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The New Personality Self -portrait is the only guide to personality types based on the American Psychiatric Association's just-published official diagnostic system -- the DSM -IV -- and written by one of today's leading personality researchers. A long-time backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now been completely updated to include all the fascinating new information about how we become who we are-and how we can change. The self-test in The New Personality Self -portrait is already used extensively in mental health and business settings. It reveals a profile so personal, so accurate, that it's as individual as a fingerprint. Readers discover their unique mix of 14 distinct personality styles -- and learn how those traits impact their relationships, work and home life. Fascinating case histories show each style in action, with tips on how to live and work with every type, and exercises for turning vulnerabilities into strengths -- plus warnings about when individual differences develop into personality disorders.
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"Based on the new American Psychiatric Association diagnostic system, this revolutionary program can help you discover your personality; show you how it drives your relationships, work, and home life; and teach you how to modify those aspects of your character that keep you from reaching your fill potential. It begins with a fascinating self-test: more than one hundred provocative questions designed to reveal how thirteen distinct personality styles shape the person you are. Plot your responses across an easy-to-interpret graph, and you'll see your unique personality portrait emerge.
The Personality Self-Portrait profiles each personality style--from Conscientious to Dramatic to Leisurely. Using vivid case histories, it also:
Highlights common traits and behavior for each style.
Provides tips for living and working with each personality type.
Offers exercises to help change character weaknesses into strengths.
Lists dangers signals that could indicate when a personality style has become a personality disorder.
"Written with warmth, compassion, and humor, and drawing on a wealth of clinical and research material previously available only to professionals, The Personality Self-Portrait is best first step that I know to transform your personality style from a liability into an asset."--Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of ChicagoFrom the Back Cover:
"You cannot read this book without attaining a deeper and clearer understanding of yourself and the people you care about." -- Herbert Pardes, M.D., Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
"Brilliantly transforms a wealth of scientific information into an exciting and easy-to-follow format." -- Stuart C.Yudofsky, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.
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Book Description Bantam, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0553353365
Book Description Bantam, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Rei. Seller Inventory # DADAX0553353365