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. Buy a cheap copy of Please Understand Me II: Temperament, book by David Keirsey. For the past twenty years Keirsey has continued to investigate. Keirsey, David, and David Keirsey. Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence. First ed. Del Mar, Calif.: Prometheus Nemesis Book Co.

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Okay–I got fanatical about the Jung Myers-Briggs theory of personality last year. It doesn’t mean I’m particularly interested in you as a person, in a creepy way that is; I’m merely trying to gather as much data as possible to test out the theory. This encouraged revelations such as, “so, that is why my boss is an insane masochist. And don’t expect sensory people to be into 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 keirseh.

It’s pretty dense and can take a bit to read through, but it’s well worth it.

I also recommend it a few times a month to other writers. It was a freeing book to read! Johnson Limited preview – If half stars were available I would have given this 3. But online discussion, taking this updated version of the test, and most of all reading the book have almost convinced me I am actually an INFJ Idealist.

Oct 29, Judy added it. Idealists can develop their Rational, Guardian, pleas Artisan sides, even undersrand they are in some way more primarily an Idealist.

Although I’ll warn you, if you’re an ESFP or an artisan of any sortyou’ll probably get bored pretty quickly–there’s a good deal of theory in there. Keirsey’s take on Myers-Briggs is an interesting, and seemingly valid one, though he says it does contradict Myers’ of Myers-Briggs analysis slightly.


I now forgive myself when I get annoyed at my ESFP mother for bursting into my room to show me what she bought, and I forgive her for bursting into my room while I was thinking about something. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence

They feel free keirssy 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. 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. At the end of the chapters, each of the 4 variants jeirsey the overarching types is described in detail – priorities, strengths, relationships.

It helps make sense of why an introvert, scheduling aka anal idealist INFJ would gravitate towards working as a one-on-one counselor, while an ji, scheduling idealist ENFJ would prefer the group environment as a teacher. As an INFJ, I loved learning more about the different personality types and each of their strengths and weaknesses.

Lists with This Book. I was so thankful to read this book because it helped me to understand my family and friends better and helped me to see that underetand in each person is good.

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. After all, you can define the color “purple” very clearly, but most of the times you’ll encounter the color in nature it’s a mix, only generally fitting into the ;lease. Dec 16, Beckysue rated it it was amazing.


This book was uncannily accurate about many of my defining personality traits, such as relationship to authority, precision that strays into pedanticism, obsession with figuring things out, and so on.

Quotes from Please Understand I highly recommend this book for everyone.

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

Lastly, I would say that Keirsey does well to remain descriptive and not too prescriptive. Underwtand we have been having difficult with my son at school. In effect, I began to realize that we all have things that we are good at and not-so-good at and that the world would not turn the same way without them.

Dec 19, JoAnna Spring rated it really liked it. Dec 07, Anita rated it it was amazing. In reality, you wouldn’t want to read both. Once the reader’s personality type has been ascertained, keirseey are detailed profiles which describe the characteristics of that type. This book opened my eyes and helped me understand where my husband is coming from when he behaves in ways that are counter to my natural inclinations and needs. There were some surprises!

I’ve probably taken at least 30 variants of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator since, and while the one provided in this book isn’t the best, the profiles are top-notch.

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