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  • Please Understand Me

    2 4.00%
  • Gifts Differing

    3 6.00%
  • Personality Type An Owners Manual

    15 30.00%
  • Type Talk

    0 0%
  • Principles of Typology

    2 4.00%
  • Psychological Types (Jung)

    12 24.00%
  • Type Talk at Work

    0 0%
  • Please Understand Me 2

    7 14.00%
  • Beside Ourselves

    0 0%
  • Introduction to Type and the Eight [8] Jungian Functions (MBTI) - Hartzler

    0 0%
  • Other - Please Specify

    9 18.00%
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    Somebody should probably mention SolitaryWalker's book.
    Before he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    Until I read Thompson, I always thought Gifts Differing was the best. Anybody else a fan of this book?
    I thought the stats were interesting. Overall, a bit insubstantial and fluffy.

    All the pop culture references in Thompson's book get on my nerves a bit, but there is more depth around cog func usage and development than I've encountered elsewhere.

    I have a few others you haven't listed:

    Do what you are: Tieger & Tieger (career-focused)
    The Art of Speed Reading People: Tieger & Tieger
    Just My Type: Tieger & Tieger (relationship focused)
    I'm not Crazy I'm Just Not You: Pearman & Albritton
    Survival Games Personalities Play:Eve Delunas

    All kinda meh. The last one is the most interesting of the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    I thought the stats were interesting. Overall, a bit insubstantial and fluffy.

    All the pop culture references in Thompson's book get on my nerves a bit, but there is more depth around cog func usage and development than I've encountered elsewhere.

    I have a few others you haven't listed:

    Do what you are: Tieger & Tieger (career-focused)
    The Art of Speed Reading People: Tieger & Tieger
    Just My Type: Tieger & Tieger (relationship focused)
    I'm not Crazy I'm Just Not You: Pearman & Albritton
    Survival Games Personalities Play:Eve Delunas

    All kinda meh. The last one is the most interesting of the bunch.
    Gifts Differing fluffy? Really? I always viewed it as concise and insightful when compared to everything else - until the last five years or so when more has come out.

    On SW's book - I thought it had some of the best type descriptions I've ever seen. It was really a very good book IMO. On the critique side - there are some typos and it looked like he may have gotten a little lazy with the the INFJ description. There may be some opportunity for a bit of editing.

    "Do what you are" is pretty good for what it is. "Speed reading" didn't do it for me. "Survival games" - just realized I have this and have never read it. Thanks!

    Yes, I've read a lot of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    Gifts Differing fluffy? Really? I always viewed it as concise and insightful when compared to everything else - until the last five years or so when more has come out.

    On SW's book - I thought it had some of the best type descriptions I've ever seen. It was really a very good book IMO. On the critique side - there are some typos and it looked like he may have gotten a little lazy with the the INFJ description. There may be some opportunity for a bit of editing.

    "Do what you are" is pretty good for what it is. "Speed reading" didn't do it for me. "Survival games" - just realized I have this and have never read it. Thanks!

    Yes, I've read a lot of these.
    Fluffy in the "everyone's a special snowflake" NF kinda fluffy.

    I always want more substance and theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Wasn't a fan. Basically just because I hate the functions lasagna analogy. I fucking hate lasagna.



    The amount of members who have actually read any of these books is probably pathetic too. Far easier to take an online test and then be a pro.
    Love lasagne IRL but didn't like the analogy either. The stuff on the shadow functions seems pretty speculative to me though it's a reasonable attempt.

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    Carl Jung's Illustrated Big Book of Types for Children (Edition 1)
    Act your age not your enneagram number.

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    I really don't know what people see in Psychological Types. It seems worth reading from a historical perspective and understanding the origin of the ideas but it not very practical reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    I really don't know what people see in Psychological Types. It seems worth reading from a historical perspective and understanding the origin of the ideas but it not very practical reading.
    I find its highly technical presentation and language far more accessible to my own thought; like MLF I don't like the fluffy, pop culturey language that plagues most of these books, which tend to take on a "self-help" vibe. I prefer an analytical focus.

    Not to mention, Thomson's book was just garbage. She had so many "This is a typical XXXX thing to do" followed with a specific instance that could apply to anybody. And I almost set the book on fire when, upon reading the description for INTP, she said [I'm paraphrasing here] INTPs have difficulty in school because it's an Extraverted Thinking institution and they don't like too much abstract reasoning. WTF!?!?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Carl Jung's Illustrated Big Book of Types for Children (Edition 1)
    I have the NZ edition. Carl Jung's Illustrated Big Book of Types for Tamaleki (Edition 1)

    Though my personal favourite is Type the Whanau with Carl Jung.

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    the one and only, Psychological Types by C. G. Jung. Almost every other typology book is based on his ideas and theories. I wouldn't waste my time on any other typology book. Every Tom Dick and Harry is making a book on typology by trying to capitalize on Jungs work by purporting to clarify or systematize his theories.
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