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)