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Personality puzzle
Littauer, Florence, 1928-
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Spire edition.
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Spire/Fleming H. Revell, 2003.

Physical Description:
207 pages ; 18 cm
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"Reduce conflict and increase productivity by understanding the 4 personality types"--Cover.
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BF698.3 .L56 1992C Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
BF698.3 .L56 1992C Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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Popular Sanguines come to work hoping to have fun. Perfect Melancholies work strictly by the rules and are inflexible. Powerful Cholerics tell everyone else what to do, even if they're not in charge. And Peaceful Phlegmatics compromise in order to avoid conflict. Yet each personality has strengths to contribute to the workplace. How can they fit together in a complementary way?
Personality experts Florence Littauer and daughter Marita help readers identify, value, and piece together the various personalities in the workplace-or in any group activity among people who see things differently. Through real-life situations and amusing personal anecdotes, Personality Puzzle shows employers and employees how to create targeted advertisements, recruit certain personality types, and respond to coworkers in the best possible way. It also includes a personality profile, personality test word definitions, and personality summaries.
No matter where they work or what organizations they belong to, readers will benefit from knowing how to identify the personality types around them, appreciate the uniqueness of each person, and work with others in the most productive manner.

Author Notes

Florence Littauer is the author of more than twenty books, including Personality Plus, which has sold more than one million copies. She speaks internationally at seminars and retreats and is the president of CLASS Services, Inc. Florence and her husband, Fred, live in Cathedral City, California.
Marita Littauer is a professional speaker with over twenty-five years experience. She is the author of ten books, including Personality Puzzle, Talking So People Will Listen, and her newest, Love Extravagantly. Marita is the President of CLASServices Inc., an organization that provides resources, training and promotion for speakers and authors. Marita and her husband, Chuck Noon, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information on Marita and/or CLASS, please visit or call 800/433-6633.

Table of Contents

Preface: Simple Tools to Build a Better Lifep. 7
Introduction: Seeing the Big Picturep. 9
Part 1 The Visible Pieces of the Puzzle: How to Recognize the Personalities in Your Workplacep. 19
1 The Whole Picture Is Made Up of Many Piecesp. 21
2 Popular Sanguines: The Bright Flowers in Your Puzzlep. 27
3 Perfect Melancholies: The Straight Edges in Your Puzzlep. 35
4 Powerful Cholerics: The Corners That Hold Your Puzzle Togetherp. 41
5 Peaceful Phlegmatics: The Green Grass in Your Puzzlep. 47
Part 2 The Various Pieces of the Puzzle: How to Understand the Personalities in Your Workplacep. 53
6 Putting the Various Pieces Togetherp. 55
7 Popular Sanguine: Are We Having Fun Yet?p. 59
8 Perfect Melancholy: Are Things Perfect Yet?p. 67
9 Powerful Choleric: Am I in Charge Yet?p. 75
10 Peaceful Phlegmatic: Are We Relaxed Yet?p. 85
11 The Various Combinationsp. 97
Part 3 The Valuable Pieces: How to Use the Personality Puzzle in Your Workplacep. 111
12 Fitting the Valuable Pieces Togetherp. 113
13 The Valuable Popular Sanguine: Look At Mep. 119
14 The Valuable Perfect Melancholy: Understand Mep. 123
15 The Valuable Powerful Choleric: Appreciate Mep. 129
16 The Valuable Peaceful Phlegmatic: Respect Mep. 135
17 Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 139
18 Advertising and Selling by the Personality Puzzlep. 149
19 Practicing the Personality Puzzlep. 159
20 Fitting the Personality Puzzle Together in Your Workplacep. 175
Appendix A Your Personality Profilep. 186
Appendix B Personality Test Word Definitionsp. 191
Appendix C Personality Summariesp. 201
Appendix D Valuable Resourcesp. 205