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Title : Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work
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ISBN : 9780440507048
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Number of Pages : 289 Pages
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  • mlady_rebecca
    2019-04-08 07:49

    My favorite book on Myers-Briggs temperament sorting. I love the insight into what motivates and energizes different types of people. No specific type is considered "better" than another, although some combinations are more rare. Personally, I'm an INTJ - Introvert/ iNtuitive/ Thinking/ Judging.Introversion/ Extroversion - how you gain energy.iNtuitive/ Sensor - how you perceive the world.Thinking/ Feeling - how you make decisionsJudging/ Perceiving - how you organize your world.INTJ INFJ INFJ INTJINTP INFP INFP INTPENTP ENFP ENFP ENTPENTJ ENFJ ENFJ ENTJP.S. Just bought my 3rd copy of this book. (11/29/2013) Lost the first one. The second is buried in storage. Found the third on Kindle.

  • Bucket
    2019-03-30 11:30

    Kroeger and Thuesen write in-depth about the practical applications of the Myers-Briggs type indicator, which is based on Jungian personality types. Basically, they take a complex, philosophical subject and break it down in ways that help people apply it to their own lives and relationships. They discuss the implications of personality type in all aspects of life: work, marriage, parenting, school, etc.For my graduate school leadership class I took the officially-facilitated test and came out with the personality type: INFJ. The first thing I did was read the profile in chapter 10 of this book, and it's accuracy in 95% of what it said nearly reduced me to tears. Reading the rest of the book gave me a lot of insight into interpersonal dynamics I see and experience at work and at school. It also put into clearer form many of the ways that my husband and I have worked out to understand each other's different needs and goals. I was excited to see that much of what the two of us have discovered about each other and compromised on over the years of our relationship falls right in line with Kroeger and Thuesen's suggestions. What really made me think more than anything else in the book was the little bit of information tacked on the end in Appendix 2: that extroverts show their best/dominant quality to the world and introverts actually keep their best/dominant quality to themselves and show their secondary quality to the world. This has definitely shifted somewhat the way I work on being a more socially engaged person. I have definitely been going at it using my F trait (my secondary trait) and keeping my N trait to myself until I really, really feel comfortable.Themes: psychology, Jung, leadership, relationships, communication, practical self-help

  • M
    2019-04-20 09:30

    The most readable, engaging introduction to Myers' theory of type I've come across. Type Talk is to Myers-Briggs what I'm O.K., You're O.K. is to Transactional Analysis. When you finish reading it you'll have the satisfying illusion that you understand it thoroughly.

  • Hailey Whitman
    2019-04-02 07:49

    Fascinating! I love how they discuss "type watching" and teach how to guess someone's personality in a matter of minutes (although some personalities may not be easy to guess and require many interactions). I also appreciated how they clarified that personalities are complex and they aren't suggesting that we are strictly one personality. Rather, we have "preferences." The way we reenergize, take in information, make decisions, and what we do with that information, can help to determine which letters represent our personality types. I'm an INFJ - the one quirk is that, at times, I can be incredibly indecisive, which does not match the description of an INFJ.

  • Anne
    2019-04-20 09:30

    It's definitely an introductory book -- which is a shame since I picked it up after already exploring this subject for weeks and weeks on end. That's not the book's fault though. Honestly, if it wasn't stuff that I already had a grasp on, I would have given this a higher rating.I didn't like how the final type-descriptions in the back were extremely short. Fleshing out each type would have been a lot more interesting to read. It was pretty fragmented. Also being able to see the combination of all of these letters (E/I, N/S, T,F, J/P) finally meshing together at the end of the book would have been much more fulfilling. We could have seen everything we were reading about come together. I suppose one can still do a rougher-version that themselves though.What really stood out to me were the examples sprinkled throughout the book. Theoretically, I understand/understood the concepts, but seeing real situations really made the content stick. Prime examples come from the open-door policies in the office, the husband asking his wife if she wanted a peach as well as her response, the handedness analogy in chapter one, etc. I would recommend this book to anyone. Even if you aren't a subscriber in type-casting or MBTI, gaining insight into how people interact was worth the read (especially if someone were to apply it to the workplace).

  • February Four
    2019-03-29 08:37

    I liked this for the comprehensive overview of all 16 types as well as some things on what to look for, but Typewatching is not just about people on the extremes--people who are close to the center of the spectrum between their E and I, for example, don't act like the E or I types described in the book, and it is very difficult to get at other subtle differences like that. Overall, though, this was a positive read.

  • Elizabeth Walls
    2019-04-15 10:48

    I mostly skimmed through this book to the parts that go into detail about my specific results, INFJ, from the MBTI. I also may have forced my significant other into taking the questionnaire and read more about how we interpret and handle situations as well as how we communicate.

  • Adrienna
    2019-04-12 08:54

    In general, I took brief notes on my personality traits as a INTJ. I learned there are more males in this personality trait/characteristic and lines up with the fields I have done already...just one more to go and hope I do well based on this book and others in relation....

  • Hadrian
    2019-04-05 05:37

    Watered down, but practical guide to Jungian MBTI personality types.

  • Kev Willoughby
    2019-03-22 07:42

    Type Talk is a very insightful book that helped me to understand myself and those that I work with more clearly. I was not surprised to learn that my "type" is INTJ. What was surprising and helpful was finding out what effect each of those characteristics within my profile has on my interaction with others at work. The Type Talk personality theory is built around four tendencies that are natural parts of an individual's personal traits. Each individual has a natural propensity to lean toward one preference in each of the following pairs: Introvert or Extrovert; Intuitive or Sensing; Thinking or Feeling; and Judging or Perceiving.

  • Miles Wen
    2019-04-12 11:55

    It’s good to know Myers Briggs Personality Types and how different people might fit into different personality categories. However, feels like that such “categorisation” serves more like an assurance to one’s prior judgement on an individual rather than providing practical insights on how to work with people in general.

  • Jonathan Downing
    2019-04-14 05:38

    LOVED this book. It was very good and it told me a lot about the MBTI that I previously didn't know. I would say, though, that although it does introduce the topic from the beginning, having some background knowledge about the Type Indicator certainly came in useful.

  • Jennie Kerns
    2019-04-02 08:38

    I didn't read this entire book - maybe read half and certain sections. Highly recommend it tho as it explains the Myer Brigg personalities SO well 👏🏻

  • Sarah DiPascal
    2019-04-14 10:49

    I would recommend this book to anyone being introduced to the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) world. Or you know...any of you personality type/psychology dorks like me. ;)This book is very insightful, walking through what makes each individual type tick and how they can reach their full potential in their relationships, careers, and daily lives. Side note: These "types" aren't meant to put anyone in a box. The things written about your type shouldn't be the deciding factor for your life. While the MBTI types can be amazingly accurate, each person is completely unique. Personally, I simply find this type theory very interesting. Learning about my type has confirmed a lot of things about my personality that I never understood, and it's been quite a relief to know that there are others out there who think and function in similar ways that I do. As always, happy reading.

  • Tessa
    2019-04-06 05:50

    This book had a lot of information to offer-- some of it interesting, some of it very drawn out. There were a few chapters I skimmed because they just didn't seem relevant for me, but there were some chapters I read in one sitting because I was so curious about the topic. I think it might be a good little resource for people who are just starting to get into MBTI. I've been studying MBTI for a while so a lot of it was like a review for me, but I still grasped a few new, interesting things. It was just boring for me overall.Two little disclaimers to keep in mind: 1) It was published in 1988, so some of the information/examples are a bit dated. 2) Sometimes the descriptions of the different functions sounded like they were written by someone biased against those functions, which I was not a fan of.

  • Sara
    2019-04-14 03:42

    A good introduction to the concepts of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. This is where I started, and I usually recommend this book as a starting point to people when they want to know more MBTI and personality typology in general. As I said, it introduces the concepts in a way that's written in an engaging and easy language. However, I think the book's main flaw is that it encorporates too much from Keirsey's work, e.g. Please Understand Me II. I am highly critical of Keirsey's work, and I believe that this book suffers from drawing too much on Keirsey's temperaments, which leads to more stereotypical content. However, in spite of this flaw, I still recommend this book. I still go back to it from time to time to refresh myself and to use as an example of how to convey the information about personality typology to people unfamiliar with the concepts.

  • Rosa Frei
    2019-04-17 04:29

    Type watching is a a characterisation of the ways we perceive and relate to our world. It is a judgement-free psychological system, a way of explaining "normal" psychology (and not abnormal psychology). There are no good or bad "types", only differences. Typewatching celebrates those differences, using them creatively and constructively. The book contains many practical situation studies, demonstrating the different reactions of people of different types, in the same life situation (at home, relationships, work, career, money, parenting, etc.). I believe that knowing about these differences is a great help to understand, and most importantly, to accept ourselves and other more. It is a great instrument to solve problems in a creative, understanding way.

  • Shelby
    2019-04-11 07:55

    BEWARE. If you read this book, you will find yourself sucked into a Typewatching spiral. IT NEVER ENDS. Still. You should read it. Especially if you are a writer, because it will help tremendously with characterization. Also provides hours of entertainment when it comes to Typing your favorite TV characters. A word of caution, though -- don't try to read it all in one go. Grab a copy from your local library, read a few sections at a time, and renew it if you have to (I did). The Is and Es and Fs Ss Js Ps Ts and Ns can get a little overwhelming if you try to blaze through 280+ pages in a single week. This isn't meant to be an easy read, but it is infinitely rewarding, if you put in the effort.

  • Deborah Berberi
    2019-04-11 09:59

    A good book if you are into personality types...I don't think I believe in this kind of thing any more...For example...I came out from the test as INTP...Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving. It all has to do with different letters....wrong...I'm not thinking! I'm feeling. You are either thinking or feeling. But...I do think that everyone has bits and pieces of all the personality types. Not just one main thing. I am introverted sometimes and extroverted other times. It goes on and on...I can't remember all the different types. The book could give more insight into different aspects of the personality as a whole and how they affect the way that people act.

  • Shennety
    2019-04-21 06:39

    Довольно интересная книга, которая может помочь лучше разобраться в себе и причинах того или иного поведения других людей. Конечно, брать ее за некий шаблон, чтобы "подгонять" в его рамки знакомых людей, всё же не стоит, о чем неоднократно настаивают сами авторы. Тем не менее, эта книга однозначно станет первым шагом к пониманию, почему многие люди не правильно Вас понимают, или не понимают вообще, а также рекомендуется прочитать родителям, дабы они не совершали ошибок во время воспитания детей, пытаясь вылепить из них свою точную копию!Легко и быстро читается, не перегружая данными и теориями.

  • Gina
    2019-04-19 09:30

    I read this book for a leadership course I attended for my job. I enjoyed learning about all the different personality types associated with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The information was a little dated for some personality types. For instance, introverts were described as a very small portion of the overall population; however, today's MBTI literature describes introverts as nearly half of the population. But the book is nearly three decades old now, so new studies have led to new knowledge. Still, it was an enjoyable read.

  • Nadia Alblooshi
    2019-04-12 07:55

    Very useful and informative book. It can be your introductory material to the world of MBTI. Lots of advices, whispers and guidance on how to celebrate our differences in personalities. Many consultation stories with families and corporates. This is a rich book which will change your mind set, and forces you to excuse people and accept them for what they are, and become aware of your own self and accept it for what you are. Highly recommended (y)

  • Bence
    2019-03-30 10:29

    A classic for psychology. Has a lot of fine points about how to understand and efficiently communicate with different people, with plenty of examples from family and corporate life. For me, the most important fundamental lesson was that people are different by nature, and it is okay: innate personality does not make anyone superior or inferior, they just operate on different terms.

  • Sam Kristen
    2019-03-23 07:37

    To me whose personality this book's description of the type that I am fits much of, I find the book really entertaining and applicable. I now have another common language with my peers and get to know how to interact with people more as a P person whose acts are largely influenced by others. It serves as a resource for me as I verbalize my and others' characteristics, which is helpful.

  • Shereen Elaidi
    2019-04-09 08:56

    It was okay. It didn't discuss cognitive functions, which is the backbone to the MBTI theory. That was my biggest problem with this book. It's a good introductory book to people new to MBTI, but if you've already been studying MBTI and understand the basics, I suggest you find a more in-depth book.

  • Jason Pere
    2019-04-16 08:43

    If you are into MBTI this is one of the most easily accessible and absorbable books I have come across. I would stay away from this title if you are note a subscriber to the MBTI theorem but if you feel that the 16 types are something you want to know more about then this is well worth the time. On a personal note I am an INFP.

  • Cathy
    2019-04-10 05:35

    Interesting...I have read other books about this typing process, but this one, instead of testing to see where you are, used the description of each type and each combination to help you pick out who you are and who others are. It helped me understand my spouse much better than I had.

  • Joanie
    2019-04-02 04:53

    Still on my psychology kick. I am semi-obsessed with the MBTI and so devoured this book and then mentally typed everyone I came into contact with for weeks. Wonderfully informative, easy to understand and extremely enjoyable if you are on a MBTI kick.

  • Brent Ranalli
    2019-03-24 08:58

    One has to take with a grain of salt the idea that all personalities belong to 16 distinct "types," but Myers-Briggs is a useful and thought-provoking heuristic, another way to approach human nature, and I feel I'd be impoverished if I hadn't been introduced to it by this eminently readable book.

  • Keli Wright
    2019-03-21 06:35

    I was really excited to read this but then I found out my personality "changed" and they had split up things by different letters ...I could not keep..up...and all those boring for instances was like a text book after awhile..and I don't want to read a text book!!