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People Patterns: A Modern Guide to the Four Temperaments

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People Patterns A Popular Culture Introduction to Personality Types

and the Four Temperaments


Stephen Montgomery, Ph.D.

"Try to see it my way ." Taking a line from the Beatles, Dr. Stephen Montgomery presents a fresh new look at the four temperaments, the four ancient "people patterns" that are the key to personality types. In this updated and expanded 2nd edition, Dr. Mont
Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Archer Books
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May 01, 2012 Sue rated it it was ok
It's taken me nearly nine months to finish this relatively short book. Not that it's hard to read at all - rather the reverse. It's an over-simplified book about Keirsey's temperament theory, based, unfortunately, around various film or TV characters, many of whom I had never heard of. Those I had heard of presented a very caricatured and unrealistic approach to the theory.

I suppose, for someone entirely unfamiliar with these theories, and well acquainted with TV shows and movies, it might prov
May 18, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
Understanding personality theory can be a bit complicated but this book made the basic premise of the theory quite easy to grasp. As a novice in the field, I did not really know the back-story behind the creation of temperaments but this book began with a nice introduction to the creation of the theory. Human personalities, the book explains, have been a topic of curiosity for thousands of years (there's proof that Hippocrates was interested in the field) but it wasn't until Carl Jung built his ...more
Donna Martin
Aug 13, 2014 Donna Martin rated it it was amazing
it was a really neat book and I liked how the Author compared your personality to things of today!! A must read for everyone struggling with interpersonal skills!
Apr 05, 2016 Nancy rated it liked it
If you can handle Kiersey's book, it is worth it; this is a good, more accessible version saying basically the same thing. A few of his explanations resonated with me more than Keirsey's.
Jun 05, 2008 Wendy rated it really liked it
If you want a simplified explanation of Keirsey's four temperaments (Artisans, Guardians, Idealists and Rationals) I'd recommend this book.

It includes a short form personality quiz and brief descriptions of different personality types. It also has some nice examples of the temperaments based on popular and well known fictional characters.

If you want to get more in depth on the temperaments I'd recommend Please Understand Me II. But this book is a great as a starting point, supplement, or quick
Stephanie Larson
Jul 14, 2012 Stephanie Larson rated it really liked it
Excellent book to keep in your library for years to come. A spin on the Myers-Briggs personality types. Discusses temperaments (relating both to adults and children) and how they relate to the world around them. Thank you Ford Family Foundation for including this in your Select Books program!
Erica J
Jan 18, 2008 Erica J marked it as to-read
I'm gearing up to read this's about the Meyers-Briggs personality type indicator test, which is in my opinion a great tool to understand others (and yourself)...maybe I'll get around to reading it soon...
Charmaine E. Pooh
Apr 09, 2011 Charmaine E. Pooh rated it it was amazing
Great review of Keirsey's book Please Understand Me II with Montgomery's own insights. Includes references to pop-culture and literature. Also includes condensed version of Keirsey's temperament sorter.
A nice simplistic introduction to temperament and type!
Sep 10, 2008 Masnita rated it it was amazing
very interesting.. i should read this book earlier.
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