Please Understand Me II

By David Keirsey,

Book cover of Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence

Book description

Rev. ed. of: Please understand me. 3rd ed. c1978.

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2 authors picked Please Understand Me II as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator as the framework, this book offers deep insights into why we think, feel, and function the way we do.

I first read this book years ago and still find myself referring back to it on a regular basis when new issues come up in my life, such as a potential career change. This book truly does help me to understand myself better as well as to understand significant others in my life.

How I’m wired affects how I work, the work I’m drawn to, and how I interact with others. This insight, I have…

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Personality is a very real thing! Understanding your personality and appreciating the different personalities around you is the foundation of strong communication and productive relationships. 

Most people have characteristic ways of thinking and reacting to others. Due to our lack of knowledge about personality, we make bad assumptions and engaged in unproductive routines (e.g., trying to make others be more like us).

In short, more intrapersonal and interpersonal understanding feeds your ability to connect and that, ultimately, makes you more productive and peaceful at work and at home. This is a classic for a reason! You can study DISC, MBTI,…

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