Gifts Differing Understanding Personality Type

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Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1995-03-05
Publisher(s): Nicholas Brealey
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The classic work on the 16 major personality types as identified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Author Biography

The late Isabel Briggs Myers devoted her life to the observation, study, and measurement of personality. With her mother, Katharine Briggs, she authored the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® personality inventory. Peter B. Myers, Ph.D., continues research work on the development and application of personality type. Former staff director of the National Academy of Science, he is currently extending the use of the MBTI® instrument worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Publisher's Note xvii
Part I Theory
An Orderly Reason for Personality Differences
Extensions of Jung's Theory
Part II Effects of the Preferences on Personality
Type Tables for Comparison and Discovery
Effect of the EI Preference
Effect of the SN Preference
Effect of the TF Preference
Effect of the JP Preference
Extraverted and Introverted Forms of the Processes Compared
Descriptions of the Sixteen Types
Part III Practical Implications of Type
Use of the Opposites
Type and Marriage
Type and Early Learning
Learning Styles
Type and Occupation
Part IV Dynamics of Type Development
Type and the Task of Growing Up
Good Type Development
Obstacles to Type Development
Motivation for Type Development in Children
Going On From Wherever You Are
Endnotes 203(2)
References 205(2)
About Isabel Briggs Myers 207(5)
Full-Size Type Table 212(3)
Index 215

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