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Based on the latest personality findings and drawing on the seminal work of Abraham ...
Based on the latest personality findings and drawing on the seminal work of Abraham Maslow, their approach highlights the 12 key traits that underlie all romantic compatibility, including emotional intensity, libido, view of life, materialism, and need for companionship. These traits are based on a new view of the human personality, one that acknowledges the unique blend of attitudes, needs, motivations, and physical and emotional traits that make up the individual. The closer the match between partners on the Big 12, the greater the joyful bond. Entertaining stories illustrate the various traits and combinations. With simple, fun, and easy-to-score quizzes and self-tests, readers gain the crucial knowledge about themselves to find their personal Prince Charming or Aphrodite; not a generic soulmate --but one meant just for them.
Posted January 30, 2006
This book is unique in that it focuses on developing self knowledge first. The reader learns to identify and prioritize his or her individual needs in a relationship (and, if in a relationship, the partner's needs as well) so that he or she is well equipped to identify who would represent a good match for him or her. This book is a marriage of scientific research, spirituality, and practicality. I use it in my private practice and have had positive feedback from my clients. If you are looking for a good compatibility book--whether you are in or out of a relationship--this is an excellent choice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2006
A gem. 'The Love Compatibiitiy Book, The l2 Personality Traits That Can Lead You To Your Soulmate,' is both a joyous read and an in-depth learning experience. As a longtime psychologist I had bought the book, read it and left it in the waiting room for all to flip through and, hopefully buy the book. The majority did both. With the additional information they had now gained, we could now move in more quickly to our current goals: discussing their scores on these scientifically valid but easy-to-do quizzes, translated into what the learning of their innate pesonality traits meant to them and, most sucinctly, what they could now do with that. For the couple in conflict, they knew what had gotten in the way and for the individual on the search for an intimate love relationship that would work, the kind of person that would be the most compatible with them. My take on it all is that you should read this easy to read and informative book which offers you simple and understandable tools to find and develop a satisfying relationship.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2006
I have been married for many years but still enjoyed this book. My spouse and I found comparing the personality traits presented in the book a worthwhile and fun endeavor. I recommend this book highly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 19, 2003
There are too many things I disagree about with this book. The authors definitely need to re-think some of the questions asked in their 12 questionnaires as they seem to have only been written based on their own personalities. It's hard to explain what I mean in this short review, but I think the scoring of the questions to determine your personality are too extreme. They ask too many questions that would not necessarily be relevant. IE- one of the questions to determine 'Intellectualism' asks if you were 'teased in school for being a bookworm'. I doubt that just because you WERE NOT teased for being a bookworm in school that you would not be considered an intellectual, however this question alone could make or break the cut-off point of whether you scored 'high' or 'low' on their Intellectualism personality trait. Also, I would also like to point out that the authors state culture or nationality does not play a significant part in determining your personality or romantic compatibility. However, I strongly believe that it does affect the behaviour that would be portrayed in some of the questions (ie-in many countries you wouldn't laugh out loud so easily in a movie theatre or jump up and down if you won a contest as this may show you are from a lower class, etc.), but the authors assume all extroverts in all countries would react the same way. I really think in order to write such a book, you really do need to consider your total audience and not write it with the belief that all of our diverse backgrounds would lead to similar personalities answering the questions in the same way. In short, the questions/statements need some dire re-working and re-thinking and perhaps need to be more general to be truly effective. The statements are very important since one could effectively put you in the 'high' or 'low' category. Perhaps there should be more levels (ie-high, medium, low) in determining one's personality.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.