Sunday, September 04, 2011

Book: Please Understand Me

Please Understand Me - Character & Temperament Types describes our basic character types. It should be read for inspiration, not for scientific precision because some parts are vague and the character test [pp.5-11] was wrong about my character: The test told me that I was ISTJ but when I read the rest of the book I saw that I was much closer to INTP (i.e. being obsessed with analysis and information gathering).

What I benefitted from is the realization that people might be feeling very different things inside for similar outside behaviour. It is also good to know what your weaknesses are. And finally, there are things that you cannot change no matter how good your arguments are. And, no, that doesn't mean they are stupid or crazy. It means they have a different character.