About the Book
We turn to personality typology seeking clarity about who we are and how we might live better in accordance with our type. We sense that understanding our type might provide insight into ourselves, as well as the role we might play in the larger theater of life. Unfortunately, many personality books provide only a superficial understanding of the types. By focusing on their outermost shell, they fail to elucidate their underlying nuances and complexities.
This book, a compendium of Dr. Drenth’s 16 personality profiles, is different. Not only does it explore the conscious and more overt features of the types, but uncovers what’s happening on a deeper level. Rooted in the seminal works of Jung and Myers-Briggs, it features in-depth analyses of the types—their personality traits, functions (e.g., Ni, Fe), strengths, and weaknesses—including expanded descriptions of the INFJ, INFP, and INTJ types. It also explores type theory, the inferior function, and paths for growth and development. If you’re looking for an insightful and comprehensive guide to the types and type theory, this book is for you.
“Best Book on the Subject. Illuminating.”
“I’ve read a lot about Myers Briggs personality types and this is the best book that I have ever found on the subject… I learned a lot more about my own type as well as my girlfriend’s type. 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.”
“A Clear & Thorough 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 theory. While most books explain type as a mere sum of the four letters, this book emphasizes the functions and their ordering… If you want a clear, thorough, and holistic approach to type, search no longer, you have found your book.”
“Useful Material I Haven’t Read Elsewhere”
“I’ve been studying type on and off for a couple of years now, but I’ve never delved that seriously into all the type functions. This book really lays it out well… Overall, it is excellent.”
“The Most Insightful Type Descriptions”
“These are 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.”
About the Author
A.J. Drenth is a four-time author and recognized authority on personality typology. He founded Personality Junkie® in 2009 which has since grown to see over 70,000 subscribers and three million annual visitors. His work has been referenced in numerous books and publications and he currently boasts the two best-selling INTP books on Amazon.com.