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Kokology: The Game of Self Discovery (Two Volumes in One)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  1,388 ratings  ·  128 reviews
The Japanese bestseller comes to America Kokology is the popular Japanese psychological quiz game, based on the study of kokoro ("mind" or "spirit" in Japanese). It has now become a phenomenal success in America as well. Using sound psychological principles, Kokology asks you to answer questions about seemingly innocent topics -- such as the color of an imaginary bird that ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Fireside (first published September 27th 2000)
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Samantha Oledan
I have always wanted to buy this book since I was in 1st year high school. Being the kind of person who enjoys taking online personality quizzes from Tickle and Facebook, this book has attracted me so much.

This book is a “psychology quiz game based on the study of kokoro, which means ‘mind’ or ‘spirit’ in Japanese”. It contains about 50 personality tests which deal with different aspects of an individual, like mental, emotional and social. Different situations are given in every quiz and the re
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Beatrice
Sep 29, 2011 Beatrice rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Beatrice by: Marnelly Chua
Shelves: private-reading
I finished this actually months ago, credits to Marnelly Rose M.Chua for recommending me this book. At first the title is weird, Kokology.. what a title. It really sounds weird. I don't know.

About this book, for me it was really unexpected. It contains some questions and y you'll get the meaning of your answers.. somehow it's like a personality test. I'm surprised with the meaning I really didn't expect it.. I can't help smiling..like "Oh yeah, that's really me" or "Oh my gosh. that's so true"

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Pudji Tursana
Buku yang bagus, bisa digunakan untuk 'ice breaking' dan membangun komunikasi dalam pertemuan kelompok kecil yang personelnya belum saling mengenal dengan baik. Juga bisa memperlihatkan kejutan-kejutan kecil hal-hal yang tersembunyi dalam diri sendiri.
Ihwan
Sewaktu ke Gramed kemarin secara nggak sengaja aku melihat buku ini, judulnya yang nggak pernah aku dengar dan tagline-nya yang menarik membuatku jatuh hati untuk membelinya.
Buku ini ditulis oleh Isamu Saito dan Tadahiko Nagao, keduanya merupakan ahli psikologi Jepang yang menciptakan dan mengembangkan Kokology. Kokology sendiri diambil dari bahasa Jepang: Kokoro yang artinya pikiran, semangat, perasaan dan bahasa Yunani logia: ilmu. Jadi Kokology adalah sebuah permainan psikologi yang dirancang
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Virgianti
Pertama kali gw ngebaca buku ini dari salah satu sohib kental gw waktu kuliah. Dia orangnya smart n intelek tapi anaknya asyik (hemmm....yang ngerasa jgn ge-er yah), makanya gue mau ngebaca buku yg dia pinjemin dgn senang hati ini.

Pertamanya gue baca mengenai konsep buku ini, dah bagus banget. Loe bisa mengungkap kepribadian loe sendiri or ngebacara kepribadian orang lain dgn bermain bareng. Kalo pun temen loe cuma nyimpen jawabannya dlm hati, loe pasti deh bakal ngeliat dia senyum2 sendiri... :
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Melissa Namba
This is a book I designate as a bathroom book. Little content, but interesting enough to reach for. I felt like the ideas behind this were a bit ambiguous, the way horoscopes are, but then again, who doesn't love to read their horoscope. I often thought that the book needed to consider Hofstede's seven dimensions because the cultural differences can make a big different on how the answers should be understood. The authors are Japanese so they come from an Eastern culture that have very different ...more
Jellie Dawn
Really fun "game of self discovery." Insightful and best done in the company of friends and family. You'll be shocked about the unlikely results of every game. Recommended to everyone, especially for those events where you want to break the ice or get to know someone or some people a little bit more.
bahamoet
Sep 01, 2007 bahamoet rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Funny People, Psychologist
Nice book, full of funny games that let us know our self or others better. The games are very simple and mostly doesn't take much time.

Despite of the games, this book is a simple practical psychology book
Nadin Soliman
It's fun & light but somehow i expected more...Most of the games are easy to anticipate which made it very hard for me to enjoy enything ..God Damn it i hate it when i am smart :D
Harun Harahap
seru aj bukunya..apalagi klo ga da kerjaan..klo mo seru bareng2 aj ma temen buat maennya...
Virna
Bukunya teryata sudah jadi koleksi beberapa tahun sebelum aku di-interview di satu sekolah. Belum pernah seumur hidup 6 jam waktu interview dihabiskan untuk mengerjakan soal2 psikologi. Jangan2 sekolahnya salah kali yak, dikira aku mau dijadiin konselor.. kan background-nya guru fisika, kalo disuruh jadi konselor anak remaja, bisa2 jurusan IPAnya membludak, atau malah ga ada peminat! Beberapa bulan setelah interview, iseng2 aku bersih2 lemari buku yang sudah tebal oleh debu dan tai cicak, terus ...more
Camille Ibarra
sounds like bull if you ask me. no offense. i'm just really not a fan of associative psychology, like, how can a series of choices suppose to reveal one's story (yes, story! not just traits or values or all those easily fitted bits), especially that the process of how one comes up with those choices are influenced by a lot of factors including (1) their personal, subjective and unique experiences (e.g. I named person1 as the person who rode the camel after me not because I consider person1 to be ...more
Palsay
Buku yang menarik...

Sesuai judulnya, Kokology: The Game of Self-Discovery adalah suatu permainan guna mengetahui tentang seseorang. Sifat, karakter, kekhawatiran, keinginan seseorang ternyata dapat ditemukan melalui suatu pengandaian kisah cerita.

Misalnya, pengandaian dalam sebuah konser musik, pemilihan alat musik yang diambil dapat menentukan sikap seseorang dalam suatu hubungan seksual...*OMG kenapa musti yang ini yah yang gw ingat???*

Atau misalnya ini:

Saat berjalan-jalan di kebun binatang,
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Idle Hippo

ripyu na pendek aja
buku iini bagusna dimainin rame2 bareng temen,
lebih asik aja :

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mari bermain-main sebentar daripada gak ada kerjaan, iseng aja lah :D

Permainan Pertama

Anda baru saja membeli sebuah majalah mingguan populer dan membawanya pulang untuk dibaca. Bagaimana cara anda membaca isi majalah tersebut?

1. Membaca seluruh majalah secara urut dari halaman pertama sampai terakhir.
2. Langsung mebaca artikel yang anda tahu akan menarik dan hanya membaca it
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Agatha Christie
Entertaining. :) read it alone or read it with friends. Either way, it's still entertaining.

If you're expecting that this book will reveal your personality, you won't be disappointed. But of course, don't rely too much on this because this will only reflect a part of your personality, not all of it! The questions here will just be a guide to discover certain aspects of our personality. So just enjoy the book. I promise, it will be worth your while. :)

P.S.
You don't have to finish the whole book i
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Peter Pak
A pretty fun game to play w/ friends or family. It's psychological questions, so while some of the explanations are spot on, some also won't be. It's good for starting conversations and contemplation of one's personality. It helps one too wonder how accurate the explanations are and what that means for oneself.
Pinar
Cok eglenceli, testlerin cogu tutuyor ve insan cok sasiriyor. Toplulukla ounanirsa daha da eglenceli olur, bazi durumlar ve verilen cevaplar cok komik
Aygen
Isamu Saito, Tadahiko Nagao ve Okuyan Us Yayınları'nın yunus parkları ve hayvanat bahçeleri gerçeği hakkında öğrenmeleri gereken çok şey var.
Eva
Dulu suka banget main kokology rame-rame. Bikin akrab dan seru.
Ann Jenelle Rotol
"'Kokology' offers a unique approach to self-discovery and, when played with others, can provide hilarious insight into the you that they never knew."

An interesting approach to knowing people's psyche, who wouldn't find this book amazing?! I simply love it! You can have fun while answering the psychological questions alone but you can have more fun while doing it with others, especially your friends. You get to have the chance to know them more as well as the chance to be more aware of yourself
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Hadi Wijaya
Interesting!!!

This book bring us psychological test just like test we usually received on mailing list. It is very interactive because it requires us to stop read, think, decide our answer and read the interpretation.

Several questions are very common but it describes our personality correctly. And I think the interpretation is make sense. There are many books about other people story (fiction/nonfiction). This book is about your story :).
Ryan
Jun 17, 2007 Ryan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: groups of friends looking for a laugh
Honestly, I think this is just something that's fun for everyone. The questions range from personal to tame to sensual, and everyone I've done this with has gotten a good laugh. You may not want to answer the questions more than once - so once you've gone through the book it may lose a little - but hearing new peoples' answers is always a hoot, and it's a good time to re-do them years later and see how (/if) you've changed. Give it a shot!
Louisse S.
I really had a fun time answering this self help quiz! My friend and I read this in the bookstore one afternoon and we were laughing are asses off when few of the interpretations didn't apply to us.

Kokology does not only entertain, but it also points out some side of me that I refuse to acknowledge. It gives me something to reflect on about myself. It is true enough that it helps its readers discover more about their inner selves.
Ninoy Baltazar
Really fun "game of self discovery." It's like a personality test. It contains some questions and different answers you're going to choose. Each of that answers have meaning behind it. You'll be surprise and enjoy on this book! Best done to share it with your friends. Recommended to everyone, especially for those events where you want to break the ice or get to know someone. Have some copy and you'll never regret it! ^_^
Renetta
This is a fun book of personality quizzes. Most are accurate and a few aren't. It's fun to pass the time with friends and family. I've pulled it out while camping, on cold rainy days and small get togethers with friends. I've learned a few things about my family and friends. Maybe too much! Yikes! it's amazing the path a conversation can take. Add a couple cocktails and it can get really interesting!
Abby
Dec 13, 2013 Abby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Abby by: Given by my colleague for our exchange gift
Shelves: favourite
It's a great book to discover yourself and the people you "play" it with. Not everything is true though. Do not get angry at the book when it tells you things that are incorrect or offending. At least, although it didn't tell you what/who you are, you now know what/who you aren't.

It's a fun activity with a group of people. Ask around. :)
Annie
Eric and I love taking this book to the pool when we lay out. Each section has a little situation and then a list of questions about what you would do or which one you are most like, etc. We would both answer and then we read the part that tells you what your type means or what your answer reveals about you.
Carmel
Great self-help book! You will definitely discovery yourself. Ideal when you and your friends are having a sleepover. The questions are very diverse. No two quizzes. You will discover new after each quiz. It's amazing how a single quiz can tell so much about you. Two volumes in one book! Must have!
annabelle patricio
at first, I got really into it but i continually read it, the contents and all the explanations became natural with me, like nothing special anymore. Well, i'm still thankful i've read this book, somehow it helps me and guides me to correct the not so good behavior or traits that i have.. :)
Sky Lea
This book is quite unique, entertaining, and awesome! It has a lot of different, story/scenario type tests (along with drawing exams) that really dig deep into your personality spot on! They're really true and it's a great way to pass the time and get to know more about yourself. Very cool! :)
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