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Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  8,536 ratings  ·  433 reviews
في هذا الكتاب تمنحك فلورنس ليتور أفكاراً قيمة لتقدير شخصيتك الفريدة من نوعها التي وهبها الله لك. وهي تدرج اختبارا لأنماط الشخصية والذي يكشف عن مجموعة السمات المخفية التي ت}ثر على مشاعرك وأدائك في العمل وعلاقاتك. ومن خلال حكايات ظريفة ونصائح مباشرة يمنحك هذا الكتاب أدلة لتحسين نقاط قوتك وتصحيح مواطن ضعفك.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Monarch Books (first published 1983)
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Sean Showalter
Apr 03, 2013 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.

Synopsis
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
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Kate
Sep 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Seno Pamungkas
Mar 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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Books
Jul 30, 2014 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
Valorie Smith
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Shalini Sinha
Apr 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, self-help
The author lost me at the personality test. I mean what does outspoken and orderly have in common? Or any of the words in a single row? What kind of data driven research or critical thinking is involved in it?

The book is pseudoscience and doesn't deserve a review or a read.
an
Mar 11, 2008 rated it liked it
bagi yg ingin tau sifat dominannya, buku yg tepat. aku baru tau da 4 sifat dominan manusia dan aku salah satunya. coba tebak apa?
Jon
Jan 28, 2009 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.
Charissa
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away. I didn't pick it up with any serious intention of really enjoying it. I thought it'd be another boring book to help explain personalities and help me as I write characters for my books. But this was a pleasant, inspiring surprise. As I did the personality test and began delving deeper into the book, I stopped only reading for intellectual/working knowledge and started learning about myself. The title said I would, but I hadn't believe it. :) Now I do.

This really helped me
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Siobhain
Personality Plus was helpful for our family when we read it almost twenty years ago. Like most families, we had the most trouble between family members with widely different temperaments because both children and adults could only see the world through their own ways of thinking and reacting. Personality Plus helped each member of our family to understand and appreciate his own temperament as well as the temperaments of each other. In a lighthearted manner, Mrs. Littauer illustrates the differen ...more
Andrea Norton
While I have it set at two stars, it's actually a 1.5 star book, in my opinion.

I picked up Personality Plus at the store because it sounded fun and interesting. Self help books have become a huge part of my life since Christmas 2015, when I had a serious mental crash and put myself through a rigorous "get better" program. Included in the broad category of self help are personality books. I read them for fun now, but also to learn, grow and see things from different perspective.

First, I have to
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Daryl King
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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...http://www.discprofile.com/
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Choloric.......Great Dane.....Lion...............Dominance
Sanguin........Yorkie............Otter..............Influence
Phlegmatic...Irish Setter.....Retri
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Daniel Taylor
An evergreen favourite amongst network marketers, "Personality Plus" teaches you about yourself. In doing so, it frees you up to understand others. It's a well-written and enjoyable classic. Read this book to learn practical skills in how you can more readily accept and support others in your life.
Jennifer
I read this book when I was 10 (1992), but I'm removing the finished date because it's an outlier that messes up my graph.
vivek
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Too much of repetitive content . The crux of the book could have been covered in a 20 page essay
Jagoda
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Such a great book- it actually made me realise how different we all are. Loved it, seriously. btw, I'm definitely a Popular Sanguine mixed with other personallities :)
Bob Gao
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Crystal Lee
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
I loved this book. It was very helpful in understanding my own temperament and those around me.

I felt some of it was a little klunky as a read, but all in all, a great read with a lot of good information.

But maybe that's just my melancholic nature speaking. Lol.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. I think it could help a lot of people and increase tolerance and understanding.
Anna Marija Reidzāne
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Viena no retajām grāmatām, kurā aprakstīti ne tikai četri temperamenta tipi un to īpašības, bet pieļauti arī krustojumi, izņēmumi, izskaidrotas attiecības starp dažādu vai vienādu tipu cilvēkiem. Vērtīga grāmata, ja vēlies uzzināt vairāk par personības tipiem, bet negribi lasīt sarežģītu literatūru.
Liusmiler323
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
As i have seen most of its ideas in other books, i just reviewed the subtitles quickly and finished this book in 2 hours( the fastest speed i ever had). the most interesting parts of this book is its categorization of four types of people and the analysis of different mixes of the four. All in all, a good book, but not a great book...
Ryan Morton
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A powerful book with a put-to-immediate-use approach to improve your life. I've struggled to explain the differences I've observed in the people I experience, but this book explains well the different personalities.

In particular, it highlights how we can overcome our limitations and leverage our strengths. If this weren't enough, it goes on to explain how we can recognize and handle others personality profiles.

If you interact with other people and/or want to better understand yourself, then rea
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Raquel Sagueiro
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Con este libro aprendes a conocer a las personas que te rodean, a entender sus comportamientos y a conocerte a ti mismo. Absolutamente lo recomiendo!
Greg Frucci
May 13, 2013 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
Septia Kholimatussa'diah
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Cai
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
Julia Hazlet
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who interacts with other people
Prefer this to other personality metrics because of the definitions - she doesn't put you in a box but recognizes we have characteristics of all four personalities. Helped me in my relationship at the time recognize certain behaviors weren't intentionally antagonizing but baseline personality characteristics. By understand myself and my partner we could work towards having more grace with each other as well as understanding how we can help each other help ourselves.
Chloe
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
aku sudah baca buku ini berkali-kali, sangat menarik untuk tahu karakter orang2 disekeliling kita dengan hanya memperhatikan apa yang dia lakukan , atau makanan apa yang lebih dia sukai, atau bahkan dari cara dia berjalan dan bertegur sapa dengan orang. bukan ingin mengkotak-kotakan orang kedalam karakter tertentu...hanya berusaha memahami orang lain dan memperlakukannya sebagaimana karakternya.
buku ini membuatku dapat mengerti mengapa seseorang berpikiran seperti apa yang dia pikirkan.
Lidyawati
Oct 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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!
Yzobelle
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Marc Page
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-5, top-50, social
I've read Personality Plus before, but each time I read it I find new insights. This book gives you the tools to quickly determine the personality traits for those around you and gives you practical tools to work with each personality type, and minimize the negative aspects of your personality. The best book I've read on interpersonal relationships.
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