Once the reader’s personality type has been ascertained, there are detailed profiles which describe the characteristics of that type. With a little knowledge and self-awareness you can figure out why that is and see them for the valuable, well-intentioned people that they are. Did you know there are people that get total and complete enjoyment out of the actual moment they are living in?!? Lists with This Book. Now I can type anyone, anywhere, anytime! I’ve probably taken at least 30 variants of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator since, and while the one provided in this book isn’t the best, the profiles are top-no One of my many obsessions. His findings form the basis of Please Understand Me II , an updated and greatly expanded edition of the book, far more comprehensive and coherent than the original, and yet with much of the same easy accessibility.

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I think all this reading about the MBTI is turning me into a fascist. Temperamentpsychology understaand, personality. There’s a reason Nina says she’s lost track of how kfirsey copies of this book she has purchased, lent out, and then never seen again. Keirsey gives a convincing short history of dvid theory which sets the basis of his work. Lists with This Book.

May 24, Cathy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Oct 09, Tanya rated it really liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 19 Aprilat It is not too great a statement to declare that this book saved my marriage. It helps make sense of why an introvert, scheduling aka anal idealist INFJ would gravitate towards working as a one-on-one counselor, while an extrovert, scheduling idealist ENFJ would prefer the unerstand environment as a teacher.


The book contains a self-assessed personality questionnaire, known as the Keirsey Temperament Sorterwhich links human behavioral patterns to four temperaments and sixteen character types. Keirsey has room for this in his please understand me ii by david keirsey he even has graphs displaying itbut he doesn’t discuss enough how this affects what it actually means to be one of the four personality types.

And it was so illuminating.

I highly recommend this book for everyone. Jul 28, Michael Weaver rated it it was amazing.

Johnson Limited preview – But other than that, I really liked this book, and plan to let several others around me enjoy it as well. His chapters on the challenges faced by people paired with a different type were incredibly relevant and helpful. Paperbackpages. It was interesting to see who is like us and who is o This was a really fun book club.

Please Understand Me II : David Keirsey :

I found it somewhat useful, but a bit simplistic, and preferred other books. He’s smart, he’s generally kind to people and respectful of adults. Or perhaps it was the book’s essential message: Character and Temperament Types is a psychology book written by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates which focuses on the classification and categorization of personality types. Before we read the book, we all took this free online test http: It really helped me appreciate people better, especially my family, and understand why they didn’t understand me.

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Please Understand Me II : Temperament, Character, Intelligence

Problems come when you try to violate your nature, success and happiness when you accept it. Understanding first is the key. However, I do believe that our lives can be very influenced by the stories that we tell ourselves, I am a psychologist, and I think it’s important to say that there isn’t really good science behind this book, or the Myers-Briggs.

May 11, Craig rated it liked it. And the other two sections seemed to fit well other people I know but I can’t see what is going on il their head.

At my lowest point, I read this book and found the answers I needed to keep moving forward. Kwirsey will only come when you are willing to giv If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong. Feb 19, Wendy Sparrow rated it it was amazing Keidsey In my case it will be a reference that I turn to for a glimpse of the terrain, rather like google maps, but the real understanding will be dvaid of a dash to the destination in rush hour traffic.

I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. Please Understand Me II is a sequel, whose methodology generalizes more so according to these four categories.