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Type Talk at Work

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  323 ratings  ·  20 reviews
In Type Talk, two renowned psychological consultants offered the first layman's version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Here, they take Typewatching to the workplace and reveal how managers, executives, and workers can use the technique to better handle both personal and personnel matters.
Paperback, 420 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Delta (first published December 1st 1991)
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This is overall a decent introduction to some of the preferences and their implications in the workplace rather than the types themselves (that seems to be much more of an afterthought in this one which is okay). I was pleased with the adamant assertion that there are no "good" or "bad" preferences, I liked the "right handed vs left handed" analogy they used because I think it works on many levels, and I liked that they went over some of the socialized gender differences within the preferences. ...more
This book was highly recommended to me by a senior manager who was a huge fan of Myers Briggs, in particular to be successful in business. He himself was a very successful salesman (so by extension is good with people in a certain kind of way), so I figured it would be worthwhile to check it out.

I found the book intellectually interesting, but not actionable. Going through it I actually went around to colleagues to ask them for their MB types (I believe I was ENTJ). I wrote those types down. I r
Required reading for a class. Didn't read the entire book, but got a bit of good info. Had enough of it when it essentially said that my Perceiving personality would never be as great as I aspire because Judgers rule. And to essentially get used to it.
Solid information that helped me better understand people. It's a good guide for my toolbox.
My go to book when humans confuse me.
This was amazingly insightful into different personality types. I found the description of "me" as an ISTJ to be 90% accurate and my workgroup peers seemed to feel their type also accurately described them. The best part is learning how to better interact with other personality types. Too bad this isn't required reading when we are younger so we can apply the lessons before we've butted heads, burned bridges, and irritated others...repeatedly.
Dave Wheatley
If you're a fan of the MBTI (Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator) and want to know how those types manifest in the modern workplace, give this book a try. The back part of the book is organized like a reference, so you can just look up certain types at yoru leisure. I use this in my job a Human Resources professional and usually have the managers and supervisors I work with read it.
Zacaro Caro
I love myers Briggs, and this book is good for understanding work types, i found myself disagreeing with many if the gender roles and found them to be distracting. This is my only complaint. Otherwise a very good book!
Very useful for getting to know yourself better and
understanding your role at work and the why of your
work relationships.
Maya Angelou
Aug 31, 2007 Virginia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: just plain curious
What can I say? I'm a career counselor. It's an interesting book. Enough said. Ask to borrow it from me. It's sitting on my shelves at home.
Incorporating the Myers-Briggs test, I'm sure this book will be a fascinating read for my managerial communications class.
I attended a class for the Myer Briggs Personality and received this book. I am hoping to start reading it over the weekend.
Aug 19, 2008 mlady_rebecca rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with the desire to understand other people better
A variation of "Type Talk" focused on the workplace. I prefer the original "Type Talk", but this did have a few added insights.
Lindsay Hicks
Very helpful if you are comfortable with MBTI and want to dig in deeper to understand how to better relate to your coworkers.
Great resource book to increase your knowledge of yourself and others by learning about Myers-Briggs personality types!
I learned so much about myself, how I think, what sets me apart from others and how I can understand others better!
Great insights on how different personality preferences work together and react to certain stimuli. Very helpful read.
Jul 21, 2007 Beneth rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone familar w/ Meyer Briggs
pretty helpful in applying Meyer Briggs analysis to work situations. I would like to check out the updated version.
Honestly, I got bored and gave up fairly early in the piece with this one - it just didn't feel relevant
Good book on the MBTI method
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Otto Kroeger having become an internationally known organizational consultant, with his primary area of expertise being the implementation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment, has now retired. As a renowned speaker, trainer and best selling author on the subject of psychological type he was in high demand for over three decades for his talent in bringing type theory to diverse per ...more
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