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Non Fiction - General
Member Name: Themaddog74
Non Fiction - General
Date: 05/09/04, updated on 05/09/04 (805 review reads)
Advantages: realistic, funny, The book is a great learning tool.
My mum is a member of Omegatrend, a fast growing network organisation in Australia. It has also spread to other countries in Asia and is being established in the US. Personality Plus is one of the books on Omegatrend's reading list. My mum has read it and she enjoyed it so much and got so much knowledge out of it that she sent me a copy of it. I have only read half of it so far, but i love it so much that am recommending it.
Florence Littauer, the author and her husband conduct marriage seminars, and personality conferences throughout the US. The book does not appear to have been written from a researcher's perspective, it appears to be writen more form the author's personal experience, which is what makes this book so enjoyable.
Florence Littauer has divided people's personalitys into 4 categories. At the beginning of the book she has provided a personality scoring / profile test which you need to complete in order to get the most out of the book. At the end of this test, you add up all of the scores you have given yourself under the each personality, and you can tell which personality you have. Your scoring will be highest in one or 2 personalities and these are your dominant personality types. You have to be honest in this test, otherwise there is no point in reading on.
Florence Littauer examines each personality type, looking at emotions, strengths and weaknesses. The aim of the book is to teach people how to understand different people's personalitys as well as your own and improve your relationships with others and achieve your potential.
What makes this book interesting and fun to read, compared to other boring psychology / personality books that I had to read when I was at university is that the book is written from a real life perspective. There are amusing anecdotes in the story which people are able to relate to. While reading a section last night covering my personality, I found myself laughing
at myself from the outside. I also learned something about myself that will help me relate better to others - Not everyone wants to hear the long version of a story.
The four personalities are listed below with a statement from the book relating to them.
Melancholy - Whether at home orat work, I keep everything organised and in it's place.
Plegmatic - It's hard for me to express excitement about something, even when it's really important to me.
Sanguine - When I am shopping, it's not unusual for me to forget where I parked the car.
Choleric - I get annoyed when people don't follow my instructions to the letter.
Which personality do you relate most to?
If you work in a profession where you have to deal with people alot, or you want to improve relationships with other people, I would strongly recommend you track down this book and get it. It's not a boring text book, actually it is sold as a paperback.
The ISBN is 0-8007-5445-X
For more informatiohn on Florence Littauer look at - www.classervices.com/FlorenceLittauer.html
or - www.peoplesuccess.com/littauer.htm
or simply typre Florence Littauer into a search engine and it will come up with loads of sites related to her and her work.