Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality
The premise is really neat, but reading this book is like being trapped with a fifth grader whose PowerPoint presentation is "ONLINE PERSONALITY TESTS ACROSS THE AGES AND HOW TO USE THEM ON YOUR FRIENDS". And they keep reading off note cards and refuse to make eye contact with anyone .
I don't think it would be so bad if Baro ...more
This book discusses the Big Five personality traits (Extraversion ...more
I'm not sure it would really accomplish any of it's claims for someone who isn't good at "reading people" since it mostly just describes the Big 5 and loosely applies them to some public profiles, and some personality disorders.
The writing was reasonably clear, and again a few interesting thoughts presented, tho' I think the most worthwhile thing ...more
the genetics part is perfect to convey the message of weighing between nature and nurture.
and to sum up it emphasize the importance of a life story to the Identity of any personality/character.
Every day, we evaluate the people around us: It's one of the most important things we ever do. Making Sense of People provides the scientific frameworks and tools we need to improve our intuition, and assess people more consciously, systematically, and effectively.
Leading neuroscientist Samuel H. Barondes explains the research behind each standard personality category: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. He shows readers how to use these traits and assess
I enjoyed the depth of literature referred to in the book. The book leans academically in tone and this is a welcome deviation from ...more
Are you fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of human behavior? Confused by the tremendous variation of the personalities of people around you? Wanting to make sense of why people are the way they are? Then, _Making Sense of People_ will likely make sense for you to read.
In this masterful guide, author Samuel Barondes brilliantly integrates the science of personality with the art of humanity to help make sense of human behavior. In the first part of the book, Samuel shows how t ...more
The description of troublesome forms of this pattern in DSM-IV begins with three signs of such turbulence: "Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment"; "unstable and intense interpersonal relati ...more
If you are looking for a pop psychology book to help you change someone, this may not be the book for you. This book has information about the scientists and their experiments that help describe terms for personalities, tra ...more
The truth is, that for learning the five personalities have to the well-studied, but at least you can read once slight identify some of the personalities described in the book.