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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 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.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.98(d)|
About the Author
John Oldham is the interim chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a leading expert on personality disorders and has been active in the American Psychiatric Association for much of his tenure. His works include The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do and Dynamic Therapy in Brief Hospitalization.
Lois B. Morris has written books on various topics from mental health to Chinese opera. Her books include The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do and Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met. She lives in New York with her husband and dog.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
Very detailed and interesting for the layman readers as well as professionals and students.
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.
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.