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AUTHOR: Aron, Elaine N.
TITLE: The Highly Sensitive Person

Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the Highly Sensitive Person, it’s a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a psychotherapist, workshop leader and highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life.

Types Best Applied To: INFJ

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AUTHOR: Bateson, Gregory
TITLE: Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology

Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. With a new foreword by his daughter Mary Katherine Bateson, this classic anthology of his major work will continue to delight and inform generations of readers.

“This collection amounts to a retrospective exhibition of a working life. . . . Bateson has come to this position during a career that carried him not only into anthropology, for which he was first trained, but into psychiatry, genetics, and communication theory. . . . He . . . examines the nature of the mind, seeing it not as a nebulous something, somehow lodged somewhere in the body of each man, but as a network of interactions relating the individual with his society and his species and with the universe at large.”—D. W. Harding, New York Review of Books

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Beck, Don Edward and Christopher Cowan
TITLE: Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change

Spiral Dynamics introduces a new model for plotting the enormous economic and commercial shifts that are making contemporary business practice so complex and apparently fragmented. Focusing on cutting-edge leadership, management systems, processes, procedures, and techniques, the authors synthesize changes such as:

  • Increasing cultural diversity.
  • Powerful new social responsibility initiatives.
  • The arrival of a truly global marketplace.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Beebe, John
TITLE: Evolving the Eight-Function Model

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Blanton, Brad
TITLE: Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

The first edition of Radical Honesty became a nationwide best seller in 1995 because it was not a kinder, gentler self-help book. It was a shocker! In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live. And this newly revised edition is even worse! Blanton shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps us in our self-built jails is lying. “We all lie like hell,” Dr. Blanton says. “It wears us out…it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us.” Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, or think keeps us locked in that mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth, and Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape from that jail of the mind. This book is the cake with the file in it.

In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Branson, Richard
TITLE: Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Losing My Virginity is the unusual, frequently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time. When Richard Branson started his first business, he and his friends decided that “since we’re complete virgins at business, let’s call it just that: Virgin.” Since then, Branson has written his own “rules” for success, creating a group of companies with a global presence, but no central headquarters, no management hierarchy, and minimal bureaucracy.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Cameron, Julia
TITLE: The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work.

In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition re-frames The Artist’s Way for a new century.

AUTHOR: Campbell, Joseph
TITLE: The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Campbell’s first original work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, came out in 1949 and was immediately well received; in time, it became acclaimed as a classic. In this study of the “myth of the hero,” Campbell asserted that there is a single pattern of heroic journey and that all cultures share this essential pattern in their various heroic myths. In his book he also outlined the basic conditions, stages, and results of the archetypal hero’s journey.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Chapman, Gary D.
TITLE: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life. In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide.

Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Covey, Stephen R.
TITLE: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
TITLE: Flow

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Davies, Brenda
TITLE: Unlocking Your Body’s Energy Centers

Both practical and inspirational, The 7 Healing Chakras is a voyage of self-discovery that shows people how to achieve their full potential. Introducing the chakras, vortices of energy that connect the physical body with the spiritual, Dr. Brenda Davies follows a clear path through the seven power centers – each characterized by a different color – from the red-colored root chakra near the base of the spine to the white crown chakra at the top of the head.

Exploring the significance of each chakra, the author offers personal guidance and leads the reader in a series of exercises and meditations to unblock each energy channel and clear the psychological, emotional, and spiritual debris of the past. She combines her training as a psychiatrist with ancient methods of healing to provide the tools needed to take charge of mental and physical well-being.

Types Best Applied To: INFJ

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AUTHOR: Deida, David
TITLE: The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you’re a man reading this, you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself these questions-but you may not have had much luck answering them. Until now.

In The Way of the Superior Man, David Deida explores the most important issues in men’s lives-from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality and relationships-to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Join this bestselling author and internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfillment, immediately and without compromise.

Exploring the significance of each chakra, the author offers personal guidance and leads the reader in a series of exercises and meditations to unblock each energy channel and clear the psychological, emotional, and spiritual debris of the past. She combines her training as a psychiatrist with ancient methods of healing to provide the tools needed to take charge of mental and physical well-being.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Diamond, Jared M.
TITLE: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

In this “artful, informative, and delightful” (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion –as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war –and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.

A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California’s Gold Medal.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Drenth, A.J.
TITLE: Developing Your INFJ Personality Type

In order to know how we might best live our lives, we must first know who we are. This is why we feel compelled to understand ourselves and to clarify our identity. A critical aspect of this “search for self” is knowing and understanding our personality type (e.g., INFP). Unfortunately, most personality books provide only surface-level information about the 16 types. Seeing only the outermost shell of the types, they fail to capture their nuances and complexities.

This book is different. Not only does it explore the conscious and more overt features of the types, but it also enumerates what is happening on a deeper level—in the subconscious layers of the personality (e.g., the inferior function). In so doing, it manages to explain many of the variations and inconsistencies of the types, as well as the inner struggles that stem from these opposing forces.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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INFJ Personality Type: A Deeper Look

Episode 0034 – INFJ Personality Type Advice

AUTHOR: Dunning, Donna
TITLE: Developing Your INFJ Personality Type

Types Best Applied To: INFJ

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Episode 0034 – INFJ Personality Type Advice

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AUTHOR: Easton, Dossie and Janet W. Hardy
TITLE: The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures

For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer.

Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle–from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Ellsberg, Michael
TITLE: The Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret for Success in Business, Love, and Life

Eye contact can land you a job. It can get you a date. It can deepen your connections with the people you love. It can make or break business relationships. It can help win a fight. It can win over an audience.

Simply put, eye contact is one of the most powerful tools in human face-to-face interaction. The Power of Eye Contact is your concise guide to harnessing the potent force of eye contact. Master this force and you will notice three things:

  1. You meet more people.
  2. Your connections deepen with family, friends, and business prospects.
  3. You look, feel, and act more confident.

The Power of Eye Contact is your invaluable tool to enhance your relationships in every part of your life.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Foster, Jack
TITLE: How To Get Ideas

Written by Jack Foster, a creative director for various advertising agencies with more than 40 years experience, How to Get Ideas (over 90,000 copies sold and translated into 15 languages) is a fun, accessible, and practical guide that takes the mystery and confusion out of developing new ideas.

Types Best Applied To: All NF Types

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AUTHOR: Gabler, Neal
TITLE: Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi.

In his superb biography, Neal Gabler shows us how, over the course of two decades, Disney revolutionized the entertainment industry. In a way that was unprecedented and later widely imitated, he built a synergistic empire that combined film, television, theme parks, music, book publishing, and merchandise. Walt Disney is a revelation of both the work and the man–of both the remarkable accomplishment and the hidden life.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Gardner, Howard E.
TITLE: Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice

Howard Gardner’s brilliant conception of individual competence has changed the face of education in the twenty-three years since the publication of his classic work, Frames of Mind. Since then thousands of educators, parents, and researchers have explored the practical implications and applications of Multiple Intelligences theory–the powerfulnotion that there are separate human capacities, ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in self-understanding.

The first decade of research on MI theory and practice was reported in the 1993 edition of Multiple Intelligences. This new edition covers all developments since then and stands as the most thorough and up-to-date account of MI available anywhere. Completely revised throughout, it features new material on global applications and on MI in the workplace, an assessment of MI practice in the current conservative educational climate, new evidence about brain functioning, and much more.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Gardner, Howard E.
TITLE: Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice

Howard Gardner’s brilliant conception of individual competence has changed the face of education in the twenty-three years since the publication of his classic work, Frames of Mind. Since then thousands of educators, parents, and researchers have explored the practical implications and applications of Multiple Intelligences theory–the powerfulnotion that there are separate human capacities, ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in self-understanding.

The first decade of research on MI theory and practice was reported in the 1993 edition of Multiple Intelligences. This new edition covers all developments since then and stands as the most thorough and up-to-date account of MI available anywhere. Completely revised throughout, it features new material on global applications and on MI in the workplace, an assessment of MI practice in the current conservative educational climate, new evidence about brain functioning, and much more.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Goldstein, David B. and Otto Kroeger
TITLE: Creative You

Whether you can admit it to yourself or not, you are creative.In today’s complex world, creativity is the key to finding and living your passion. Whatever that passion is— cooking, technology, writing, or even plumbing—Creative You reveals your own personal style of creativity to help you build an environment of innovation at work and home.

Discover your creative personality type with a simple quiz and detailed descriptions of the sixteen personality types. Plus, tools and techniques show you how to apply creativity to your everyday life. Drop excuses like I’m too old to start being creative and creativity is only for artists. Confidently use creativity to live your passion by using your natural style. Whether you are starting from scratch or enhancing an already developed skill, discover the creative you that you’ve been searching for.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Goleman, Daniel
TITLE: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Graves, Clare

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Gray, John
TITLE: Emotional Intelligence: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever in trade paperback.

In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Hargrave, Sir John
TITLE: Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

Have you ever wished you could reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would a computer? In this 3-step guide to improving your mental habits, learn to take charge of your mind and banish negative thoughts, habits, and anxiety—in just 21 days!

A seasoned author, comedian, and entrepreneur, Sir John Hargrave once suffered from unhealthy addictions, anxiety, and poor mental health. After cracking the code to unlocking his mind’s full and balanced potential, his entire life changed for the better. In Mind Hacking, Hargrave reveals the formula that allowed him to overcome negativity and eliminate mental problems at their core.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Hayakawa, S.I. and Alan R. Hayakawa
TITLE: Language in Thought and Action: Fifth Edition

A revised, updated edition of S. I. Hayakawa’s classic work on semantics. He discusses the role of language, its many functions, and how language shapes our thinking.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Hawkins, David R.
TITLE: Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self: Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. The uniqueness of his contribution to humanity comes from the advanced state of spiritual awareness known as ” Enlightenment,” “Self-Realization,” and “Unio Mystica.”Rarely, if ever, has this spiritual state occurred in the life of an accomplished scientist and physician.

Therefore, Dr. Hawkins is uniquely qualified to present a spiritual path that is scientifically compelling to modern society.The Final Doorway

AUTHOR: Heath, Chip and Dan Heath
TITLE: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Made to Stick is a book that will transform the way you communicate ideas. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures)–the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of “the Mother Teresa Effect”; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice.

Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas–and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Hendrix, Harville
TITLE: Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition

Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix’s updated philosophy for eliminating all negativity from couples’ daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD., originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Together they have more than thirty years’ experience as educators and therapists and their work has been translated into more than 50 languages, with Imago practiced by two thousand therapists worldwide. Harville and Helen have six children and live in New York and New Mexico.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Hill, Napoleon
TITLE: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to produce the “Law of Success” philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.
In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles.

In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill’s thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Hood, Bruce
TITLE: The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity

Most of us believe that we are unique and coherent individuals, but are we? The idea of a “self” has existed ever since humans began to live in groups and become sociable. Those who embrace the self as an individual in the West, or a member of the group in the East, feel fulfilled and purposeful. This experience seems incredibly real but a wealth of recent scientific evidence reveals that this notion of the independent, coherent self is an illusion – it is not what it seems.

Reality as we perceive it is not something that objectively exists, but something that our brains construct from moment to moment, interpreting, summarizing, and substituting information along the way. Like a science fiction movie, we are living in a matrix that is our mind.

In The Self Illusion, Dr. Bruce Hood reveals how the self emerges during childhood and how the architecture of the developing brain enables us to become social animals dependent on each other. He explains that self is the product of our relationships and interactions with others, and it exists only in our brains. The author argues, however, that though the self is an illusion, it is one that humans cannot live without.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

AUTHOR: Howe-Murphy, Roxanne
TITLE: Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything That Matters Through the Enneagram

To be at home in yourself and at ease in the world are among life’s greatest blessings. In Deep Living, Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy illuminates the stunning and paradoxical mechanisms through which our personalities unconsciously take each of us in exactly the opposite direction of our deepest nature.

The result is a seemingly unsolvable inner divide. Offering a radically compassionate, rare, and mature approach to personal change, Dr. Howe-Murphy integrates the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram with presence-based practices for everyday living and unexpected healing processes, to transform how we see and experience ourselves and the world around us. By shifting where we put our attention, our innate and evolutionary capacity for the deep intelligence of presence grows, and we move toward our soul’s true longing and purpose.

Tapping into our direct, in-the-moment experience leads us from a distorted sense of self and others to an authentic connection with what’s true. By doing so, we move: – from inner inadequacy to real inner authority – from struggle to real inner peace – from being in the grip of personality to real inner liberation Used wisely, the Enneagram is a map of nine profound journeys from separateness to wholeness and love. In Deep Living, readers will find the reflection of their particular true nature.

Related Podcasts & Articles: Personality Tools: Understanding the Enneagram (from a Myers-Briggs expert)

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Jung, Carl G.
TITLE: Deep Living: Psychological Types (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Vol. 6)

One of the most important of Jung’s longer works, and probably the most famous of his books, Psychological Types appeared in German in 1921 after a “fallow period” of eight years during which Jung had published little. He called it “the fruit of nearly twenty years’ work in the domain of practical psychology,” and in his autobiography he wrote:

“This work sprang originally from my need to define the ways in which my outlook differed from Freud’s and Adler’s. In attempting to answer this question, I came across the problem of types; for it is one’s psychological type which from the outset determines and limits a person’s judgment. My book, therefore, was an effort to deal with the relationship of the individual to the world, to people and things. It discussed the various aspects of consciousness, the various attitudes the conscious mind might take toward the world, and thus constitutes a psychology of consciousness regarded from what might be called a clinical angle.”

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Katie, Byron and Stephen Mitchell
TITLE: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

AUTHOR: Keirsey, David
TITLE: Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence

For the past twenty years Keirsey has continued to investigate personality differences, to refine his theory of the four temperaments and to define the facets of character that distinguish one from another. His findings form the basis of Please Understand Me II, an updated and greatly expanded edition of the book, far more comprehensive and coherent than the original, and yet with much of the same easy accessibility.

One major addition is Keirsey’s view of how the temperaments differ in the intelligent roles they are most likely to develop. Each of us, he says, has four kinds of intelligence, tactical, logistical, diplomatic, strategic, though one of the four interests us far more than the others, and thus gets far more practice than the rest. Like four suits in a hand of cards, we each have a long suit and a short suit in what interests us and what we do well, and fortunate indeed are those whose work matches their skills.

As in the original book, Please Understand Me II begins with The Keirsey Temperament Sorter, the most used personality inventory in the world. But also included is The Keirsey Four-Types Sorter, a new short questionnaire that identifies one’s basic temperament and then ranks one’s second, third, and fourth choices. Share this new sorter with friends and family, and get set for a lively and fascinating discussion of personal styles.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

AUTHOR: Kiyosaki, Robert T.
TITLE: Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

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AUTHOR: Korzybski, Alfred
TITLE: General Semantics

Transcripts of Alfred Korzybski “caught live” lecturing at Olivet College, including 12 lectures given to college students on general semantics. A transcription made from lectures given at Alfred Korzybski’s seminar in general semantics at Olivet College in 1937. This is Korzybski “caught live.” The text retains much of the warm, anecdotal flavor of his platform manner, with minimal editing. The text includes 12 lectures given to college students on general semantics theory, backgrounds, and applications.

Related Podcast: Episode 0049 – General Semantics

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AUTHOR: Lalla, Sacha
TITLE: Feminine Leadership Expert

Related Podcast: Episode 0024 – Finding Your Tribe

Types Best Applied To: INFJ

AUTHOR: Lilly, John C.
TITLE: Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer: Theory and Experiments

Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer was written by Dr. John C. Lilly about his research conducted at the National Institute of Mental Health. In it, he discusses his invention of float tanks, early communication with dolphins, and investigations into the use of LSD for personal and cultural development. This historic work is reprinted in this version, in its entirety, for the first time in 25 years.

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AUTHOR: Logan, Dave, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright
TITLE: Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright demonstrate how these tribes develop—and show you how to assess them and lead them to maximize productivity and growth. A business management book like no other, Tribal Leadership is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0069 – Tribal Leadership

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Maslow, Abraham
TITLE: Hierarchy of Needs: A Theory of Human Motivation

When Abraham H. Maslow introduced the world to Humanistic Theory, a ‘third force’ in psychology was born (Behaviorism & Psychoanalytical theory being the first and second). As the name suggests, humanistic theory concerns itself with characteristics which are distinctly human.

Arguably the best known example of such a characteristic is Self-Actualization, an innate motivating force unique to the human species. It was in this landmark publication that Maslow provided the first published representation of Self-Actualization at the pinnicle of a hierarchy of human needs. According to Maslow Self-Actualization refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, in essence to become everything that one is capable of becoming.

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Episode 0005 – Disney, Zappos, and Getting Maslow Needs Met

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Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

STARRING: Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne
FILM TITLE: Matrix, The

Keanu Reeves stars in an explosive sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans.

Related Podcasts & Articles:  Episode 0013 – Making Scary Changes In Your Life

 

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

AUTHOR: Mayer, John D.
TITLE: Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives

John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea: that in order to become our best selves, we use an even broader intelligence–which he calls personal intelligence–to understand our own personality and the personalities of the people around us.

Related Podcasts & Articles:  Episode 0003 – Personal Intelligence

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

AUTHOR: Myers, Isabel Briggs and Peter B. Myers
TITLE: Personal Intelligence: Gifts Differing-Understanding Personality Type

With over twenty-five years in print and more than two hundred and fifty thousand copies sold, Gifts Differing has helped to define our understanding of personality. Written by the creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, this book explains the essential personality types and their practical significance in your daily life; in school, at a job, in a career, or in your personal relationships.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: Nardi, Dario
TITLE: Neuroscience of Personality: Brain Savvy Insights for All Types of People

Inside your brain are many keys to what make you and others tick. Imagine peering into the minds of your clients, friends, and loved-ones. Now you can! Award-winning UCLA professor and author Dario Nardi brings to life a feast of useful insights drawn from his brain research lab. He will lead you on a journey of self-discovery, chapter by chapter, that is grounded in first-hand scientific knowledge of the brain. This is a practical guide. Learn how to target “in flow” and “low-threshold” activities that engage people creatively and improve their work-flow and learning. Identify people’s struggles and stress areas, including “high-threshold” activities for which a person may avoid or do poorly. You will also enjoy a bird’s eye view that summarizes many key aspects of the brain all in one place, in everyday language with case studies, work spaces, and visual maps. New to personality type? This book introduces the basics of the 16 Myers-Briggs types, four temperaments, and eight Jungian cognitive processes. Worksheets guide readers to locate their best-fit personality type code.

Fans of Carl Jung’s work and the Myers-Briggs personality types will be pleased to learn there is strong neurological validity in the brain for eight distinct cognitive processes and sixteen types. Amaze people with cool insights and implications for how people operate! You may even learn which part of your head to point to and say, “This is where I’m thinking right now.

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0035 – Can You Trust Personality Typology Systems

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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AUTHOR: O’Brien, Chelsea
WEBSITE: Binge Eating Breakthrough

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0014 – The Mind Body Connection

Types Best Applied To: All NJ Types (INFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, ENFJ)

FILM TITLE: Office Space
DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER: Mike Judge

Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston), he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management!

Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme that’s sure to mean the end of his job and a one-way ticket to easy street. Can he pull it off before all corporate hell breaks loose?

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0015 – Finding Your Passion

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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TITLE: Personal Development for Smart People
AUTHOR: Pavlina, Steve

Related Podcasts & Articles: PHQ | QUESTIONS: Shadow Personality Types

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types – Focused on men’s development

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TITLE: In the Grip: Understanding Type, Stress, and the Inferior Function
AUTHOR: Quenk, Naomi

Discover the effects of chronic stress on personality. This booklet presents comprehensive information on the inferior function, what triggers it, and how it’s expressed in different types. This edition also focuses on workplace issues and the effects of long-term stress on employees at all levels within an organization, based on research and the reported experiences of a stratified national sample of working adults.

Related Podcasts & Articles: QUESTIONS: Shadow Personality Types

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

TITLE: Was That Really Me?: How Everyday Stress Brings Out Our Hidden Personality
AUTHOR: Quenk, Naomi

Psychologist Naomi Quenk discusses the stress patterns that various personality types experience. Using Jungian psychological type theory and the MBTI© personality inventory, Quenk helps readers turn their moments of stress into gems of personal understanding and growth.

Work-related stress and the effects of stress over time are both explored in Was That Really Me?, as is a simple explanation of type dynamics, type differentiation, and type development. Including discussions of how each of the sixteen personality types functions at work and what each finds stressful or energizing, plus new stories about people in the grip of their inferior functions, Was That Really Me? helps readers learn from moments of stress.

Related Podcasts & Articles: PHQ | QUESTIONS: Shadow Personality Types

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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TITLE: Riso, Don Richard and Russ Hudson
AUTHOR: The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

The first definitive guide to using the wisdom of the enneagram for spiritual and psychological growth. The ancient symbol of the Enneagram has become one of today’s most popular systems for self-understanding, based on nine distinct personality types.

Now, two of the world’s foremost Enneagram authorities introduce a powerful new way to use the Enneagram as a tool for personal transformation and development. Whatever your spiritual background, the Enneagram shows how you can overcome your inner barriers, realize your unique gifts and strengths, and discover your deepest direction in life.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

TITLE: Awaken the Giant Within
AUTHOR: Robbins, Tony

Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

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Episode 0026 – Empowering Personal Rules

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Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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TITLE: Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Place
AUTHOR: Stilgoe, John R.

Outside Lies Magic is a book about the acute observation of ordinary things, about becoming aware in everyday places, about seeing in utterly new ways, about enriching your life unexpectedly.

For more than 20 years, John R. Stilgoe has developed and practiced the art of exploring the everyday world around us, where so much lies hidden just beneath the surface, offering uncommon knowledge if we but know what to look for. In this remarkable book, Stilgoe inspires us to become explorers on our own-on foot or on bicycle-and by so doing to reap the benefits of escaping, even temporarily, the traps of our programmed lives.

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0023 – Conscious Awareness

 

Types Best Applied To: All Ne Types (Exploration)

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TITLE: Personality Type (Jung on the Hudson Book Series)
AUTHOR: Thomson, Lenore

The type test inside will tell you about the choices you’ve made and the direction you’re taking—according to C. G. Jung’s theory of psychological types.

For Jung, knowing your type was essential to understanding yourself: a way to measure personal growth and change. But his ideas have been applied largely in the areas of career and marital counseling, so type has come to seem predictive: a way to determine your job skills and social abilities.

This book reclaims type as a way to talk about people’s inner potential and the choices they make in order to honor it. Using everyday examples from popular culture—films, “Star Trek,” soap operas, comic strips—it describes the sixteen basic ways people come to terms with their gifts and values.

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

TITLE: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
AUTHOR: Tolle, Eckhart

It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.

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Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

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TITLE: Jack Welch and the 4 E’s of Leadership: How to Put GE’s Leadership Formula to Work in Your Organizatio
AUTHOR: Welch, Jack

Jack Welch and GE used the celebrated 4e model to measure leadership potential and enhance profitability at every level of the organization. Jack Welch and the 4 E’s of Leadership delivers a thought-provoking and in-depth analysis of this signature model. Pragmatic and handson, it explains how the model helped Welch to consistently spot 4e leaders–individuals with energy, the ability to inspire others, and the talent to consistently make the difficult decisions and meet financial goals.

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0016 – Transparent Honesty in Relationships & Business

 

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

TITLE: The Simple Feeling of Being: Embracing Your True Nature
AUTHOR: Wilbur, Ken

“As you look deeply into your own awareness, and relax the self-contraction, and dissolve into the empty ground of your own primordial experience, the simple feeling of Being—right now, right here—is it not obvious all at once? Were you not present from the start? Did you not have a hand to play in all that was to follow? Did not the dream itself begin when you got bored with being God? Was it not fun to get lost in the productions of your own wondrous imagination, and pretend it all was other? Did you not write this book, and countless others like it, simply to remind you who you are?”
—Ken Wilber

Related Podcasts & Articles: Episode 0078 – Are Your Actions Progressive or Regressive

Types Best Applied To: All Personality Types

TITLE: Prometheus Rising
AUTHOR: Wilson, Robert Anton

Imagine trying to make sense of an amalgam of Timothy Leary’s eight neurological circuits, G.I. Gurdjieff’s self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybski’s general semantics, Aleister Crowley’s magical theorems, and the several disciplines of Yoga; not to mention Christian Science, relativity, quantum mechanics, and many other approaches to understanding the world around us. That is exactly what Robert Anton Wilson does in Prometheus Rising. In short, this is a book about how the human mind works and what you can do to make the most of yours.

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