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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There were some surprises! If the four personality types are really more approaches or mindsets, then even the time of day can shift our personality type. Many years ago we learned about the Myers-Briggs personality typing system, and one of the books we read was ‘Please Understand Me’ by Keirsey and Bates. 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 category.

It’s also a fascinating study in human nature and you’ll immediately start analyzing everyone around you, but it’s now I saw this book recommended in a book on writing–though I can’t remember precisely which one and I figured I’d check it out.

I think it follows rather true-to-life.

Please Understand Me II : Temperament, Character, Intelligence

It’s also useful for figuring out exactly what’s annoying me about people, so that I can let it go, since it’s usually just a temperament difference. Or if my beliefs are different from yours, at least keirset before you set out to correct them. Oct 02, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: Reading this book gave me a better understanding of the types, with the specific 16 kiersey the 4 temperaments as well.


An appendix offers a concise profile for each of the sixteen types. It’s suitable for all audiences, not just those versed in psychological studies.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence – David Keirsey – Google Books

That is total shenanigans. You can use words in an abstract way Ns as described above or concretely Ss. That will only come when you are willing to giv If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.

For example, all people develop skills and attributes from all of the four main personality types. The book tends to drag a little in places, as it has some of davld same basic information as introductions for the different temperaments in each chapter. To me, personality theory is a way of finding the demarcations between types of people; different theories will cut the pie differently and no one theory could ever hope to capture all variability.

However, I do believe that our lives can be very influenced by the stories that we tell ourselves, 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.

This book was uncannily accurate about many of olease defining personality traits, such as relationship to authority, precision that strays into pedanticism, obsession with figuring things out, and so on. It’s pretty dense and can take a bit to read jnderstand, but it’s well worth it.


Now I can type anyone, anywhere, anytime! I still have her copy Jun 28, Donald Linnemeyer rated it really liked undersyand. This was a really fun book club.

It is not too great a statement to declare that this book saved my marriage. Here’s what I got out of the book Share this new pleaee with friends and family, and get set for a lively and fascinating discussion of personal styles. Keirsey’s practical applications will appeal to those interested in technical or business-related endeavors as well.

There is also a section on romantic relationships – I need to get my husband to fill out the quiz keirseg

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence

Trivia About Please Understand Feb 19, Wendy Sparrow rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 12, Alicia rated it really liked it Shelves: Character and Temperament Types is a psychology book written by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates which focuses on the classification and categorization of personality types. I also recommend it a few times a month to other writers. 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.

I have used this personality rating system well over the years, good for both professional and person learning. The goodness or not-so-goodness within us is determined by something deeper than temperament I’m an idealist, can you tell? References to this book Sustaining Change in Schools: