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Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Temperament

by Linda V. Berens

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    Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence by David Keirsey (nathanm)
    nathanm: A more in depth explanation of the theory, its history, and foundation.

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Brilliant introduction to keirseyan temperament theory, with tables, graphics and clear explanations to make it more straightforward. Not fully comprehensive, but a superb overview for someone wanting to learn about this topic without reading a lengthy book. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0966462440, Paperback)

This new Understanding Yourself and Others provides you with . . .
* expanded info on the dynamics of temperament
* more practice for identifying different temperaments
* new applications for perspective shifting a link to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
* more information about temperament and stress
* expanded definitions on the temperament skill sets
* two full pages of descriptions for each temperament
* the Temperament Targets(TM)
* appendices with links to
- Interaction Styles
- the 16 type patterns
- Carl Jung's theory of psychological types
- the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(R) (MBTI(R)) applications for
- identifying temerament in others
- perspective shifting (shifting your perspective to understand where others are coming from) A Systemic Understanding of Personality...
Like trees in a forest we are all unique and yet interconnected. We are self-organizing systems within larger self-organizing systems. For survival, each system must remain separate and at the same time be connected with other systems. We must know our own identity, maintain our uniqueness and yet be an integral part of the larger community. Four Patterns of Personality...
The four temperaments are patterns of organization. They have been recognized for over twenty-five centuries and their existence is supported by research. Knowing these patterns allows you to know yourself and understand others at a very deep level. A Concise and Easy-to-Read Introduction...
These patterns of organization are natural organizing principles that show up in all levels of living systems. Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Temperament relates these patterns to human interaction. When you know how you tend to be organized, it is easier to work with that organizing force and to even go beyond it.

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