Reading People
If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.

Reading People Details

TitleReading People
Author
ReleaseSep 19th, 2017
PublisherBaker Books
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Self Help

Reading People Review

  • Megan Ericson
    January 1, 1970
    Because of this book:1) I have an excuse forever to drink multiple cups of coffee per day. (Thank you extroverted brain.)2) I found out my husband is an HSP (highly sensitive person) and how to prevent him from getting into the "Overtalked Introvert Danger Zone."3) Finally confirmed, without a doubt, my Myers-Briggs type. It's ESTJ, BTW ;-)4) And, found an old copy of StrengthsFinders 2.0 on our bookshelf (Score!), so I can hopefully decide where my career should be headed from here.I was thrill Because of this book:1) I have an excuse forever to drink multiple cups of coffee per day. (Thank you extroverted brain.)2) I found out my husband is an HSP (highly sensitive person) and how to prevent him from getting into the "Overtalked Introvert Danger Zone."3) Finally confirmed, without a doubt, my Myers-Briggs type. It's ESTJ, BTW ;-)4) And, found an old copy of StrengthsFinders 2.0 on our bookshelf (Score!), so I can hopefully decide where my career should be headed from here.I was thrilled to learn Anne Bogel (of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and What Should I Read Next? podcast) was launching a book with an overview of the top personality tests and why they've made a difference in her life. I am obsessed with personality tests. I am constantly analyzing my friends and family members (whether they want to be or not). Even though I've heard of all these typing systems and taken most of them, I didn't know how to learn from the results.The real gems from this book, in my opinion, are not the overviews of the personality types (though extremely helpful), it's Anne's insights into how that typing system can improve your life and help you along in your journey to personal growth. I think most people have been forced to take an assessment in a school or job setting, and then thought: "This isn't me!" Anne goes over common user-error issues in taking these assessments. Also, anyone who thinks personality tests are dumb or dislike being "put in a box" should read this book. Anne systematically debunks both assumptions, and more eloquently than I could ever try. As they old adage says: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. This one found me at just the right time.P.S. I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. And, honestly, I love it!
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  • Katie Toungette
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, I am typically pretty private with my thoughts on a book unless I really hated it or really loved it. Other than this, I am pretty sure that the world will still spin without hearing my thoughts on someone's writing and creativity (or not). I now know that this is because I am the personality type that I am, which is, depending on what chapter of Reading People you are studying - an INFJ, an Introvert, an HSP...and the list goes on. I am in Human Resources, so it is pretty much in First of all, I am typically pretty private with my thoughts on a book unless I really hated it or really loved it. Other than this, I am pretty sure that the world will still spin without hearing my thoughts on someone's writing and creativity (or not). I now know that this is because I am the personality type that I am, which is, depending on what chapter of Reading People you are studying - an INFJ, an Introvert, an HSP...and the list goes on. I am in Human Resources, so it is pretty much in my job description that I need to have an interest in...the Humans...and I do. And I would have told you that I had a pretty fair understanding of personality assessments and all ripple effects of how that makes the human interact with others, learn, deal with stress, emote in general, etc. However, until I read the advanced reader copy of this book, I didn't realize how wrong I was in some of my preconceived notions. Anne breaks this down in such a way that all can understand, even HR people. Additionally, she makes you understand with each chapter WHY this is important to know, and HOW to work with folks that are unlike you - a pretty important thing we need to know in life. If you know of Anne, or her blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, or her podcast (SWOON), What Should I Read Next, you know that the word for Anne's tone is warm. This book is written as if you are already friends with Anne, and she has something really interesting and really informative to tell you. I plowed through it in two days, but have already begun a slow re-reading, and a plan to have the husband learn alongside me our "ways" and how to best connect through, and in spite of, our differences. Grab this book as soon as you can and start understanding those around you in a different and better way than before. Get it for your HR person, maybe. Just do not miss it.
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  • Maxwell
    January 1, 1970
    Just a disclaimer: this was sent to me by the author, whose podcast I was featured on last October. However, as usual, all opinions are my own and there was no obligation on my part to give this book any rating or review. Huge thanks to Anne for sending me an early copy though!Now on to what I thought of this book.Firstly, it's definitely a book that's outside of my reading wheelhouse. You might've noticed, if you've been following me for any period of time, that I don't read a ton of non-fictio Just a disclaimer: this was sent to me by the author, whose podcast I was featured on last October. However, as usual, all opinions are my own and there was no obligation on my part to give this book any rating or review. Huge thanks to Anne for sending me an early copy though!Now on to what I thought of this book.Firstly, it's definitely a book that's outside of my reading wheelhouse. You might've noticed, if you've been following me for any period of time, that I don't read a ton of non-fiction, and especially not self-improvement type books. I don't often find non-fiction books that fascinate me enough to spend much time with them, but this one really piqued my interest because it deals with personality and personality assessments. I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for a good personality quiz. I've taken many: the MBTI, Enneagram, StrengthsFinder and silly Buzzfeed quizzes (all of which Anne covers in different chapters of her book, minus the latter). So to read about how these can be applied to your life and your relationships with other people was super interesting to me. I love getting the results from these assessments, but I rarely do anything with them.Reading this helped me to see not only how one person has used personality frameworks to change their old habits, but how to build new ones and see the world through new lenses. Though some of it was old news to me, I found many parts to be really illuminating and helpful. Newbies to any of these personality assessments will get a lot of great info to start their journey to better understanding themselves and how they fit into the world around them. If you're at all interested in reading this, I'd say go for it! Not only because you'll be supporting someone who is very invested in the book community, online & offline, but you also may find something that flips the script on how you view yourself or others in your life.
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  • April (Getting Hygge With It)
    January 1, 1970
    I love all things personality. I was that teen that bought magazines mostly for the quiz section. What type of friend are you? What career should you get into? I loved it all and not much has changed. If you are new to personality quizzes Reading People is the perfect place to start.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Full Review on my blog... Reading People | Blog Tour Review!This is only my first time through... gonna need to go back and spend some more time on a couple of chapters with a pen and notebook once I get my physical copy!Anne Bogel, of Modern Mrs. Darcy (blog) and What Should I Read Next (podcast) does wonderful job of presenting some of the most common and popular personality frameworks out there right now. Sharing insights from her own journey to figure out how *she* ticks, Anne gives an outli Full Review on my blog... Reading People | Blog Tour Review!This is only my first time through... gonna need to go back and spend some more time on a couple of chapters with a pen and notebook once I get my physical copy!Anne Bogel, of Modern Mrs. Darcy (blog) and What Should I Read Next (podcast) does wonderful job of presenting some of the most common and popular personality frameworks out there right now. Sharing insights from her own journey to figure out how *she* ticks, Anne gives an outline of these frameworks, as well as tools and tips for assessing yourself, and putting that new found information about your personality to work for you!
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  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    I had the honor of being part of the launch team for this book. I have been a fan of Ann Bogel for years. First with her blog The Modern Mrs Darcy and recently with her podcast What Should I Read Next. I have to be honest and say I struggled with this book. I was halfway through and wondering to myself what I was going to walk away with. Well, let's just say the end did it for me. A realization that knowing myself, the good and the bad, better will only help me. The better I am the better my kid I had the honor of being part of the launch team for this book. I have been a fan of Ann Bogel for years. First with her blog The Modern Mrs Darcy and recently with her podcast What Should I Read Next. I have to be honest and say I struggled with this book. I was halfway through and wondering to myself what I was going to walk away with. Well, let's just say the end did it for me. A realization that knowing myself, the good and the bad, better will only help me. The better I am the better my kids are, my relationship with my husband is and the better I am at my job.
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  • Rachel Dawson
    January 1, 1970
    Reading People is the first book Anne Bogel has written, and you guys, it's so good! Anne has long been my most trusted book-recommender (her podcast is amazing and always so fun to listen to!) and one of my very favorite bloggers, so I was thrilled to see her write a book of her own, especially one that is such a marriage of my favorite things! It was a joy to be chosen to join the launch team for this one (heads up, there are affiliate links in this post, and you should know I was sent a free Reading People is the first book Anne Bogel has written, and you guys, it's so good! Anne has long been my most trusted book-recommender (her podcast is amazing and always so fun to listen to!) and one of my very favorite bloggers, so I was thrilled to see her write a book of her own, especially one that is such a marriage of my favorite things! It was a joy to be chosen to join the launch team for this one (heads up, there are affiliate links in this post, and you should know I was sent a free copy to read and review with you all!) -- I was dying to read it anyway.If you are interested in personality types at ALL, grab this one. I'm serious. If you're curious about the ways that WHO you are affects HOW you are and WHY you are, grab this one. If you like trying to figure people out or better understand yourself, grab this one!For as much of a personality type nerd I am, there was still SO much I learned in this book, especially about the cognitive functions and deeper levels to the MBTI! I especially loved the Enneagram talk since I'm fascinated by all things Enneagram and can't stop reading/talking about it... But there wasn't a single chapter that didn't teach me something new, help me understand myself a little better, and give me something new to think about.This one is fun (not heavy at ALL!), delightfully written, conversational, easy to read, and still full of great, helpful information about all kinds of personality aspects.Hope you all love this one as much as I do!
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  • Guy Austin
    January 1, 1970
    Book covers can say a lot about what is inside them. They can hook you and can cause an auto-reflex I call, have-to- have-this-in-my-hand syndrome, or H2H (Have to have). I walk through a bookshop on a mission. I must. Those pesky covers can stop me cold in my tracks, even if I have walked in with force of mind to go directly to the item of want. The fear of the book police (my wife) compels me to get out before my primal bookish urges cause me to divert, and ultimately walk out more poor in cas Book covers can say a lot about what is inside them. They can hook you and can cause an auto-reflex I call, have-to- have-this-in-my-hand syndrome, or H2H (Have to have). I walk through a bookshop on a mission. I must. Those pesky covers can stop me cold in my tracks, even if I have walked in with force of mind to go directly to the item of want. The fear of the book police (my wife) compels me to get out before my primal bookish urges cause me to divert, and ultimately walk out more poor in cash, but rich in literature (Do you really need more books?). Having read the digital copy of the book, “Reading People: How seeing the world through the lens of personality changes everything”, I had firm ideas as to what I would write in this review. Then I received the print edition, I found that, although I had already read it, I was compelled to hold it, stare and… smile. This work of non-fiction By Anne Bogel, displays a glass dome at its center containing a rose, set against a blue green backdrop and a gold spine on its edge. The cover sparked additional thoughts and reflections.Now, having discussed covers, this brings to mind another type of book that hooks. One that can give us some insight into ourselves through tales of others: "The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time."―Narrator. Beauty and the Beast Anne Bogel shares her story of learning about herself, from her initial attempts as a teen, later as she matured into a young adult and into the present day as a wife and mother of four. I found her story to be not unlike many. A big part of learning about personality is learning to make peace with who we are.- Anne Bogel, Reading People She expresses that in our youth, we think we know who we are and what the world is all about. However, as we engage life (Or it engages us) and meet its challenges, we face the reality of a world not so easily navigated. Some of the ideas she had about herself were not correct and weaknesses were exposed later. In this way she helps the reader understand, perhaps we did not know everything about the world we live in or, more important, everything about ourselves. There are epoch moments in life that can alter our perspectives and give us a paradigm shift. This book is one that can assist you with navigating those shifts. It is suggested that around your thirties is when best to start a deeper dive into this subject matter and if we wish to slay the beast that has caused error, the author suggests, we need to get real with ourselves. The rose Anne Bogel offers is one that will, help you better understand your personality, lead you to perspective on why you are who you are (and perhaps not who we think we are). That rose is delivered in the form of personality frameworks and it is an offer difficult to refuse.Just like the beast of the fairy tale, we've had to learn to love as well as several other life skills.  We cannot do this well without getting to know and understand ourselves first. The Beast had to learn how to confront issues from his past, get to know his true self, grow within his strengths, and understand his weaknesses and how they impact each other. In the fairy tale, once he did work through these things, not without hard work and trial and error, the spell was broken. The author of Reading People shares that this process in real life can be messy. Thales of Miletus, one of the sages of ancient Greece, put it plainly: "The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself."- Anne Bogel, Reading People. Mrs. Bogel further explains, personality frameworks are steps you can take toward a better understanding and knowledge one's self and, even better, she guides you through the weeds of the processes, so to speak. Each framework, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder, and Enneagram are just a few of the toolboxes unpacked. They all are delivered in a manner that easily digestible. If just one of these frameworks are applied honestly and correctly, it is suggested, one can slowly open their eyes into windows of possibility for themselves. As each framework is discussed they are broken out in chapters and you are given further resources to dig deeper.The Reading People book is not a cure for all that ails you. It is a reference guide of some of the many tools the author has uncovered and used herself, after years of effort. As she explains each, she does so with passion. Anne Bogel is an Author, Blogger and Podcaster. She is well known for her blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, a Book Club and the podcast, What Should I Read Next. In her podcast she does, “Some literary matchmaking” or as I would describe it, she is a book whisperer. She patiently listens to readers, gains insight into who they are and what makes them tick. She will then suggest titles they might read next. The Reading People book ties neatly with her ability in book matching. Only now instead of helping mediate readers towards getting to know what best suites them in literary pursuits, she mediates in the form of personality frameworks.Previous to this reading, I had never given much thought to personality frameworks. As you weave your way through this book you begin to see yourself differently, strengths and weaknesses appear in your mind. You may see applications toward resolution to some silly conflicts with a wife or your kids, friends or co-workers. How I respond to criticism, for better or worse is tied to my personality type in the case of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Things started to click. As for myself, I've started thinking before I reacted to external input. I began looking into my own personality type (INFP). I know this much: when it comes to understanding yourself and others, wishful thinking will get you nowhere. If personality information is going to help you, you're going to have to get comfortable with the true self that lies deep within you.'- Anne Bogel, Reading People I've started researching some of the literature offered as a further resource. I have begun to learn more about myself so I can, perhaps, be less of the beast I know I can be at times. I've started a blog as a creative outlet, suggested by my personality type and its needs. Anne Bogle has written a guidebook to help you understand these personality frameworks and practical applications. It is waiting for you, if you are ready. This book is proof that by reading and reflecting on it, we just might deliver new versions of ourselves. The more I have pondered its content, the more the message has resonated.- Be WellReading People: How seeing the world through the lens of personality changes everything. By Anne Bogel will be released September 19th, 2017 from the publisher, Baker Books . You can Pre-Order your copy today for bonus content at www.ReadingPeopleBook.com Finally, I was provided an advanced reader copy of this title in exchange for my honest feedback. My hope is that, by the words I have shared, you see that I have done just that. I could not say anything less than honestly. I would not sleep well if I did otherwise.
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  • Sheryl
    January 1, 1970
    I feel very lucky to be part of the launch team for this fun and insightful book. I'm pretty stingy with 5 star ratings, but I promise that 4 stars means I really enjoyed it. I definitely think it is helpful, while not necessary, to be a follower of the Modern Mrs Darcy website and especially a listener of the What Should I Read Next podcast, to really get into this book. I can definitely hear Anne's voice in my head while I'm reading. And anyway, if you're not listening yet, why not???? I feel I feel very lucky to be part of the launch team for this fun and insightful book. I'm pretty stingy with 5 star ratings, but I promise that 4 stars means I really enjoyed it. I definitely think it is helpful, while not necessary, to be a follower of the Modern Mrs Darcy website and especially a listener of the What Should I Read Next podcast, to really get into this book. I can definitely hear Anne's voice in my head while I'm reading. And anyway, if you're not listening yet, why not???? I feel like I have told the world to listen to this podcast. Well, unless you don't read, of course. But then what are you doing on GoodReads? This book is an easy read and definitely helped me identify myself in my confusion over what Myers Briggs type I really am, and introduced me to some new ways to look at myself and others. I especially enjoyed the personal examples and the great book references as well as Anne's ability to find humor in her own self exploration. Really enjoyed this book. Now I need to go catch up on her WSIRN podcast and add to my never-ending TBR list.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy for review purposes and I am so glad I did. Quite simply, I'm a personality quiz addict. INTJ, Enneagram 1, Victor, Slytherin, Acts of Service, Questioner, Strategic. Anne's book embraces the idea of personality frameworks to better know yourself. I've done a lot of self-reflection on the frameworks, especially over the past few years. Reading people has insights that I hadn't considered. (The chapter on the MBTI Cognitive Functions was completely new to me and eye-ope I received an advance copy for review purposes and I am so glad I did. Quite simply, I'm a personality quiz addict. INTJ, Enneagram 1, Victor, Slytherin, Acts of Service, Questioner, Strategic. Anne's book embraces the idea of personality frameworks to better know yourself. I've done a lot of self-reflection on the frameworks, especially over the past few years. Reading people has insights that I hadn't considered. (The chapter on the MBTI Cognitive Functions was completely new to me and eye-opening.) A fantastic read for people who want to learn more about themselves. I suspect we're going to see this one again on my top 10 of 2017 list.
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  • Paul Randall Adams
    January 1, 1970
    Reading People is one of my favorite works of nonfiction I've read in a long time. It tackles complicated information and presents it in a comfortably conversational way that makes it accessible to all readers. As an educator, I have found it particularly useful in understanding the diversity of my students and their varied needs. I will use the information I gleaned from this book to create an even more inviting environment for my students. As an extreme extrovert (and a very loud one at that), Reading People is one of my favorite works of nonfiction I've read in a long time. It tackles complicated information and presents it in a comfortably conversational way that makes it accessible to all readers. As an educator, I have found it particularly useful in understanding the diversity of my students and their varied needs. I will use the information I gleaned from this book to create an even more inviting environment for my students. As an extreme extrovert (and a very loud one at that), I didn't realize just how overwhelming I may be to both introverts, and HSPs, but Bogel has helped me understand and make minor changes to create a less hostile environment for them. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book and apply it to my personal and professional experiences.
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  • Rachel Bennett
    January 1, 1970
    "The point isn't to trap you in those boxes; it's to organize your behavior in a way that makes sense and helps you understand how the pieces work together, how to find them when you need them, and how to put them to work in pursuit of your best self." What a fun and informative read from Anne Bogel. I have always enjoyed personality tests and systems so jumping into this for me was already exciting; however, I believe Anne has approached these systems in such a way that those who know absol "The point isn't to trap you in those boxes; it's to organize your behavior in a way that makes sense and helps you understand how the pieces work together, how to find them when you need them, and how to put them to work in pursuit of your best self." What a fun and informative read from Anne Bogel. I have always enjoyed personality tests and systems so jumping into this for me was already exciting; however, I believe Anne has approached these systems in such a way that those who know absolutely nothing about them will come away informed and excited to dive into their own personalities. She speaks about each framework with the confidence and authority of someone who's done her research, but she never seems patronizing or preachy. If you've ever wondered, "why do I do this?" or "does anyone else act or think like this?" or even "is this normal?!?" then this book is for you. I also love how Anne was so intentional in this book to not only inform readers about these different frameworks and structures but encourage us to use this new knowledge to better ourselves. I think often times people get discouraged by personality tests because they're not "the type that they want" but she reminds us that it's never wrong to be who you are. Buuut, she also doesn't give us permission to stay the same "just because it's my personality" but urges us to do better, and be better! I would recommend this to almost anyone, but especially those who already love reading - she uses examples of characters from classic literature to help explain some of the personality types (!!!). P.S. I'm an INTJ, Enneagram 1, and my Strengths Finder 2.0 Top 5 are learner, input, intellection, discipline, and analytical.
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  • Annie Rim
    January 1, 1970
    I love taking personality quizzes but get easily overwhelmed when it comes to applying the information. Sometimes it's too much; other times I feel boxed in. In Reading People, Anne Bogel takes away that intimidating piece of learning about my personality framework.Walking the reader through well-known frameworks, from the Myers-Briggs and the Love Languages to StrengthsFinder and Enneagram, Anne helps describe the purpose, application, and reasoning behind the different categories of each frame I love taking personality quizzes but get easily overwhelmed when it comes to applying the information. Sometimes it's too much; other times I feel boxed in. In Reading People, Anne Bogel takes away that intimidating piece of learning about my personality framework.Walking the reader through well-known frameworks, from the Myers-Briggs and the Love Languages to StrengthsFinder and Enneagram, Anne helps describe the purpose, application, and reasoning behind the different categories of each framework. She infuses each chapter with personal stories, examples from literature, and funny asides that bring these frameworks to life.Anne is a gifted teacher and this comes through clearly in her writing. I don't say this often, but Reading People is a book I'll come back to as a reference and it has inspired me to look more closely at frameworks and types that I hadn't considered before.**As part of the Reading People launch team, I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**
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  • Kaylee
    January 1, 1970
    I first found Anne Bogel when a friend of mine suggested that I listen to her podcast: What Should I Read Next. I was hooked from the first episode, and not only because of Anne's soothing voice and the discussion about all things books and reading, but because Anne really seemed to be able to discern exactly what people wanted in a book, at a deeper level than just "a good story." I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Reading People, and I dove into it right away. In each chapter, Anne I first found Anne Bogel when a friend of mine suggested that I listen to her podcast: What Should I Read Next. I was hooked from the first episode, and not only because of Anne's soothing voice and the discussion about all things books and reading, but because Anne really seemed to be able to discern exactly what people wanted in a book, at a deeper level than just "a good story." I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Reading People, and I dove into it right away. In each chapter, Anne tackles a different personality framework (some popular, some less well-known) and argues that by being purposeful about knowing ourselves, we can then learn to better understand people around us. She intersperses science and explanations with experiences from her own life (and some from literature) that illustrate her points. It's a fantastic book. Very well-researched and supremely readable. She manages to give us a ton of information without overwhelming the reader, and in fact, I felt even more motivated to dive into personalities after I was finished. Especially as I started to make connections to myself and the people I love. I feel like a learned more about myself--especially in her sections about highly sensitive people (which comes down to having a more sensitive nervous system) and I loved the reminder about love languages and how I needed to think about that with my children. I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in how understanding different personality types can help strengthen their relationships. *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley.
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  • ImLisaAnn
    January 1, 1970
    SynopsisReading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything grew out of Anne’s love for personality frameworks. Reading People is a primer for several of the more common personality frameworks with easy to understand applications and examples for how to recognize the personalities in yourself and others.The personality frameworks explored by Anne are• Introversion / Extroversion• High Sensitivity• Chapman’s Five Love Languages• Keirsey’s Temperaments• Myers-Br SynopsisReading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything grew out of Anne’s love for personality frameworks. Reading People is a primer for several of the more common personality frameworks with easy to understand applications and examples for how to recognize the personalities in yourself and others.The personality frameworks explored by Anne are• Introversion / Extroversion• High Sensitivity• Chapman’s Five Love Languages• Keirsey’s Temperaments• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)• MBTI Cognitive Functions• Clifton StrengthsFinder• EnneagramPersonality MinefieldPersonality is always a bit of a tricky subject for me. I’ve jokingly said that in personality quizzes, I always get the “worst” personality. Case in point: in the “Which Harry Potter Character Shares Your Myers-Briggs” quizzes, I’m invariably either Draco Malfoy or Voldemort. That kind of assessment doesn’t exactly make the heart sing or swell with pride at being an INTJ.Even outside of Myers-Briggs, I’ve never had the personality that drew people to me. I have been called every variation of cold, unwelcoming, and intimidating (ironic given my five-foot-nothing stature). There’s obviously some gender bias here, since many of the things that make up my personality are sometimes viewed as problematic specifically because I am a woman who comes across as “cold” as opposed to a man who comes across as “analytical.” While I can’t find exact statistics, a quick search indicates that the INTJ is accepted as the least-common personality in women, with the associated personality traits direct opposites of the traits stereotypically seen as “feminine.” People who know me don’t describe me this way (…I don’t think) but this is apparently the first impression I give off, particularly in a public/crowded setting.Over the years, I’ve come to terms with the benefits of my personality but it’s never been something I loved. This baggage and background is the minefield into which I waded with Reading People in hand.What Reading People Is and Is NotReading People takes seven of the more popular/widely known personality frameworks, gives a basic overview of each, provides enough information to give you an idea of where you fall within that personality spectrum, and then provides resources to read more. The book is not an exhaustive resource on the major personality frameworks nor does it try to be.Because of this structure, I can see the book have two main uses—the first is to give enough of an overview of each framework to make the reader pause during times of conflict and stress to consider whether the issue isn’t a misunderstanding based on personality. The book gives enough of a very quick overview of each different personality within each spectrum to give the reader a sense of the ways that each personality is different, with an emphasis that different doesn’t mean bad.The other way this book can come in handy is to give enough of a taste of a particular personality framework to make you want to know more. This is particularly useful since several of the indicators do cost money to take “official tests”—like Enneagram, StrengthsFinder, and (to an extent) the Myers-Briggs (MBTI). If one particular framework resonates, you know it’s worth spending money to find more. Anne is also pretty meticulous about citing her sources and providing a Recommended Resources section for books to read on each type, providing an excellent starting point for further reading on particular frameworks.ThemesIf you take nothing else from Reading People, Anne is going to make darn sure that you know your personality is not a bad thing or a liability. It is perhaps the grand, overarching theme that each personality has strengths they bring to the table and that workplaces and societies don’t function without each type.Ironically, what convinced me that Anne believed this the most was not her clear, concise writing or her insistence that this was the case, but the example Anne gave early on in when she discusses the pitfalls of having your personality defined by your aspirations rather than your reality. In particular, Anne pegged herself incorrectly for any years as an INTJ because this is what she aspired to be. Well if that doesn’t just flip the typical view of my Voldemort-personality on its head, I’m not sure what does.Anne’s emphasis throughout the book is recognizing that personality is not a “grade”—there are not personalities that are better or worse than others, though certain personalities may find they are better suited to certain tasks than others. Moreover, personality is not the be-all-end-all. Personality doesn’t dictate character or your destiny—as people we are still in control and ultimately responsible for our kindness, how we treat people, and the choices we make in life. Personality is the “lens” of the camera but isn’t the camera or even the picture that results.Christian TriggersI am not in a place where I have any interest in reading “Christian books” right now. This presented a bit of a conundrum for me since I am a big fan of Anne’s blog and podcast and wanted an opportunity to see an ARC of Reading People. Anne doesn’t hide her own faith, though she also doesn’t mention it terribly often in these media. She’s highly recommended books like This Is How It Always Is about a family with a transgender child—books that would generally not fit the stereotypical mold of someone whose book is published by Baker Books, a division of the Baker Publishing Group that seeks to “publish high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.”Reading People manages to avoid most of the things that made me trepidatious about this book. If you are a person of (Christian) faith, the book has parts that will resonate with you, as Anne applies some of the frameworks to her prayer and faith life. There are several Bible verses quoted, along with quotes from C.S. Lewis (though most of those are not explicitly Christian)—these are easy to skip over and keep going. If you’re looking to avoid these references, there are never more than a sentence or two to skip before you can get back into the body of the book, without having missed anything. Reading People still stands entirely on its own. There is nothing that the reader misses by skipping these.That said, if you’re in a place where you have no interest in even seeing references to Christian faith, this isn’t the book for you. Two of the personality frameworks—the Five Love Languages and the Enneagram—are explicitly rooted in the Christian faith. While they have applications outside faith and don’t require any particular faith to use or apply them, there is no getting around these roots. Several of Anne’s examples for how she learned to recognize different personalities and apply the lessons of the book also come from church examples because that’s where she was spending her time at the time she had some these personality insights.From my interactions with Anne in Book Club as well as the launch group for this book, I feel pretty confident in asserting that Anne’s goal was to make this book welcoming for all readers, even those who don’t identify as Christian. Ultimately, I think so long as you are not in a place where Christian references are highly-triggering, this is a well-written, highly-readable book that is a great introduction to personality frameworks that will still resonate with most readers interested in the topic.SummaryAnne’s writing style is clear and straightforward and the book is well-organized. As an introduction to personality frameworks, Reading People is a good introductory book that gives you enough of a taste to let you know where you might want to find more. Some sections are easier to read than others, though that tends to be a function of the test—the Five Love Languages are conceptually simpler than something like the MBTI Cognitive Types or the Enneagram.Because of the way the book is structured, this book is better read in pieces—one or two chapters at a time, rather than a book you speed through. If you’re looking for an in-depth discussion of the personality frameworks or your particular personality, Reading People is going to be too shallow a dive. You would be better suited to consulting Anne’s Recommended Resources to find books with more depth into a particular framework.Overall, I recommend Reading People for those generally interested in learning more about what makes themselves and others tick or looking for a place to start in getting to know themselves better. Reading People is a safe place to start, even for us Voldemort-types.NotesPublished: September 19, 2017 by Baker Books Preorder available on Reading People Book and AmazonAuthor: Anne Bogel ("Modern Mrs. Darcy")Date read: August 4, 2017Rating: 3 3/4 StarsThank you to Baker Books, Anne Bogel, and Netgalley for sending me an advance reader copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.Enjoyed this review? Check out more at http://LisaAnnReads.wpengine.com
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    As part of the Launch Team for Reading People, I was given an advance copy of the book for review. All opinions are my own.Reading People is a wonderfully accessible primer on all things personality, so if you like to geek out on those online personality tests, then this book is for YOU! But let’s forget about personality for a minute – if you have an interest in people and in relationships, a desire to know yourself, your partner, your children, your colleagues, your friends BETTER, then this b As part of the Launch Team for Reading People, I was given an advance copy of the book for review. All opinions are my own.Reading People is a wonderfully accessible primer on all things personality, so if you like to geek out on those online personality tests, then this book is for YOU! But let’s forget about personality for a minute – if you have an interest in people and in relationships, a desire to know yourself, your partner, your children, your colleagues, your friends BETTER, then this book is absolutely for YOU, too! (Oh and BONUS – if you love reading, which I’m gonna assume we all do, Anne gives great literary examples (Harry Potter! Anne of Green Gables!) of varying personality types in action!) I was semi-familiar with some of the frameworks – mainly the love languages and Meyers-Briggs, and to a lesser extent the Enneagram – and I’ve always known I’m a textbook introvert, but I feel like I have a better understanding now of what all that actually means, and how I can apply it to my everyday life. As Anne says, “We all live in the first person. I experience the world through my eyes; we all do. But each of these personality frameworks, when used thoughtfully, gives me eyes to see the world from someone else’s point of view for a while. It’s a simple way to try out a new perspective, a different worldview.”Throughout reading this book (which I digitally highlighted the heck out of), I found myself smiling, nodding, and probably driving my husband crazy with lots of excited anecdotes! This book is not the absolute, ultimate guide on personality, nor is it intended to be. I came away with lots of resources I want to look into further. But it’s an awesome jumping off point, and I can happily recommend it! After all, “As you become aware of the amazing variety of people and experiences, your worldview changes, making you more humble, more open, more aware of the possibilities in each person you encounter.” Sign me up.
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  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    January 1, 1970
    Too much introspection can be harmful, sure, but as Anne Bogel claims in Reading People, uncovering insights into personality – our own and other people’s – also helps us see the world from someone else’s point of view for a while. It can explain why we have a difficult time getting along with someone, why clutter irritates us so much, why we get our energy from being by ourselves, and so on. It can also improve our relationships – particularly in the way we approach conflict – and gives us the Too much introspection can be harmful, sure, but as Anne Bogel claims in Reading People, uncovering insights into personality – our own and other people’s – also helps us see the world from someone else’s point of view for a while. It can explain why we have a difficult time getting along with someone, why clutter irritates us so much, why we get our energy from being by ourselves, and so on. It can also improve our relationships – particularly in the way we approach conflict – and gives us the tools we need to create an environment of peace for ourselves and those we love.On the pages of Reading People, Bogel arms us with easy-to-absorb information, as well as handing us the keys to truly know ourselves and those we love. She gives an overview of several personality frameworks, including: the Five Love Languages Keirsey’s Temperaments the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (and the Cognitive Functions that go along with that) the Clifton StrengthsFinder, and the EnneagramBottom Line: For anyone who can’t get enough of those personality quizzes that invade social media, this is the book you need to read! If you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘Why does my spouse (or parent or child or friend) do that?’, this is the book you need to read! Reading People by Anne Bogel is conversational, educational, and applicable to everyday life. The frameworks she presents have the potential to be eye-opening and life-changing for those who take the time to truly understand themselves and others. There’s a lot of information here, but Bogel’s engaging style sets you at ease and feels like a chat between friends. While I do wish there had been more time devoted to ‘ok, now I understand myself better – how does that play out in my interactions with other types?’, the author also leaves us with a list of recommended reading for further study. Now that I know what I want to know, this list points me in the right direction to find out what to do with what I know.(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)first seen at Reading Is My SuperPower
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  • Erin Odom
    January 1, 1970
    When I learned that Anne Bogel was writing a book, I pre-ordered it as soon as it was available! Anne's down-to-earth and conversational tone shine throughout the pages of this book, but the book isn't "fluff." Reading People will give you a broad overview of a variety of personality types and arm you with the resources to dig deeper on the ones that pique your interest the most. Some of these personality types can be confusing, and Anne's done the hard work of researching them and writing about When I learned that Anne Bogel was writing a book, I pre-ordered it as soon as it was available! Anne's down-to-earth and conversational tone shine throughout the pages of this book, but the book isn't "fluff." Reading People will give you a broad overview of a variety of personality types and arm you with the resources to dig deeper on the ones that pique your interest the most. Some of these personality types can be confusing, and Anne's done the hard work of researching them and writing about them in layman's terms! As an ENFP (read Anne's book to find out what those letters mean!), I am always on the lookout for how to better relate to others who aren't like me. I've been a Myers-Briggs personality type junkie for several years now, but Reading People has opened up several new-to-me frameworks that I will be exploring more. Reading People is truly a beautiful book--inside and out. I can't say anything negative about it. It's 5 stars from me!
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  • Brandi
    January 1, 1970
    Even though the book is not exactly what I thought it was going to be, it is one of those rare "special" surprises that is actually much better than I thought it was going to be. It is really easy to follow, fun to read and well organized. It would be a good read for readers age 13 and up. It's always good for readers, like me, to learn more about themselves and those around them. I have taken so many of these personality assessments (ENTJ, Moderate, etc.) for my psychology classes but after rec Even though the book is not exactly what I thought it was going to be, it is one of those rare "special" surprises that is actually much better than I thought it was going to be. It is really easy to follow, fun to read and well organized. It would be a good read for readers age 13 and up. It's always good for readers, like me, to learn more about themselves and those around them. I have taken so many of these personality assessments (ENTJ, Moderate, etc.) for my psychology classes but after receiving the results, never really gave them further thought.I would definitely recommend this book to friends and family and appreciate the opportunity to read and review it (Goodreads win). 4.8
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  • Holley Gerth
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a personality book junkie so I can say from experience and with enthusiasm that Anne's book is helpful, insightful and and simply enjoyable. It's like a dessert platter of personality resources--the kind you get at your favorite restaurant on special occasions to share with friends and savor every bite. I know I'll return for second helpings.
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  • Janelle
    January 1, 1970
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  • Andi
    January 1, 1970
    This book, well, I thought I knew a lot about personality frameworks, but I learned so much from this book, including that I had been typing myself for the MBTI wrong for almost 20 years. A great read for anyone who wants to know themselves and the people they love more clearly.
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  • Ellie Dashwood
    January 1, 1970
    Personality tests! They’re as old as click-bait on the internet…okay, they’re hundreds of years older than that actually. In Anne Bogel’s Reading People, she goes over some of the best-known personality theory frameworks and from where they come. She also shows how understanding them, and thereby yourself, can be translated into practical application and self-improvement.Reading People serves a great introductory book to the different frameworks. It does not really delve into any of them in dept Personality tests! They’re as old as click-bait on the internet…okay, they’re hundreds of years older than that actually. In Anne Bogel’s Reading People, she goes over some of the best-known personality theory frameworks and from where they come. She also shows how understanding them, and thereby yourself, can be translated into practical application and self-improvement.Reading People serves a great introductory book to the different frameworks. It does not really delve into any of them in depth, but instead, contains numerous reference to where you can learn more about each one should it spark your interest. She discusses the difference between extroversion and introversion, the Keirsey Temperaments, Myers-Briggs, Enneagrams and much, much more.If you already know a lot about personality theory, then you may find this book too basic. Often, it left me wishing that it did have greater depth. However, for those who are new to this topic, this book is a wonderfully simple overview. Anne holds the reader’s hand through the confusing jumble of letters that make up types. I really appreciated that she also delves into the cognitive functions behind the Myers-Briggs 16 types, which helps a lot of people clear up their mistyping problems.And even though I felt very familiar with much of what Anne covered, I did learn things. My favorite chapter was the one that discussed Highly Sensitive People. I had heard that term before, but had never really taken the time to look into it, only to discover that I fit the description exactly. Anne writes her book as if she’s having a conversation with a friend, sharing personal stories from her life that illustrate the point she is trying to make. Her positive tone helps readers focus on how they can use what they learn to better themselves and their relationships. I loved her last chapter on how we’re all capable of change and growth.Yet, at the same time, sometimes I wished she would shorten her personal story and get straight to the point of her explanation. Also, her constantly reassuring the reader that understanding personality types is a noble endeavor that will improve their life seemed redundant after a bit.Recommendation: I would highly recommend this book for anyone absolutely new to the world of personality theories and who wants to understand their basics.I was super honored to receive this book as part of the Reading People Book launch team.
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    Reading People by Anne Bogel is the personality book I've always wanted to read but didn't know it. She breaks down several of the most popular and well-known personality frameworks to the nitty gritty, making them easy to understand and made me eager to try each of them. This book reads like fiction, but really gets to the heart of why understanding the makeup of our own personalities can help us live the life we really want. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever been curious abou Reading People by Anne Bogel is the personality book I've always wanted to read but didn't know it. She breaks down several of the most popular and well-known personality frameworks to the nitty gritty, making them easy to understand and made me eager to try each of them. This book reads like fiction, but really gets to the heart of why understanding the makeup of our own personalities can help us live the life we really want. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever been curious about the different frameworks or wants to find ways to learn more about themselves. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Huge Anne fan. This book doesn't disappoint!!
  • Ashley Brooks
    January 1, 1970
    Reading People is a fantastic overview into the world of personality frameworks. I've always been fascinated by the idea of improving your overall life by understanding how you're wired, which is basically the entire thesis of Reading People. Reading People covers some of the most popular personality-typing frameworks, including MBTI, the Enneagram, and the Five Love Languages. This book won't tell you how to live your life based on your type, but it will give you an in-depth perspective on how Reading People is a fantastic overview into the world of personality frameworks. I've always been fascinated by the idea of improving your overall life by understanding how you're wired, which is basically the entire thesis of Reading People. Reading People covers some of the most popular personality-typing frameworks, including MBTI, the Enneagram, and the Five Love Languages. This book won't tell you how to live your life based on your type, but it will give you an in-depth perspective on how each framework can be used to improve your work life, your relationships, and your parenting skills, as well as helpful tips on figuring out what type you truly are. This book is worth it just for the extensive reading list recommended at the end. If you're at all interested in the psychology of personality types, this is one you can't miss!**I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.**
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    I was happy to receive an advanced readers copy of this book. As a follower of Anne Bogel through her Modern Mrs. Darcy site and her book recommendation podcast What Should I Read Next, I was eager to read her own work about how personality shapes us. I was familiar with most of the personality typing included (MBTI, 5 Love Languages, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram), but this book gave me the incentive to reflect upon why my type matters and how this self-understanding can help me in my personal and I was happy to receive an advanced readers copy of this book. As a follower of Anne Bogel through her Modern Mrs. Darcy site and her book recommendation podcast What Should I Read Next, I was eager to read her own work about how personality shapes us. I was familiar with most of the personality typing included (MBTI, 5 Love Languages, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram), but this book gave me the incentive to reflect upon why my type matters and how this self-understanding can help me in my personal and spiritual growth, work, and relationships with others. It is a great introduction and makes me want to dive deeper into her recommended resources.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    As part of the launch team I was so excited to read the ARC! As someone who loves personality tests this book talks about several measures with real stories and applications.As a teacher coach I plan to use personality tests as part of my trainings this year so this book is super helpful.Although I was familiar with most of the measures the real life explanations from Anne added to my understanding. I even learned about a couple new tests!!A great read full of useful information. Check out Anne' As part of the launch team I was so excited to read the ARC! As someone who loves personality tests this book talks about several measures with real stories and applications.As a teacher coach I plan to use personality tests as part of my trainings this year so this book is super helpful.Although I was familiar with most of the measures the real life explanations from Anne added to my understanding. I even learned about a couple new tests!!A great read full of useful information. Check out Anne's blog too! modernmrsdarcy.com#readingpeoplebook
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    Raise your hand if you’ve taken a BuzzFeed quiz today? More than one? Yeah, you’re not alone. I hate to admit I might have just taken a quiz titled “Choose Some Baked Goods and We’ll Predict Your Future” because if you know me, you know I love bread more than Oprah. (Don’t worry, I received good results. I’m going to travel the world.) I’m a sucker for those silly little quizzes, and for good reason too. It’s more than wanting to know if my choice in baked goods will lead me to have a good life; Raise your hand if you’ve taken a BuzzFeed quiz today? More than one? Yeah, you’re not alone. I hate to admit I might have just taken a quiz titled “Choose Some Baked Goods and We’ll Predict Your Future” because if you know me, you know I love bread more than Oprah. (Don’t worry, I received good results. I’m going to travel the world.) I’m a sucker for those silly little quizzes, and for good reason too. It’s more than wanting to know if my choice in baked goods will lead me to have a good life; it’s wanting to know more about myself and my life. Anne Bogel’s Reading People goes beyond the silly check-box quizzes to help you deal with the complexity of real life. She explores several of the leading personality frameworks, including Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, Keirsey’s Temperaments, and the 5 Love Languages, to show you how they are set up and interconnected. If you’re looking for a good way to get an overview on these frameworks, this is book for you. Read more to hear my thoughts on this highly engaging read.Disclaimer: I received a free advanced copy of Reading People as part of the Reading People Launch Team, which allows me to give you an unbiased review. Thank you Anne Bogel, NetGalley, and Baker Books. All opinions are my own.)I’m not going to lie, I consider Anne Bogel my reading spirit animal. She jokingly says she’s just an everyday reader who shares her thoughts on her blog and podcast. But Anne is anything but ordinary. She just gets books. She is so eloquent in her recommendations that I fall for books that I wouldn’t normally pick up. I’ve followed her podcast, What Should I Read Next, since the first few episodes and always come away with at least one new read to add to my TBR. I don’t even want to admit how often I visit her blog over at Modern Mrs. Darcy. So when I heard that she was writing a book, I knew this was one I had to pick up. ​Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything takes a look at several of the leading personality frameworks and gives you a basic idea of each of how they are structured. Frameworks like Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Keirsey's Five Temperaments, the Five Love Languages, StrengthsFinder, and the Enneagram are shared through the viewpoint of an everyday human being. You don’t have to worry about fancy language, aside from the specific terminology required for the framework. Anne explains what each framework is all about, shares an anecdote or two about her personal experience with the framework, and then shows you how to use it in your life. She doesn’t go completely in detail with each framework, but she gives you enough to get your feet wet so you can decide if you want to dive into the nitty gritty later on. Not only does Reading People give you a basic understanding of these frameworks, but Anne gives you resources for more information, including a list of books that she found helpful in her exploration on the topics. She also takes the time to explain how these frameworks are interconnected and can be used to complement each other. Before diving into Reading People, I had pieces of the puzzle. I’m an introvert. I am a Highly Sensitive Person that finds noise, decisions, media, and people to be overstimulating. (I feel all the feels all the time, people.) I value quality time over words of affirmation. I’m an INFP. I’m an Enneagram Type 2. I’m an NF Idealist. All of those are great to know, but Anne helps me to put the puzzle pieces together to see the bigger picture. Now I’m beginning to explore how all of these types work together to make me, me. (If you know what any of that means, leave me a comment because I’m dying to chat about all of them!) I’m a note-taking reader, and I don’t want to admit how many pages of notes I took on Reading People. I know when I go back for a re-read (which will be very soon, I’m sure) that I’ll have these notes to build on as I explore these personality frameworks more in depth. The frameworks help me understand how I am wired, both positively and negatively. They allow me to understand that not everyone has the same personality that I do. Anne explains in the early chapters that personality is simply a pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make us unique. Seeing all of the possible personality types illuminated by these frameworks have allowed me to take a step back with my friends and family that I interact with every day. Personality frameworks help us to see beyond the first person to help us understand those we do life with. I understand myself better and then I can work on understanding those around me. ​​"As you become more aware of the amazing variety of people and experiences, your worldview changes, making you more humble, more open, more aware of the possibilities in each person you encounter."Anne shows us the possibilities we gain when we take the time to truly understand ourselves and others through these frameworks. They can be applied to the workplace, your church life, your friendships, your relationships, even your kiddos or students. Anne is quick to warn that these frameworks shouldn’t be the absolute definition of who we are. ​​"My personality isn’t a limiting label; instead, understanding my personality has blown my possibilities wide open."These frameworks are conversation starters. They are a way to explore how and why you interact with the work they way you do. They are the lenses through which we see the world. They can be the catalyst to a deeper exploration of who you are. They go beyond silly quizzes about bread to help you learn more about yourself and others. Reading People is the perfect place to start if you’re wondering what personality frameworks are all about and if they are worth your time and effort.​Reading People will be available on September 19th. I know, I don’t know if I could wait that long either. I have good new though! If you pre-order your book, you’ll receive some great bonuses including Anne’s class on the reading personalities for FREE! (I’ve taken it, and it gives some awesome book recommendations based on my reading personality. You can find out your Reading Personality here). In addition, you can get a FREE download of the audiobook! After you order, you’ll simply head on over to readingpeoplebook.com to get let them know you preordered, and you’ll have all you need to get your fantastic bonus perks. TL/DR: Reading People explores several popular personality frameworks, showing you how they work together, in order to learn more about yourself and others. Rating: 5/5 stars
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  • Jenni Simmons
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! I was already a personality framework enthusiast, but through Anne Bogel's lovely writing I've learned more about 7 popular personality frameworks:Introverts & Extroverts (I'm an introvert.)Highly Sensitive People (I am for sure an HSP.)The Five Love Languages (I love words of affirmation.)Keirsey’s Temperaments (I'm an Idealist [NF].)The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (and Cognitive Functions) — (I'm an INFJ.)The Clifton StrengthsFinder (I'm still figuri I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! I was already a personality framework enthusiast, but through Anne Bogel's lovely writing I've learned more about 7 popular personality frameworks:Introverts & Extroverts (I'm an introvert.)Highly Sensitive People (I am for sure an HSP.)The Five Love Languages (I love words of affirmation.)Keirsey’s Temperaments (I'm an Idealist [NF].)The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (and Cognitive Functions) — (I'm an INFJ.)The Clifton StrengthsFinder (I'm still figuring this one out . . . )The Enneagram (I've narrowed myself down to a 4, 6, or 9 so far.)While reading Anne's book, I not only learned more about myself, but also about the people in my life. And I realized that I must be honest with myself about my strengths AND my weaknesses to better understand and bless my husband, family, friends, Church, and work colleagues. This is a book I will pull off my bookshelf often to flip through and reread certain sections — it's a well-written, invaluable resource. Also, it is truly one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen — the cover art and golden spine are gorgeous. This is definitely a book you need to own and display on your bookshelf.I cannot recommend Reading People highly enough! For more information, visit https://www.readingpeoplebook.com.
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