Books

Baron, Renee
What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are
New York: Penguin Group, 1998

This overview gives light-hearted coverage of the essential components of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Complete with cartoons!


Keirsey, David
Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, 1984

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used to arrive at four basic temperaments similar to those chronicled over the centuries. The content includes implications for the development of significant relationships, parenting, and leadership styles.


Keirsey, David
Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence
Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, 2006

Keirsey expands the content of his previous book by mapping each of the four basic temperaments to certain strengths in intelligence: tactical, logistical, diplomatic, and strategic.


Myers, Isabel Briggs, and Myers, Peter B.
Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type
Mountain View, California: Consulting Psychologists Press, 1995

This is a must-have book for anyone interesting in reading about the content behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from the perspective of one of the original creators.


Tieger, Paul D., and Barron-Tieger, Barbara
Nurture By Nature: How To Raise Happy, Healthy, Responsible Children Through the Insights of Personality Type
Little, Brown and Company, 1997

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used to help parents recognize and respect personality type in children.


Tieger, Paul D., and Barron-Tieger, Barbara
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
Little, Brown and Company, 2001

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used to expand the conversation on "good fit" work solutions.


Wyman, Pat
Three Keys To Self-Understanding: An Innovative and Effective Combination of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment Tool, the Enneagram and Inner-Child Healing
Gainesville, Florida: Center for Application of Psychological Type, Inc., 2001

Wyman offers abbreviated explanations of both the MBTI and the Enneagram (one chapter each) and an interesting perspective on how both are integral in understanding self. Discounting any emphasis on wings, subtypes, or degree or level of mental health or spiritual state, Wyman presents her own theory on why individuals operating out of the same Enneagram number can appear to be so different: differing Core Selves as profiled by the MBTI assessment. She proposes that internal tension and conflict results from incompatible qualities of one's Myers-Briggs type and Enneagram type. As a psychotherapist working almost entirely with women, she believes the only way to resolve the tension and conflict is through Inner-Child Healing (which she discusses at greater length). Wyman presents many tragic case studies, but manages to remain witty as well as pointed in her overall writing style.


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