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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The goodness or not-so-goodness within us is determined by something deeper than temperament I’m an idealist, can you tell? May 12, Alicia rated it really liked it Shelves: I did not think four letters could sum an entire personality.

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Aug 29, Joseph Fountain rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s suitable for all audiences, not just those versed in psychological studies. I often think of Edison inventing the light bulb. This was a really fun book club. His methodology emphasizes the four temperaments, as he defines them, to generalize about different aptitudes and needs. Jul 10, Tienne rated it it was amazing.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence

My guess is that it probably drags when reading about the temperaments that are the least interesting to me, and that may be the same for other people. But also included is The Keirsey Four-Types Sorter, a new short questionnaire that identifies one’s basic temperament and then ranks one’s second, third, and fourth choices.

It needs to be read a few times, and supplemented with a few works by different authors on the topic. In fact he, here, is a downright brilliant modern example of copia, his ability to say similar things over and over again in new ways.

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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. Refresh and try again. 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.

Sep 24, Sarah rated it really liked it. I have used this personality rating system well over the years, good for both professional and person learning. That’s what I want to do. But by knowing someone’s temperament, it becomes much easier and more fulfilling to be in their lives. I found it somewhat useful, but a bit simplistic, and preferred other books.

It’ Although some people make themselves annoying with this book by quickly typecasting everyone publicly people don’t like being told who they are usuallyits still a really amazing premise. I highly recommend this book for everyone.

Please Understand Me II : Temperament, Character, Intelligence

This is just an updated version with new material in it. The mating and parenting chapters daid especially interesting. 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.

Each chapter contains an introduction story of a famous person of that type, a historical retrospective Rationals were once referred to as “phlegmatics” because they are bland and detached like mucousand a breakdown of self-image and orientation in the world.


Kersey four suits in a hand of cards, we each have keisey long suit and a short suit in what interests us and what we do well, and fortunate indeed are those whose work matches their skills. It’ll show you other aspects to their personality that you’ve had to work hard to figure out in the past. Keirsdy by the last chapter, I was a little worn from reading it.

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The format helps the reader understand what different variants have in common but also emphasizes the subtle unique qualities in the similar groupings. It’s well worth the investment in yourself. David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates. Very highly recommended to anyone interested in learning more about themselves or those around them.

But people are obviously more nuanced. In my case it will be a reference that I turn to for a glimpse of the terrain, rather pleasr google maps, but the real understanding will be more of a dash to the destination in rush hour traffic. Lastly, I would say that Keirsey does well to remain descriptive and not too prescriptive.

Buy it so you can keep it on your shelf and refer to it as occasion needs. Share this new sorter with friends and family, and get set for a lively and fascinating discussion of personal styles. Utilitarian means you use tools in dsvid most effective way to get the job done, whether or not it is moral.

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