Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type

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With over twenty-five years in print and more than two hundred and fifty thousand copies sold, Gifts Differing has helped to define our understanding of personality. Written by the creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, this book explains the essential personality types and their practical significance in your daily life; in school, at a job, in a career, or in your personal relationships.

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Overview

With over twenty-five years in print and more than two hundred and fifty thousand copies sold, Gifts Differing has helped to define our understanding of personality. Written by the creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, this book explains the essential personality types and their practical significance in your daily life; in school, at a job, in a career, or in your personal relationships.

Describing the 16 major personality types identified in the work of Briggs and Myers, this landmark book shows the profound effects--on marriage, learning and career satisfaction--of a person's style of perception and judgment. The late Isabel Briggs Myers co-authored the most widely used personality inventory in history, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891060741
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 173,503
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents Preface xi Publisher's Note xvii Part I Theory Chapter 1 An Orderly Reason for Personality Differences 1 Chapter 2 Extensions of Jung's Theory 17 Part II Effects of the Preferences on Personality Chapter 3 Type Tables for Comparison and Discovery 27 Chapter 4 Effect of the EI Preference 53 Chapter 5 Effect of the SN Preference 57 Chapter 6 Effect of the TF Preference 65 Chapter 7 Effect of the JP Preference 69 Chapter 8 Extraverted and Introverted Forms of the Processes Compared 77 Chapter 9 Descriptions of the Sixteen Types 83 Part III Practical Implications of Type Chapter 10 Use of the Opposites 115 Chapter 11 Type and Marriage 123 Chapter 12 Type and Early Learning 131 Chapter 13 Learning Styles 139 Chapter 14 Type and Occupation 149 Part IV Dynamics of Type Development Chapter 15 Type and the Task of Growing Up 167 Chapter 16 Good Type Development 173 Chapter 17 Obstacles to Type Development 181 Chapter 18 Motivation for Type Development in Children 185 Chapter 19 Going On From Wherever You Are 191 Endnotes 203 References 205 About Isabel Briggs Myers 207 Full-Size Type Table 212 Index 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2010

    Great, but Organization and Clarity are Lacking

    I have found the Myer-Briggs psychometric test to be incredibly insightful; really the best test out there. The results captured my personality outstandingly well. I would recommend this book to just about anybody; you can learn so much about yourself, that you may be shocked at how well the book knows you. However, it can be difficult to maneuver the book because the sections are not well organized-- it would be best if there were a section on determining your personality type and then a separate section for each of the 16 types. Also, I felt that it lacked clarity in many parts. For example, I wasn't sure if i was Sensing or Intuitive because both sounded like they could apply to me. Other than that, it's a great book, and the research within it has become quite famous.

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    Isabel Briggs Myers, who had no training as a psychologist, brok

    Isabel Briggs Myers, who had no training as a psychologist, broke new ground when she applied Carl Gustav Jung’s psychological types to healthy individuals. She writes that each person has unique innate gifts, and that makes human interaction singular and challenging. This classic textbook – though repetitive, scholarly and laden with technical tables – can help you understand how to deal with personality types that differ from your own. Briggs Myers (in collaboration with her son, Peter B. Myers, who wrote the preface) developed this text as an outgrowth of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which she created with her mother, Katherine Cook Briggs, to help place women in jobs when World War II took most able-bodied men out of the US workforce. Most of its information is enduringly useful, though the chapter on marriage seems mired in an earlier time. getAbstract recommends this book’s insights and communication lessons; it can help readers better understand themselves, their bosses, their staff and their loved ones.

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