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How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)
Ross W. Duffin

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

"A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide....Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary."— Classical Music What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in "equal temperament"—the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony , "we may soon be ...
  
  











  



  
Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness (Norton Professional Book)
David Rettew

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

Exploring the differences between temperamental traits and psychological disorders. What is the difference between a child who is temperamentally sad and one who has depression? Can a kid be angry by temperament without being mentally ill? How can two thrill-seeking parents end up with a shy, risk-averse child? The subject of personality and how we differ from one another behaviorally has long fascinated parents, teachers, and scientists, ...
  
  











  



  
Temperament Tools: Working with Your Child's Inborn Traits
Helen Neville, Diane Clark Johnson

Parenting Press, 1998

One of your children is easy-going. The other one’s a challenge every single day. This book helps parents and teachers understand that temperament isn’t good or badâ€"it’s just the way we are. Recommended by Washington Post parenting columnist Marguerite Kelly, "Temperament Tools" explains young children. New research shows that children are different from the day they’re bornâ€"and their temperaments stay ...
  
  











  



  
Spirit-Controlled Temperament
Tim LaHaye

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1994

A superb treatment of the basic human temperaments and how God can use them, now revised with new chapters and questions for group study.
  
  











  



  
The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing ...
Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett

Sophia Institute Press, 2005

Unlock the secret of your personality and learn how to be a better spouse, parent, friend, & Christian! All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don't pick and choose these traits; they're just part of the way we're made. For in the womb God doesn't merely mold ...
  
  











  



  
The Temperament God Gave Your Kids: Motivate, Discipline, and Love Your Children
Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett

Our Sunday Visitor, 2012

Do you have a child who is into everything? Your energetic, bubbly child is often the center of attention and sometimes in the middle of trouble! Or perhaps you have a child who is just the opposite: quiet, studious, and slow to warm up in social situations. Then there's the future lawyer: that argumentative, willful child who sometimes makes you want to pull your hair out. As parents, we all have, at one time or another, wondered: Where did ...
  
  











  



  
The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse
Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett

Sophia Institute Press, 2008

Love, honor, cherish ... and understand In their bestselling book, The Temperament God Gave You, authors Art and Laraine Bennett re-introduced the age-old concept of the four classic temperaments, and showed how to use them to understand yourself, get along with others, and grow closer to God. Now they're back with more temperament wisdom, designed specially for couples and guaranteed to improve your marital communication, intimacy, and ...
  
  











  



  
The Four Temperaments
Rudolf Steiner

Rudolph Steiner Pr, 2008

"The two streams in the human being combine to produce what is commonly known as a person's temperament. Our inner self and our inherited traits co-mingle in it. Temperament is an intermediary between what connects us to an ancestral line and what we bring with us...Temperament strikes a balance between the eternal and the ephemeral..." From personal spiritual insight, Rudolf Steiner renews and broadens the ancient teaching of the four ...
  
  











  



  
Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization
Stuart Isacoff

Vintage, 2003

Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through the eras of Renaissance scientists and Enlightenment philosophers, the relationship between the notes of the musical scale ...
  
  











  



  
Becoming Who We Are: Temperament and Personality in Development (Guilford Series on Social and Emotional ...
Mary K. Rothbart

The Guilford Press, 2012

What are the basic dimensions of temperament? How does temperament influence children's relationships to their physical and social worlds--and their behavior and adjustment across the lifespan? What are its biological underpinnings? From preeminent researcher Mary Rothbart, this work comprehensively examines the role of temperament in the development of personality and psychopathology. In a direct and readable style, Rothbart combines theory and ...
  
  











  



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

Prometheus Nemesis Book Co, 1998

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 ...
  
  











  



  
EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Rue Hass

Energy Psychology Press, 2009

Are you very sensitive to your own feelings and the feelings of those around you? Do you get overwhelmed by external stimuli, such as crowds, loud sounds and hectic environments? Are you deeply affected by the beauty of art, literature, music and nature? Do you get stressed easily? Do you suffer from feelings of inadequacy and sadness? Do you always seek deep and meaningful relationships? If so, you may have a highly sensitive temperament (HST). ...
  
  











  



  
Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, ...
Peter Sloterdijk

Columbia University Press, 2013

Peter Sloterdijk turns his keen eye to the history of western thought, conducting colorful readings of the lives and ideas of the world's most influential intellectuals. Featuring nineteen vignettes rich in personal characterizations and theoretical analysis, Sloterdijk's companionable volume casts the development of philosophical thinking not as a buildup of compelling books and arguments but as a lifelong, intimate struggle with intellectual ...
  
  











  



  
A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928
Geoffrey C. Ward

Vintage, 2014

In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt’s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction. In these pages, FDR comes alive as a fond but absent father and ...
  
  











  



  
Handbook of Temperament

The Guilford Press, 2012

Timely and authoritative, this unique handbook explores the breadth of current knowledge on temperament, from foundational theory and research to clinical applications. Leaders in the field examine basic temperament traits, assessment methods, and what brain imaging and molecular genetics reveal about temperament's biological underpinnings. The book considers the pivotal role of temperament in parent–child interactions, attachment, peer ...
  
  











  



  
Transforming Your Temperament (Guidelines for Living)
Tim LaHaye

Thomas Nelson, 2005

Understanding the temperaments - the different combinations of inborn traits that affect behavior - can help people understand why they do what they do, and how they can choose healthy alternatives to negative personality traits. Spirit-Controlled Temperament introduces Dr. LaHaye's classic four-fold temperament theory and helps readers identify which one best describes them. Transformed Temperaments draws on biographical studies of four ...
  
  











  



  
Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates

B & D Books, 1984

Does your spouse's need to alphabetically organize books on the shelves puzzle you? Do your boss's tsunami-like moods leave you exasperated? Do your child's constant questions make you batty? If you've ever wanted to change your mate, your coworkers, or a family member, then "Put down your chisel," advise David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates in this book of personality types. We are different for a reason, and that reason is probably more ...
  
  











  



  
Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey (Dover Books on Music)
J. Murray Barbour

Dover Publications, 2004

The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward. This guide surveys these longstanding problems, devoting a chapter to each principal theory and offering a running account of the complete history of tuning and temperament. Organized chronologically, the book features a helpful glossary and numerous ...
  
  











  



  
How to Deal with Angry and Temperamental Kids: Understand Why Kids are Angry and Learn the Ways to Manage ..., 2014

Discover the Easiest Way on How to Deal with Angry and Temperamental Kids Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. Anger is normal, it's a natural human emotion. Oftentimes, we take it as a response to injustice, disappointment, displeasure or even failure. It's a part of life and we can't avoid it. Kids need help containing their anger. ...
  
  











  



  
Prayer and Temperament: Different Prayer Forms for Different Personality Types
Chester P. Michael, Marie C. Norrisey

The Open Door, Inc., 2007

During the past decade with its emphasis on personal growth and fulfillment, a good amount of interest has been generated concerning the relationship between one's temperament or personality and one's style of prayer and spirituality. During many workshops, seminars, retreat experiences, and in the spiritual direction of numerous persons, the authors have been experimenting with the theory that there is a relationship between one's temperament ...
  
  











  








   



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