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Making Sense Of People: Decoding The Mysteries Of Personality (2011)

by Samuel H. Barondes(Favorite Author)
3.23 of 5 Votes: 2
0132172607 (ISBN13: 9780132172608)
FT Press
review 1: Some of the research and data shared here is very interesting. The personality assessments and psychological insights are helpful to understand as tools to getting along with and seeing others for who they are.. The author tries to illustrate how this information can be applied to real life by profiling real people such as Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Here is where the book becomes less objective and more of a guide on how to judge people. His opinions on personality traits and patterns colors his writing. It seems he is explaining how he decides if someone has earned his favor. He explains which parts of the personality can be changed and when they may be changed. The book explains how to make sense of people so we can decide if they are good, bad and... more ugly. It doesn't promote what should be the higher goal of making sense of seeing the good in each person and honoring that.
review 2: I like personality books, books that help you understand yourself and others. I am not sure, though, that this book quite lives up to its' title of "Making Sense Of People." It mainly discusses five major personality traits, defined as : Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and Openness. It then outlines these traits as can be seen in several well-known personalities. I would have like for it to have a quiz that you could personally take to see how high or low you ranked in each of the five qualities. A personality book without a personality quiz just is not quite complete! less
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I won't complain because I got this book for free; however it really was a drag to read.
Very elementary, though the personality breakdowns of famous poeple are interesting.
Good book, but at the end I was like expecting a bit more than what It really was.
155.22 B2658 2012
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