The 16 Personality Types:
Descriptions for Self-Discovery

By Linda V. Berens , Dario Nardi
Format: Booklet (Saddlestitch)
Size: 8 1/2" X 11"
Pages: 52
ISBN: 0-9664624-7-5
Publish Date: Jul 1, 1999
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Description    

Part of the Understanding Yourself and Others® Series

The 16 Personality Types, Descriptions for Self-Discovery is an invaluable tool for users of the MBTI and related instruments. These descriptions present a living systems approach to describing the 16 types. Dr. Berens and Dr. Nardi have captured the essence of the 16 type patterns and crafted descriptions to be used to by individuals to clarify their best-fit type.

This booklet provides the user with . . .

  • an interactive process to help individuals clarify their own best-fit type.
  • worksheets to help individuals better understand themselves and others.
  • a brief description of the themes for each type pattern
  • a snapshot for each type pattern
  • a full page Portrait for each type pattern--written in third person
  • a full page Self-Portrait-the long awaited Self-Discovery Descriptions - written in 1st Person
  • appendices for a brief overview of temperament, interaction styles, and type dynamics and development.

Testimonials    

"By far the best type descriptions written!"
--Laurie Duckworth
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"These are the best type descriptions I have seen."
--Franklin Brown
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"After 10 years of working with psychological type, I have finally read a description of myself I could have written."
--Karen Welcome
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"The best I have read. Well written, easy to understand and very user friendly."
--Stephen Hulsey


Table of Contents    

    From the Authors
    What Is Personality
    Personality has Several Aspects
    Understanding Personality
    What is Personality "Type"
    Knowing the "Self"
    Ways to Describe Personality
    Traits and Parts
    Processes and Parts
    Systems
    How to Discover Your Best-Fit Type
    What is Best-Fit Type?
    Personality Instruments
    The Self-Discovery Process(SM)
    Descriptions for Self-Discovery
    The Sixteen Personality Type Descriptions
    Expeditor Promoter ESTP
    Analyzer Operator ISTP
    Motivator Presenter ESFP
    Composer Producer ISFP
    Implementor Supervisor ESTJ
    Planner Inspector ISTJ
    Facilitator Caretaker ESFJ
    Protector Supporter ISFJ
    Strategist Mobilizer ENTJ
    Conceptualizer Director INTJ
    Explorer Inventor ENTP
    Designer Theorizer INTP
    Envisioner Mentor ENFJ
    Foreseer Developer INFJ
    Discoverer Advocate ENFP
    Harmonizer Clarifier INFP
    Understanding Yourself
    Relating to Others
    Now What?

    Appendix A: Essential Qualities of the Patterns
    Appendix B: Notes for the Facilitator
    Appendix C: References


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