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The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do

The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do
Author: John M. Oldham - Lois B. Morris
ISBN 13: 9780553373936
ISBN 10: 553373935
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 1995-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 449
List Price: $18.00

The New Personality Self -portrait  is the only guide to personality types based on  the American Psychiatric Association's  just-published official diagnostic system -- the DSM  -IV -- and written by one of today's  leading personality researchers. A long-time  backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now  been completely updated to include all the  fascinating new information about how we become who we  are-and how we can change. The self-test in  The New Personality Self -portrait is  already used extensively in mental health and  business settings. It reveals a profile so personal,  so accurate, that it's as individual as a  fingerprint. Readers discover their unique mix of 14  distinct personality styles -- and learn how those  traits impact their relationships, work and home  life. Fascinating case histories show each style in  action, with tips on how to live and work with  every type, and exercises for turning  vulnerabilities into strengths -- plus warnings about when  individual differences develop into personality  disorders.


A layman's guide, derived from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, that begins with a 107-question self- test and then discusses the 14 personality types suggested by test answers. It describes common traits and behaviors, gives tips for living and working with each type, provides exercises to help change potential weaknesses into strengths, and lists danger signals that could indicate when a personality style has become a personality disorder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)