The Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do

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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 Chicago

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"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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