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Kokology: The Game of Self-Discovery

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Kokology : The Game of Self-Discovery
Paperback, 174 pages
Published October 3rd 2000 by Touchstone (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 Masaluñga
Sep 06, 2011 Beatrice Masaluñga rated it really liked it
Recommended to Beatrice by: Marnelly Chua
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
Oct 22, 2007 Ihwan rated it really liked it
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
Oct 05, 2007 Virgianti rated it it was amazing
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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Amilcar2003
Jan 10, 2017 Amilcar2003 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hyper drôle et intéressant à lire ! C'est encore plus marrant à plusieurs d'ailleurs. Parfois certaines réponses sont inexactes (surtout quand il s'agit de nommer des gens, je ne trouve pas ça pertinent), mais l'exercice est vraiment sympa.

Pas cher et drôle, allez-y !
bahamoet
Sep 01, 2007 bahamoet rated it really liked it
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
Joanne Jurado
Oct 05, 2015 Joanne Jurado rated it liked it
I would love to share this book with my friends and bring this with me everyday, especially when I'm with strangers or in an unfamiliar social situation. I do not know how to make small talks so maybe this book could help me build rapport lol
Nadin Soliman
Dec 18, 2009 Nadin Soliman rated it liked it
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...
mai
May 29, 2017 mai rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kesukaan
seruuuuuu!

tau buku ini dari mas rangga. tadinya niat mau gombalin, eh taunya dia udah tau duluan gombalannya*sad

bukunya baguuus!

bahan buat ngobrol banget hehehe. suka!
Innah
Jun 18, 2017 Innah rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
If you want to understand and learn more of yourself (and friends), this one's for you.
Hippo dari Hongkong

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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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
Helen
Feb 20, 2017 Helen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
Fascinating, great book to get insight into yourself! Try it!!
Palsay
Mar 17, 2009 Palsay rated it liked it
Shelves: psychology
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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Agatha Christie
Feb 13, 2013 Agatha Christie rated it really liked it
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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Esra Dinç
Oldukça sıra dışı olan Kokoloji isimli bu kitabı bir gün içerisinde okuyup bitirdim. Malesefki kitabı çok sevemedim. Gerçekten sıra dışı verdiği hikayelerle size tahminler yaptırıp sorular soruyor. Sorulara verdiğiniz cevaplar ile o konu hakkında nasıl düşündüğünüzü ve nasıl biri olduğunuzu size söylüyor. Ne kadar farklı bir kitap olsa da ben pek sevemedim.
Bu kısa kitaba 3 puan verdim çünkü gerçekten bazı yerlerde çok sıkıldığım bir kitap oldu. soruları cevaplarken çoğu cevabın karakterime uymad
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Ann Jenelle Rotol
Aug 17, 2012 Ann Jenelle Rotol rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, psych
"'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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Quinn
Mar 20, 2016 Quinn rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
If you like personality tests, you'll love this book. I bought it because I thought it would be a great conversation starter, but it is completely different. Each page sets up a situation and gives you some answers to choose from. Once you choose an answer (don't think too much), the book explains what type of personality chooses which answers. It's fun and telling.

It's not a Great Truth book, but it is revealing and interesting. Worth using as a discussion starter or as a way of exploring your
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Ninoy Baltazar
Sep 12, 2012 Ninoy Baltazar rated it it was amazing
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! ^_^
Hadi Wijaya
Aug 06, 2011 Hadi Wijaya rated it really liked it
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 :).
Peter Pak
Jul 30, 2014 Peter Pak rated it really liked it
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.
Lynn
Jul 26, 2010 Lynn rated it it was amazing
I read this all in about 7 hours. I couldnt stop even though I felt boredom lurking, my focus hazying and too much reading. I wish this could be made into some sort of visual game. Seeking more books like this one.
Wabi Sabi
Jul 30, 2011 Wabi Sabi rated it liked it
Shelves: reading-again
Skimmed the second time around. I remember a beef I had about it before: there's too much build up on the questions; if you're an intelligent person you can figure out where the imagery is taking you. Still fun; it helps to skip the introductory part of the question.
Kim
Jan 02, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
This and Kokology Part 2, are my most treasured books EVER. Bought them both for my 15th birthday and I bring them to gatherings when I feel like bonding with people. The first books I'll save if ever my bookshelf is burning. :))
Ditya
Apr 12, 2008 Ditya rated it it was amazing
tw buku ini wkt rekruitasi gartek. penasaran bgd gara2 dksi kasus tp g dksi tw jwbn dr yg qt pilih artinya apa. akhirnya nyari2 pnjeman d. hhe. bgus bgd bukunya. nunjukin personal qt jg orgnya sperti apa. potensi qt gmn. nice.
Muhammad Nawawy Arasy Padil
Jan 04, 2013 Muhammad Nawawy Arasy Padil rated it really liked it
Mau main psikologi ala Jepang? Disini tempatnya.

Lebih seru dibawa saat lagi nongkrong sama teman teman, beri mereka pertanyaan, dan kasih mereka arti dari jawaban jawaban mereka.

this book will give you so much fun and... secret!
Lia Veron
Jan 22, 2013 Lia Veron rated it it was amazing
Kokology is entertaining
Kokology is like an duo flavour kind of ice cream,where you learned something about yourself yet you're having fun
Kokology is a great way to bond with your friends,it's fun to learn something about your friends
Gelyn Espinosa
I'm just really curious about this one since my friend keeps on talking about this psychological book. Well, it is fine. I just don't believe that the book can analyze/ evaluate your personality since the keys to different problems in the book is very limited.
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