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The four temperaments : a fun and practical guide to understanding yourself and the people in your life
Baron, Renee.
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First edition.
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New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2004]

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ix, 127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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BF698.3 .B365 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Unlock the Secrets of Your Temperament Type Do you love surprises and the unexpected? Are you a stickler for accuracy and details? Are you curious and innovative with a rich imagination? Do you like relating through mental challenges, or games of chess and bridge? Are you good at conflict resolution? Top-selling author and educator Renee Baron asks you these questions and many more, while presenting a fun and accessible explanation of the oldest theory of personality types. Are you: *A Security Seeker, valuing traditions and customs, and marked by the need to be responsible and dependable? *An Experience Seeker, valuing freedom, action, and excitement, and known for spontaneity and trusting impulses? *A Knowledge Seeker, valuing the power of the mind, and striving to understand the world? *An Ideal Seeker, valuing authenticity, using insight and emotional sensitivity to help others and find true intimacy? With quizzes and colorful examples, this book will give you insights into the special talents and challenges of each type. Whether you're just discovering this system, as well as those who use the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs, this fun and practical book will entertain, instruct, and inspire.

Author Notes

Renee Baron has taught thousands of people about the Four Temperaments through seminars and workshops. A therapist and counselor with twenty-five years of experience, she lives in Berkeley, California

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
1. What Are Temperaments?p. 1
2. Personality Inventoryp. 9
3. Security Seekersp. 17
4. Experience Seekersp. 39
5. Knowledge Seekersp. 61
6. Ideal Seekersp. 85
Final Thoughtsp. 109
Appendix Correlating the Temperaments with the Enneagramp. 111
Resourcesp. 125