By Roger R. Pearman & Sarah C. Albritton
This is the first book about type I’ve read. The first edition was published in 1997 and the second in 2010. The authors stress from beginning to end the need to resist the temptation to take a deterministic and reductive approach to type, both in oneself and others. To this end they’ve described the 16 types by using tables with short phrases and adjectives rather than prose paragraphs. There is much to be said in favor of this approach because the model can easily become a prison. An interesting and surprising part of the book is an attempt to show trends in different generations (e.g., Boomer, Gen X, etc, which is an American point of view). I recommend it.