You can use words in an abstract way Ns as described above or concretely Ss. Does this one cover all the topics in the previous part? There were some surprises! This is not light reading, more like a text book I busted out a highlighter! There are fundamental differences in what the different types value and it is folly to try and change this. That will only come when you are willing to give up trying to change me into a copy of you.

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One major addition is Keirsey’s view of how the temperaments differ in the intelligent roles they are most likely to develop.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence

Jul 03, Esteban del Mal rated it really liked it Shelves: In my case it will be a reference that I turn to for a glimpse of the terrain, rather like keirsej maps, but the real understanding will be more of a dash to the destination in rush hour traffic.

Oct 29, Judy kerisey it. I have used this personality rating system well over the years, good for both professional and person learning. I can’t speak for the other types but the Rational section nailed me w Great stuff. It’s pretty dense and can take a bit to read through, but it’s well worth it.

Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence by David Keirsey

I read this book because I am project-oriented, because I like to put things and people into categories that I understand, and because I feel compelled to make sense of complex systems like how people are. It also helped me in relating to my parents, husband, and brother, all of whom score very differently than I do, and in identifying some of the weaknesses inherent in that constellation of traits.


Or if my beliefs are different from yours, at least pause before you set out to correct them.

Please Understand Me II: I particularly appreciated that Keirsey never presents any personality type as being superi At my lowest point, I read this book and found the answers I needed to keep moving forward. This page was last edited on 19 Aprilat Character and Temperament Types is a psychology book written by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates which focuses on the classification and categorization of personality understnd.

But online discussion, taking this updated version of the test, and most of all reading the book have almost convinced me I am actually an INFJ Idealist. It’s also a fascinating study in human nature and you’ll please understand me ii by david keirsey start analyzing everyone around you, but it’s now my ultimate textbook in character personalities. And don’t expect sensory people to be into it.

With insights into the ways the different temperaments relate, lead, and even their differing kinds of intelligence, this isn’t really a book to read straight through, but one to dip into over and over again. Merry Oh heavens no! They have logical reasons for driving you nuts that are completely consistent with how they see favid world.

You can also use tools – and tools refers to nearly everything: You can use words in an abstract way Ns as described above or concretely Ss. His chapters on the challenges faced by people paired with a different type were incredibly relevant and helpful. There is a ton of restating and copied arrangement. Temperamentpsychologypersonality.


May 04, Maddie HedgehogBookReviews rated it really liked it. Or if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, please let me be. Want to Read saving…. That being said, it was rewarding in its depth and complexity. I began to dabid This is a good one for all you Meyers-Briggs junkies out there.

Please Understand Advid II: Written more like please understand me ii by david keirsey reference book, there is a ton of repeated information in each section. But by knowing someone’s temperament, it becomes much easier and more fulfilling to be in their lives. Not only does Keirsey analyze each group, but he also relates his ideas to matters such as romance and marriage, parenting, and leadership.

Just shoot me if Jeirsey start labeling those characters who gallop, swagger or fall across my mind’s path with such certainty.