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The New Personality Self -portrait  is the only guide to personality types based on  the American Psychiatric Association's  just-published official diagnostic system — the DSM  -IV — and written by one of today's  leading personality researchers. A long-time  backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now  been completely updated to include all the  fascinating new information about how we become who we  are-and ...

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Overview

The New Personality Self -portrait  is the only guide to personality types based on  the American Psychiatric Association's  just-published official diagnostic system — the DSM  -IV — and written by one of today's  leading personality researchers. A long-time  backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now  been completely updated to include all the  fascinating new information about how we become who we  are-and how we can change. The self-test in  The New Personality Self -portrait is  already used extensively in mental health and  business settings. It reveals a profile so personal,  so accurate, that it's as individual as a  fingerprint. Readers discover their unique mix of 14  distinct personality styles — and learn how those  traits impact their relationships, work and home  life. Fascinating case histories show each style in  action, with tips on how to live and work with  every type, and exercises for turning  vulnerabilities into strengths — plus warnings about when  individual differences develop into personality  disorders.

The only guide to personality types based on the American Psychiatric Association's just-published official diagnostic system--the DSM-IV--and written by one of today's leading personality researchers, this long-time backlist bestseller has been completely updated to include all the fascinating new infotmation about how we become who we are--and how we can change.

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"You cannot read this book without  attaining a deeper and clearer understanding of  yourself and the people you care about." —  Herbert Pardes, M.D., Dean of the Faculty of  Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and  Surgeons.

"Brilliantly transforms a wealth  of scientific information into an exciting and  easy-to-follow format." — Stuart C.Yudofsky,  M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of  Medicine.

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A layman's guide, derived from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, that begins with a 107-question self- test and then discusses the 14 personality types suggested by test answers. It describes common traits and behaviors, gives tips for living and working with each type, provides exercises to help change potential weaknesses into strengths, and lists danger signals that could indicate when a personality style has become a personality disorder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553373936
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 222,687
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.28 (d)

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Excellent Self Study

    Very good book that helps you understand your personal personality traits. Provides and understanding for the way you act and function in both your personal life and work life. Unlike the Meyers Briggs inventory this book helps identify your various personality strengths.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2009

    New Personality Self-Personality/Self-Portrait

    Very detailed and interesting for the layman readers as well as professionals and students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2008

    A very good book that allows you to understand yourself.

    I like this book, I started getting curious about my personality, people are always telling me that I am too serious. There are 14 different personalities and it talks about each one of them, you take a test at the beginning of the book and you score yourself on a chart. They recommended you read the personality chapters in the order of your strongest personality traits. I wish it went more into depth on careers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2001

    Outstanding source of information

    This book will teach you things you did not know about yourself. It makes you more aware of today's diverse workplace and the different personalities within it. It helped a great deal with my graduate level course. I would recommend this book to anyone as a great learning tool.

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    Posted April 3, 2012

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