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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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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Saying that ITPs have trouble with abstract thought is completely retarded.
    I agree with you. Am surprised she said that.

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    My current top 6 are probably:

    Gifts Differing - Briggs Meyers
    Personality Type - An Owners Manual - Thompson
    Building Blocks of Personality Type - Haas and Hunziker
    Functions of Type - Hartzler
    Beside Ourselves - Quenk
    Principles of Typology - Solitary Walker

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    My current top 6 are probably:

    Gifts Differing - Briggs Meyers
    Personality Type - An Owners Manual - Thompson
    Building Blocks of Personality Type - Haas and Hunziker
    Functions of Type - Hartzler
    Beside Ourselves - Quenk
    Principles of Typology - Solitary Walker
    Good list! No Psychological Types? I admit it's a total slog, but there is some good stuff in there.

    Why Beside Ourselves rather than the revised Was That Really Me? I've only read Was That Really Me? but was wondering if you preferred the original for some reason.

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    Personality Type:An Owner's Manual gives very detailed descriptions for each type and breaks it down into dominant/secondary/etc.
    Discovering Your Personality Type by Riso is also excellent. I have 2 copies, one for my friends, and one marked up for me. It's an extensive test book. Not much for descriptions, but very long and thorough testing. The ONLY test I completely trust.
    What is normal to one, is incomprehensible to another.

    ALL anger in this world stems from a lack of control.


    All of reality bows to the illusion of life and death.

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    I voted "other"

    I really liked Survival Games Personalities Play.

    It's full of an assortment of statistics and case studies from actual MBTI practitioners.

    This book is about the dark side of personality temperament and the games the types will play when under emotional and mental stress.
    There are no fluffy bunny INFPs , care giving ESFJs Or logical ISTP/INTPs in this book.. No Sir.

    This book has taught me more about MBTI types than all other resources combined.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    Good list! No Psychological Types? I admit it's a total slog, but there is some good stuff in there.

    Why Beside Ourselves rather than the revised Was That Really Me? I've only read Was That Really Me? but was wondering if you preferred the original for some reason.
    Well for some strange reason I have both. I cannot recall why. They are both pretty much the same.

    On Psychological Types, I just think there is too much in there that's not of practical value. It's great for understanding the fundamental origins of the theory. I actually liked SW's book a lot more because it has the same basic content but is written is a more readable/understandable way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    I voted "other"

    I really liked Survival Games Personalities Play.

    It's full of an assortment of statistics and case studies from actual MBTI practitioners.

    This book is about the dark side of personality temperament and the games the types will play when under emotional and mental stress.
    There are no fluffy bunny INFPs , care giving ESFJs Or logical ISTP/INTPs in this book.. No Sir.

    This book has taught me more about MBTI types than all other resources combined.

    That's really good. It's not in my top six but I liked this one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    I voted "other"

    I really liked Survival Games Personalities Play.

    It's full of an assortment of statistics and case studies from actual MBTI practitioners.

    This book is about the dark side of personality temperament and the games the types will play when under emotional and mental stress.
    There are no fluffy bunny INFPs , care giving ESFJs Or logical ISTP/INTPs in this book.. No Sir.

    This book has taught me more about MBTI types than all other resources combined.

    Ditto. And I have Gifts Differing and Please Understand Me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Until I read Thompson, I always thought Gifts Differing was the best. Anybody else a fan of this book?
    I still like Gifts Differing best. I read Please Understand Me 2, a couple of the Barron & Tieger books, and Lenore Thompson before it. These were all interesting. Except for Thompson, they seemed to be saying many of the same things. With Thompson, I appreciated the connections to physiology, though I do not have enough background in neurology to evaluate her ideas here that well. Also, I am not sure I agree with her premises in the whole "type lasagna" paradigm, specifically how and why she orders the functions as she does.

    When I finally read Gifts Differing, after all these others, it was like a breath of fresh air. It brought home the simple clarity of the system, as well as the original purposes and intent. This provided valuable context that is often missing from other books. The statistics presented, though dated, were helpful and illustrative. In practical terms, other books may be more immediately useful, but if I had to recommend just one type book to someone, it would be this one.

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    I like Keirsey's "Please Understand Me 2", in terms of books, but I'm beginning to see the validity of the cognitive functions more- while he thinks they are stupid & invalid because they aren't observable.
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