugs, adoration, and other forms of loving attention"; they enjoy romance and need this kind of doting.

There's also fascinating information about which functions are dominant in each of the 16 types, and how they're broken out by percentages, population-wide.

Customer Reviews

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful.
5A simple, fun book
By Kristin Brown
Although this book does not cover Myers-Brigg/Keirsey-based personality typing with the depth of "Please Understand Me" or "Personality Type: An Owner's Manual" (both very good books), it's an excellent quick and easy resource on the 4 basic types and the 16 specific types. Besides character-specific traits, the author offers tips on getting along with each type, as well as well as tips for each type on getting along with other types. I do think the self assessment in the front could be a bit more comprehensive, but this book was obviously not written to be the definitive information source on Myers-Brigg, so I think that's excusable. When introducing MB/K to others, this is the book I reach for - it's easy to understand and appealing to read.

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
5This book is great - it's fun, light and very informative
By A Customer
This book is great for the lay person to help understand the Myers Briggs temperment typing. I've read Kiersey Bates and this book was much better at giving me an appreciation and understanding of the different types. I learned so much from the great cartoons - the types come alive through the cartoons. The types are described so well that I use this book as a reference to help me in my relationships with my family members, friends and co-workers. It's a light, fun, easy to understand description of the Myers Briggs system of temperment typing.

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent Resource
By K. E. High
I am a Myers-Briggs facilitator, teaching people how to apply personality type to their lives. I have several reference books available for my clients/students. By far, this book is the most popular because it is very easy to read. It has cartoons that communicate concepts very easily. This book also gives specific information on realationships and careers -- most of my clients are most interested in learning about. Several clients have purchased their own copies of this book for their own reference.

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