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Personality Plus

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Each of the following statements relates to one of the four basic personality types: Melancholy, Phlegmatic, Sanguine, and Choleric.

Which of these statements do you relate to most?

- Whether at home or work, I am well organized and keep everything in its proper place.

- It's difficult for me to express excitement, even about something that's really important to me.

- When sho

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Published February 1st 1985 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published 1983)
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Sean Showalter
Apr 03, 2013 Sean Showalter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Sean by: Kenny Cleveland
This book helped me gain a deep and accurate picture of myself. In addition, it has helped me to understand others. I regret that I was introduced to it so late in my life. In my opinion, this book should be a requisite in every high school in America. I strongly encourage everyone to read it.

There are 4 basic personality types created by some ancient Greek dude back in the day. All of us humans will have characteristics of each type. You take a personality assessment in the beginning of
Seno Pamungkas
Mar 13, 2008 Seno Pamungkas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine
Buku ini sangat bermanfaat utk dapat memahami diri sendiri dan orang lain...
Menurut buku ini, karakter seseorang digolongkan menjadi empat karakter :
1. Sanguinis
2. Melankolis
3. Koleris
4. Phlegmatis
Tiap orang memiliki keempat karakter itu. Namun tiap orang memiliki perbedaan mengenai dominasi karakter dalam dirinya ke dalam dua karakter dominan...
Kalau kita lihat dari penggabungan itu karakter seseorang dibagi menjadi :
1. Sanguini Koleris
2. Koleris Sanguinis
3. Sanguinis Phlegmatis
4. Phlegmatis Sa
Mar 17, 2008 an rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
bagi yg ingin tau sifat dominannya, buku yg tepat. aku baru tau da 4 sifat dominan manusia dan aku salah satunya. coba tebak apa?
Valorie Smith
Sep 12, 2011 Valorie Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do not exaggerate when I tell you this book saved my family. We had 4 children we homeschooled until high school. I was a full time homemaker and on call 24/7. I was stressed out, worn out, and guilted out by my inability to communicate effectively with these 4 short humans. I thought I would lose my mind! Then, probably about 1987, I read this book and it changed my life and the lives of my kids (and husband). It has held me in good stead through church activities, jobs, public school meeting ...more
Apr 30, 2009 Jon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jon by: Westside Family Church Spiritual Growth Study
3.5 stars

I read this book for a spiritual growth study sponsored through the Women's Ministry at my church. Our leader, Vicki Olsen, was an inspiring teacher.

I've taken many personality tests over the years, mostly sponsored by my employer, but this study was comprehensive, eye-opening and very helpful to my understanding of interacting with family and co-workers.
Jul 30, 2014 Books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2014
I very seldom read non-fiction, and even less than that do I read self-help books. That’s more hubby’s kind of thing. Me? I love my fiction. A few months ago at the office, a colleague was telling me about a book he and his wife were reading that teaches you to understand who you are and thus will help you understand others. The way he explained it, I was intrigued, and naturally I also wanted to read this book which sounded as though it might have life-changing powers. I have an analytical mind ...more
Sep 19, 2009 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was pretty gimmicky. The conceit of it is that there are four basic "temperaments": Popular Sanguine, Peaceful Phlegmatic, Powerful Choleric, and Perfect Melancholy. The idea is that you can identify your own tendencies and those of the people you interact with, and adapt suitably. For example, Popular Sanguines are fun, talkative, outgoing, have great ideas & get fired up about them, but they are flaky, self-centered, & lack organization & follow through. So mayb ...more
Sean Lifeleadership
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to EVERYONE !!! I have read it multiple times. This book has literally changed my life! I had only looked at relationships 2 dimensionally before I discovered this book with the help of
Now, not only do I have better relationships, but I have more friends & have better results at work. Thanks Florence & TEAM for guiding me out of my lonely misery. Sean
Daryl King
Oct 24, 2011 Daryl King rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my top 10 books that I think folks should have. It describes the 4 basic personality/temperament types that are found in people. It's similar to other resources that cover the 4 temperaments like the following:

Littauer......Keven Leman....Gary Smally...
Choloric.......Great Dane.....Lion...............Dominance
Phlegmatic...Irish Setter.....Retri
Greg Frucci
May 13, 2013 Greg Frucci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wisdom
I have found a love for understanding personalities including my own. This is the third book I have read on the subject lately, and this one is the best so far. Florence Littauer has created a fun book to read with a core message of understanding why we think and act the way we do. The most important chapter is Chapter 16 where she made me realize that she is not placing me in a "box", but allowing me to exit my Way in order to understand and accept how others are who seem so much different than ...more
Nov 30, 2014 Jorgina rated it really liked it
Loved seeing myself defined and explained. Very helpful in understanding myself and others instead of being frustrated. Four personality categories similar to the red,blue, yellow and white but based on Greek philosophy. Littauer has a great sense of humor but a bit stoic in person.
Septia Kholimatussa'diah
Dibanding kesan-kesan lainnya, saya merasa paling perlu berterima kasih kpd (penulis) buku ini karena telah membantu saya memahami diri sendiri (juga orang lain) dlm pemerian sederhana namun menyeluruh. Setidaknya, dlm hal watak/kepribadian. Apakah kita termasuk Sanguinis Populer, Melankolis Sempurna, Koleris Kuat, atau Phlegmatis Damai, dapat kita temukan di sini. Senang sekali membacanya dan mengetahui ada di kotak mana saya. Kompleks tapi mudah dipahami. Banyak contoh yg dekat dgn kehidupan k ...more
I could not put this book down. I found it so intriguing, insightful and helpful. I definitely understand myself, my partner, my family and friends a little better now and hopefully will be able to tackle the difficult situations that arise a little better. It is worth a read but only if you are actually willing to accept the psychology of it all and be honest and truthful when assessing yourself. If you are not willing to be honest with yourself then don't bother picking up this book because yo ...more
Oct 15, 2010 Yzobelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great reference if you want to understand yourself better and understand the others around you as well. It's always good to know your strengths and weaknesses as a friend, a worker, and even as a parent. This book is indeed a plus since it also makes you look into other people's strengths and weaknesses. Knowing, understanding and appreciating other persons' personalities make working together more possible ... more peaceful.
Oct 19, 2007 Lidyawati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenager!!
Shelves: must-read-book
it's really really a must-read-book!! =D

i read this book in a long long long time ago =D

there are 4 human characteristics are explained, such as Sanguin (the talkative & party lover), Melancholic (perfectionist in every thing), Choleric (the leader, influencer, & motivator), Phlegmatic (the cool & peacemaker)..

this book also provide psychology test so we can get what kind of a person who we are =D!
Maybe it was her sanguine style of writing that drove me crazy, but it seems she drew far too much from her own family and self and gave very little else in way of explaining the personalities. Examples and anecdotes serve a purpose, but the book was wholly narrative. I expected a lot more content, and a little less giddiness. Was not a fan.
Mar 10, 2013 Whitney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My best friend made me read this and figure out what kind of personality I am. I forgot what type of personality I am, but I remember thinking that it really described me pretty well, and also explained why I act the way I do sometimes. I should read this again.
Jun 26, 2008 Rusty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple to understand as well as eyeopening as to how best see yourself and others. Although the author finds it hard not to transmit a bias, I feel the "phlegmatic" and "meloncholly" personalities might come away with a bad taste in their mouths.
Kalyn Ng
Jun 17, 2014 Kalyn Ng rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-read
An insightful good read indeed!
I was skeptical when a friend recommended it, but as I turned the pages, the light-bulb lit up in my head. I now understand more about my own split personality. Before I read the book, I used to think I could be bipolar or just plain crazy. Now I know I'm just a unique mix of major part Melancholy with an almost equal part Sanguine plus a fair bit of Phlegmatic... at least now, I understand the constant extreme highs and lows of all those emotions going through me,
Irman Rahman
Apr 25, 2014 Irman Rahman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Membaca buku ini membuat saya tersadar tentang berada di tempat mana saya dalam sebuah kehidupan ini, Seorang sangunis populer kah, Melankolis sempurna, koleris yg kuat atau seorang plegmatis yg damai, atau perpaduan yg menjadikan kita yg sekarang ini, memang semua org mempunyai ke 4 kepribadian ini, yg harus kita tentukan adalah di mana sifat dominan kita dari 4 tipe kepribadian ini, di buku ini dijelaskan banyak hal bukan hanya pada exstrovert dan introvert tetapi kepada sesuatu yg lebih dalam ...more
Danijel Brestovac
str. 10: Vsak izmed nas želi biti boljša osebnost. Vsi si predstavljamo, da smo na Domišljijskem otoku, kjer se ob zvonjenju cerkvenega zvonca spremenimo v privlačno oblečene, zgovorne aristokrate. Nič več nam ne spodrsne, nismo več nerodni ali raztreseni niti se ne obotavljamo, temveč se zabavamo, znamo očarati in navdušiti druge ljudi. Ko je te predstave konec, izključimo svojo domišljijo in se vrnemo v resnični svet, kjer nas čaka naša osebnost. Medtem ko strmimo v praznino, se sprašujemo, za ...more
Yolanda Pender
Aug 18, 2015 Yolanda Pender rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Personality Plus" is a great read! This should be required reading for everyone. The author of Personality Tree takes family personality traits to the next level, to include how the information works with all types of relationships, starting with understanding yourself! Both, books have a built in assessment tool to assist the reader with determining their personality tendency. The books go on to explain how these tendencies effect our decision making and relationship outlook. Once this is acco ...more
Erin O'Roark
Nov 20, 2015 Erin O'Roark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: personal-growth
A good book for the beginning of personal growth. This would have been perfect had I found it before I had read more personal growth books and changed some of the things the book explained my personality type should change.

The only reason I didn't rate this five stars was from the awkward banter between Littauer and her husband. Whenever she brought him up, I really had the vibe their marriage was bad and he's kind of a jackass.

And, for that matter, the same thing with her son. Unless she made
Simran Sharma
Dec 18, 2015 Simran Sharma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book a long time back. I thought it to be a sun sign book like the one by Linda Goodman. but it wasn't.
this book tells a lot about different types of personalities, how they react, how to handle them, what are their behaviour etc. etc. it's a nice book.
I think it's a Self-Help book. from this book, you can know more about yourself or any other person whose behaviour you can't understand or you are having crisis with anyone and wants to know why he/she is reacting in a way. THIS BOOK
Laura Farwell
Jul 22, 2014 Laura Farwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've analyzed my personality before but this is the first time I was able to immediately and naturally apply what I learned to my life. It's as though people with different personalities speak different languages and this book helps you to translate between them.

Before I knew the term Popular Sanguine, I knew that some people were outgoing and flaky. What I didn't know was why they acted that way. This book explains how they think. I also learned how they tend to perceive someone quieter like m
Mar 01, 2012 Ciara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Alisyah Samosir
Mar 11, 2010 Alisyah Samosir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personalitas manusia dibagi empat (4) bagian, yaitu Sanguinis, Melankolis, Koleris, dan Plegmatis. Sanguinis adalah tipe kepribadian yang suka bersenang-senang, senang berinovasi dan mendominasi pembicaraan. Melankolis adalah kepribadian yang terstruktur dan disiplin. Koleris adalah kepribadian yang bisa menyelesaikan persoalan apa saja, di mana saja, dengan cara mereka sendiri. Sementara Plegmatis adalah tipe kepribadian yang cinta damai, menolak permasalahan dan rendah hati.

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May 23, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has made quite an impact on my life. The personality test is easy to do and the results were so mind opening! The chapters on my personality type were so affirming - I realised I wasn't alone in the way I think (which is a typical Perfect Melancholy thought). The chapters very accurately summarized my strengths and weaknesses and gave me very straight forward steps on how to overcome the weaknesses.
Not only was the book invaluable in understanding myself, reading up on the other 3 pers
Bernadeth Petriana
Well-explained, simple, and relatable. Florence often used her own experiences as examples. Thanks to this book, I finally understand why Sanguines are attracted to Melancholics, and vice versa. Me myself is a Sanguine-Phlegmatic and frankly speaking I have most problems with Melancholic-Choleric. Of course there's always exception; one of my best friends possess MelChol temperament, but most of the time, I'm not really fond of the idea to fool around these guys (no offense please). However, I w ...more
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