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Why You Act the Way You Do

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  382 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Readers discover how temperament affects their work, emotions, spiritual life, and relationships and learn how to make improvements.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 26th 1988 by Tyndale Momentum (first published January 1st 1987)
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Michelle
Jan 25, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This book was quite interesting. It helps you to see what makes other people tick and how differently they process the same information. Filters can be radically not aligned. People are multidimensional. More people should read this book to better understand the differences in others and their perspectives. God looks at the heart and understanding others and their hearts might help some not judge so radically when conflicts arise. Great Scriptural references to soften even the toughest souls. We ...more
Jean Wilund
Feb 06, 2011 Jean Wilund rated it it was amazing
As I stated in my review of "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Smalley, understanding the temperaments and the love languages are two of the best things you can do for your relationships.

I married my exact opposite in temperaments so this book opened our eyes to why in the world we act the way we do. I'm no longer offended by things he was doing and the way he was reacting to certain things because now I know that everyone with his temperament does...he's not weird after all! And now he understan
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Billy
Mar 13, 2012 Billy rated it really liked it
Shelves: personality
This is one of the very few serious attempts I've seen of Christian leaders addressing the issues of the ancient theory of the temperaments. I find his take on using the weaknesses of each temperament as a way of identifying how the Spirit needs to work in our lives very interesting. His applications are not nearly as practical as the Myers-Briggs materials I've seen for vocational pursuits, but this is the best I've seen at trying to integrate this theory within the wider Christian worldview of ...more
Ekeoma
Jan 09, 2008 Ekeoma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: emanixworld
It talks about temperaments. the diff types of temperaments, how to manage and strengthen ur temp weaknesses. how to choose a vocational career, life partner based on ur temp types and so many other life enhancing topics. it has many Bible references as it discusses the diff type of temps. Therefore it is a book that i can recommend to anybody
Gina Herald
Apr 19, 2011 Gina Herald rated it really liked it
Insight into self and others is quite helpful in a world where so much of what we say can be misunderstood. Or maybe that's "how we said it". I love to understand where others are coming from. Helps me relate to them better.
Olamilekan
Nov 05, 2013 Olamilekan rated it liked it
am glad i did read the book, it enable me know more about myself and the author gave ways on how to improve oneself and that of the society. i enjoyed it all through and i think it pretty amazing
Crystal
Jun 16, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing
This book along with the "Spirit Controlled Temperament" helped me to change my life.
Laura
Feb 18, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
My family hates when I read this book. I can get a little obsessed with it.
Audrey Jenkins
Mar 01, 2016 Audrey Jenkins rated it it was amazing
Great book on relationships and choices.
Debra Wagenecht
Mar 13, 2014 Debra Wagenecht rated it really liked it
Fun book!
Jessica Fulk
May 12, 2015 Jessica Fulk rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
Not the best book on temperaments, but worth a read because it's from a christian perspective.
TheRose
Aug 27, 2010 TheRose rated it it was ok
Shelves: religion, self-help
The temperment theory is very interesting, but I found the book to be a trifle boring. I ended up skimming through it rather than reading it. Perhaps in the future I will revisit the temperments through the eyes of another author.

BTW - I identified myself as a SanMel (Sanguine with a little Melancholic). :)
Misterd
Mar 19, 2014 Misterd rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting book that challenged my limited understanding of our human behavior from a Christian perspective. I especially liked the exploration of traits stemming from the Adamic & Holy Spirit. I recommend this book to Christian counselors and fellow, curious behavioral analysts.
Dennis
Aug 06, 2012 Dennis rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book! It sure gives you insight on how to deal with people and to prepare yourself for the world of work/family/friendships/dating or whatever else. I now think of everyone I know (Hmmmm... he/she seems to be choleric/phlegmatic with a little melancholy in there!)
Michaelbatte
Jan 14, 2011 Michaelbatte rated it really liked it
An awesome book - will help anyone to understand their own gifts to use them better and will help people to understand why you cant change the basic nature of anyone - a very enlightening book - a great book for any married couple or parents of children
Erika
Mar 03, 2011 Erika rated it did not like it
I had a very difficult time "getting in to" this book. It seems redundant and actually confusing at times. I prefer The Birth Order Book by Leman personally.
Flora
Jul 04, 2013 Flora added it
the book enabled me to discover myself in a way that i had not imagined before. i need to know more on the same subject but in the field of missions.
Devon
Sep 05, 2012 Devon rated it really liked it
This book got my buddies and I through a semester in college. Made for some interesting conversation starters. I am phleg/san btw;P
K.M. Weiland
May 22, 2011 K.M. Weiland rated it really liked it
Fascinating stuff. Despite a slant toward male readers, this is one of the best book on personality I've read.
Laurie
Dec 20, 2010 Laurie rated it it was amazing
excellent book....I've read it several times over the past 5 years.
M
Dec 29, 2008 M rated it it was ok
It seems plausible but unscientifically proven.
Teresa
Jun 16, 2010 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Most interesting and very useful information.
Karen Trim
Sep 19, 2013 Karen Trim rated it liked it
Read many years ago. Much truth.
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Rade
Aug 08, 2009 Rade rated it really liked it
perkenalan pertama saya terhadap jenis-jenis kepribadian. informatif.
Bridget
Feb 11, 2012 Bridget rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
Too Christian.
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coz im human
Bridget
May 18, 2008 Bridget marked it as to-read
Shelves: self-help
Have this book
Ebhohimen Kizito ehiremen
helpful
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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye is an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

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