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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You can use words in an abstract way Ns as described above or concretely Ss.

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But other than that, I really liked this book, and plan to let several others around me enjoy it as well. The sets of indicated preferences create sixteen types:.

Character and Temperament Types is a keirrsey book written by David Keirsey and Marilyn Keirset which focuses on the classification and categorization of personality types.

Sep 24, Sarah rated it really liked it. Your family or that annoying jerk at Starbucks aren’t trying to make you crazy.

May 12, Alicia rated it really liked it Shelves: Keirsey organizes the groups asymmetrically, asserting Thinking—versus—Feeling as the most salient distinction among intuitives, but Perception—versus—Judging as the most salient distinction among Sensers.

Understanding first is the key. The book tends to drag a little in places, as it has some of the same basic information as introductions for the different te This is a great book to read and learn more about the people around you. Keirsey bases his criteria on observing how people use tools and how people use language. It’s a complex theory, though, and as with many things, sometimes with this “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”.

I particularly appreciated that Keirsey never presents any personality type as being superior or inferior to another, but addresses each combination of characteristics as its own unique gift to the world.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence by David Keirsey

Keirsey is also an INTP! Lastly, I would say that Keirsey does well to remain descriptive and not too prescriptive. It also helped me in relating to my parents, husband, and brother, all of whom score very differently than I do, and in identifying some of undsrstand weaknesses inherent in that constellation of traits.


Dec 16, Beckysue rated it it was amazing. Or if my emotion seems less or more intense than yours, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel other than I do.

Personality pleas was may favorite psychology class in college, which is where I first encountered the MBTI, upon which this book is based.

I think it follows rather true-to-life. They feel free to just do whatever makes them happy without any concern about whether they have to go to work tomorrow or if it will piss of their mother.

Instead I found that most of the stuff Kiersey discusses in this book I already had researched online. I tried to read this book straight through and couldn’t quite make it. And by the last chapter, I was a little worn from reading it.

Please Understand Me II Temperament Character Intelligence David Keirsey

Daavid not telling us what we should be, rather he’s sharing what he’s observed of what we are. Books by David Keirsey. I have used this personality rating system well undetstand the years, good for both professional and person learning.

This page was last edited on 19 April keiraey, at I began to hav This is a good one for all you Meyers-Briggs junkies out there. Enter an old friend of ours who happens to be a school teacher and she recommends this book to us, tells us to try and figure out what Bode is and she has a hunch already after meeting him and hearing storiesand then we can understand better what makes him tick, what he likes, dislikes, how our parenting styles will mesh or not, and how we can then best support him.

People clearly are different from each other, and what’s great about this book is both the overall message of ‘different is okay, maybe try to see people who are different from you as equally valid’ and some of the specific stories about how people with different tendencies tend to rub up against one another. Not only does Keirsey analyze each group, but he also relates his ideas to matters such as romance and marriage, parenting, and leadership.

Read it, nerd out, love it. That being said, there are plenty of potential problems, and the system can obviously be abused. Aug 29, Joseph Fountain rated it really liked it Shelves: I found understxnd to be really informative, and actually a fun pasttime with my friends pointing out how closely each matched the personalities they were indicated to be.


Mar 25, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve always known I was a weirdo, but I was still shocked at realizing things that I thought were universal are actually particular to my type. I bought it in ebook and in hardback so I could mark the pleawe out of it. Once the reader’s personality type has been ascertained, there are detailed profiles which describe the characteristics of that type. This is a great book to read and learn more about the people around you.

My mom gets super annoyed at the whole personality typing thing.

Please Understand Me II : Temperament, Character, Intelligence

I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. 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 traits of the types.

Please Understand Me II For the past twenty years Keirsey has continued to investigate personality differences — to refine his theory of the four temperaments and to define the facets of character that distinguish one from another. I’ve met people of my type or of my temperament that are totally different people although we go about our utterly different lives in such similar ways.

Dec 07, Anita rated it it was amazing. And it makes sooo much more sense now. That will only come when you are willing to give up trying to change me into a copy of you. Keirsey and Bates offer a personality inventory to help readers identify their type. Based upon the notion that peoples’ values differ fundamentally from one another, Keirsey drew upon the views of several psychologists or psychiatrists: Jun 28, Donald Linnemeyer rated it really liked it.