Understanding Yourself and Others, An Introduction to Temperament - 2.0

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This new Understanding Yourself and Others provides you with . . .
* expanded info on the dynamics of temperament
* more practice for identifying different temperaments
* new applications for perspective shifting a link to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
* more information about temperament and stress
* expanded definitions on the temperament skill sets
* two full pages of descriptions for each temperament
* the Temperament Targets(TM)
* appendices with links to
- Interaction Styles
- the 16 type patterns
- Carl Jung's theory of psychological types
- the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(R) (MBTI(R)) applications for
- identifying temerament in others
- perspective shifting (shifting your perspective to understand where others are coming from) A Systemic Understanding of Personality...
Like trees in a forest we are all unique and yet interconnected. We are self-organizing systems within larger self-organizing systems. For survival, each system must remain separate and at the same time be connected with other systems. We must know our own identity, maintain our uniqueness and yet be an integral part of the larger community. Four Patterns of Personality...
The four temperaments are patterns of organization. They have been recognized for over twenty-five centuries and their existence is supported by research. Knowing these patterns allows you to know yourself and understand others at a very deep level. A Concise and Easy-to-Read Introduction...
These patterns of organization are natural organizing principles that show up in all levels of living systems. Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to Temperament relates these patterns to human interaction. When you know how you tend to be organized, it is easier to work with that organizing force and to even go beyond it.

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Linda V. Berens, Ph.D., is the director and founder of Temperament Research Institute (TRI), which provides organizational consulting and interventions and certification of trainers in The TRI Methodology. TRI is one of six organizations that provide Qualification Programs for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the most widely used personality instrument in the world. Linda is the author of Dynamics of Personality Type: Understanding and Applying Jungs Cognitive Processes and the coauthor of The 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery and Working Together: A Personality-Centered Approach to Management. She is an organizational consultant and has spent over twenty-five years teaching professionals as well as helping individuals and teams recognize their strengths, transcend their weaknesses, and work together better. Linda is recognized internationally for her theoretical contributions to the field of psychological type and for developing user-friendl! y training materials for practical application of understanding individual differences.

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from "Why?"... Many of us live out the "should'ves" and "ought tos" of our past and our current environments. Finding out who you are can free you to shed those "shoulds" and "oughts" that don't fit you. On the other hand, it can also free you to behave in ways that are not naturally like you. When you know who you are, you are freer to be who you are not! Sometimes to get along better with others and to do your work, you have to behave in ways that don't match who you are. An understanding of your natural temperament pattern can give you the firm foundation to consciously change your behaviors without changing your true self. It will give you the energy and confidence to expand beyond your natural self.

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