Buy a cheap copy of Please Understand Me II: Temperament, book by David Keirsey. For the past twenty years Keirsey has continued to investigate. International Best Seller. Please Understand Me II is an expansion and successor to David Keirsey’s widely acclaimed book, Please Understand Me. It is a Followed by, Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence. Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types is a psychology book written by David Keirsey and.

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His findings form the basis of Please Understand Me IIan updated and greatly expanded edition of the book, far more comprehensive and coherent than the original, and yet with much of the same easy accessibility. I became guilty of this title when in high school I first took the test and began to discover why I relate to people in the way that I do.

I have used this personality rating system well over the years, good for both professional and person learning.

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His explanations of the different temperaments were certainly clear enough for me to begin typing people I live and work with. If you are in a position of leadership, you NEED this! Aug 29, Joseph Fountain rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 12, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: The format helps the reader understand what different variants have in common but also emphasizes the subtle unique qualities in the similar groupings.

Perhaps it was the user-friendly way that Please Understand Me helped people find their personality style.

Please Understand Me II : Temperament, Character, Intelligence

Each of us, he says, has four kinds of intelligence — tactical, logistical, diplomatic, strategic — though one of the four interests us far more than the others, and thus gets far more practice than the rest. Merry Oh heavens no!


I am a psychologist, and I think it’s important to say that there isn’t really good science behind this book, or the Myers-Briggs. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. One of my many obsessions.

The chapter on SPs my polar opposites nearly made me cry. That is total shenanigans. However, I do believe that our lives can be very influenced by the stories that we tell ourselves, I am a psychologist, and Pldase think it’s important to say that there isn’t really good science behind this book, or the Myers-Briggs. No eBook available Amazon. Keirsey breaks down the basic precepts of human behavior and gives an excellent perspective on understanding and effectively interacting with others.


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God made each one of us all unique and our uniqueness is important we all have a purpose and a part undeestand play in God’s plan.

I have been working on this off and on for many years, and this book is so much better than most of the popular “what makes you like that” personality books I have read that I wish I had read it first and saved some time! Little did I know The book has convenient stand-alone chapters for each type so you can skip around to read about yourself or your spouse right from the start.

Does this one cover all the topics in the previous part? It was interesting to see who is like us and who is opposite. This isn’t specifically a parenting book but I tagged it parenting because there is a section on parenting with different personality types and that was the main reason I wanted to daviv it. As he goes through the sections, each the sections use the same broad syntax for how what they say is presented, but Keisey does a very good job not making it sound lame as he enumerates descriptions and pelase of the types.


He divides up the 16 personality types based on 4 letter variables into 4 major sections: View all 7 comments. I think all this reading about the MBTI is turning me into a fascist. It’s a good, easy-to-understand way to analyze your personality type on these scales, and see how that type fits in with the others. References to this book Sustaining Change in Schools: This book would have been even better had it included extensive overviews of Jung’s cognitive functions and Enneagram theory, but then it would have been the size of a small dinosaur.

You can use words in an abstract way Ns as described above or concretely Ss. They have logical reasons for driving you nuts that are completely consistent with how they see the world.

They are taken from the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory.

On the idealogical level, Keirsey seems to err on the side of genetic keirsfy and a very rigid application of the 16 personalities. It was interesting to see who is like us and who is o This was a really fun book club. Jul 10, Tienne rated it it was amazing.