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Please understand me : character & temperament types / David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates.

Keirsey, David (Author).
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  • 1 copy at Berklee College of Music.

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Main Library BF698.3 .K45 1984 37684001058707 Library Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 0960695400 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780960695409 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 5th ed.
  • Publisher: Del Mar, CA : Distributed by Prometheus Nemesis Book Co., c1984.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-210).
Formatted Contents Note: Different drums and different drummers -- The four temperaments -- Mating and temperament -- Temperament in children -- Temperament in leading -- Appendix: the sixteen types.
Summary, etc.: After presenting a brief rundown of 20th-century psychology movements, Keirsey and Bates encourage you to take the 70-question "Keirsey Temperament Sorter," a sort of mini-Myers-Briggs test that places you in 1 of 16 personality types. Like the Myers-Briggs system, this test sorts your personality into groups of extraversion/introversion (E/I), sensation/intuition (S/N), thinking/feeling (T/F), and perceiving/judging (P/J). Unlike the Myers-Briggs system, Please Understand Me also presents four easy-to-remember temperament types--Dionysian (freedom first), Epimethean (wants to be useful), Promethean (desires power), and Apollonian (searches for self)--that underlie the 16 possible personalities identified by the test. The book then delves into a detailed analysis of each type, with sections on mates, children, and leaders. An appendix paints portraits of the 16 possible personality types.
Subject: Typology (Psychology)

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