In order to know what we should do or how we should live, we must first know who we are. This compels us to understand ourselves and to clarify our identity. This “search for self” is also what leads many of us to personality typology. We sense that understanding our type might give us insight into ourselves, as well as the role we might play in the theater of life. Unfortunately, many personality books provide only a superficial understanding of the types. Seeing only the outermost shell of the types, they fail to capture many of their nuances and complexities.
This book is different. Not only does it explore the conscious and more overt features of the types, but devotes considerable time to examining what is happening on a deeper level. If you hope to better understand the intricacies of your type, as well as your path toward personal growth, this book is for you.
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“Excellent. Really helpful.”
I’ve read a lot about Myers Briggs personality types and this is the best book that I have ever found on the subject. Myers-Briggs intended to highlight the more subtle aspects and interplay of dominant versus non-dominant traits, as this reveals very important insights into each type. Many books and articles on Myers Briggs personality types don’t therefore cover all of the intended territory, but this one does, and with great depth and insight. I really learned a lot more about my own type and also my girlfriend’s type. Very helpful! I also found the quality of the writing to be clear and illuminating. The book took me to a deeper level of understanding of type dynamics and for the most part, without losing me.
Jen S. writes:
“It feels good to finally know my type!”
This book was helpful in confirming that I am an INFP rather than INFJ. While I enjoyed and found parts of myself in both descriptions, the INFP profile really hit home… It feels good to finally know my type!
Nick M. writes:
“Useful information about the types I haven’t read elsewhere.”
I’ve been studying type on and off for a couple of years now, built I’ve never delved that seriously into all the type “functions” – extraverted verses introverted feeling, etc. This book really lays it out well… Overall, it is excellent and at just the right price.
M. Greer writes:
“The best holistic approach to type.”
This is an excellent book on personality type. It explains type theory in a way that is accessible and close to the original intent of Jung’s Psychological Type theory. While most books these days explain type as a mere sum of the four letters (i.e., the preferences), this book emphasizes the functions and their ordering…If you want a clear, thorough, and perhaps the best holistic approach to type, search no longer, you have found your book.
“The most accurate and insightful type descriptions I have encountered.”
These are probably the most accurate and insightful type descriptions I have encountered to date. I especially appreciated the profile describing my own type (INFJ). It alone made the book worthwhile.