The 16 Personality Types: Profiles, Theory, & Type Development by A.J. DrenthAre you tired of vague, superficial, and seemingly arbitrary personality descriptions that seem to have little to no scientific or theoretical backing? If so, The 16 Personality Types is for you.
Rooted in the seminal works of Jung and Myers-Briggs, as well more recent advances in type theory, this book offers in-depth descriptions and analyses of each of the sixteen personality types (i.e., INFJ, INTP, INFP, INTJ, ENFJ, ENTP, ENFP, ENTJ, ISFJ, ISTP, ISFP, ISTJ, ESFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ESTJ).
Each personality profile includes an introduction, overview of type development, as well as analyses of the personality functions of each type’s “functional stack.” What emerges is a sort of mathematics for understanding human behavior.
Among the most valuable elements of this book is its ability to account for what may otherwise appear to be contradictory attitudes or behaviors of the types. For instance, how can we understand Feelers who resemble or perhaps even believe themselves to be Thinking types? The answer, as explained in the book, relates to the fact that each personality type is comprised of pairs of opposing functions. So when Feelers behave more like Thinkers, they have typically fallen under the spell of their inferior Thinking function (i.e., Ti or Te). And since it is commonplace for all types to act “out of character,” it is crucial that we understand the ways and manifestations of the inferior function, which serves as a primary focus of this book.
In short, The Sixteen Personality Types is geared for those who take serious interest in understanding the psychological laws and formulae that govern human behavior. But this book is no mere intellectual exercise, promising to increase self-knowledge and self-awareness while catalyzing personal growth, self-development, and authentic functioning.
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It also features new material on type theory, the inferior function, and type development. Readers are encouraged to study it in conjunction with our other book, My True Type. The book's print length is pages. The 16 Personality Types. I also found the quality of the writing to be clear and illuminating. The book took me to a deeper level of understanding of type dynamics and for the most part, without losing me.