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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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, 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 ...


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 ...


The Four Temperaments: A Rediscovery of the Ancient Way of Understanding Health and Character
Randy Rolfe

Da Capo Press, 2002

The system of the four temperaments, or humors—melancholic, choleric, sanguine, and phlegmatic—has been used to analyze personality and health for over two thousand years, since the philosophical insights of Aristotle and the healing arts of Hippocrates. It has been the basis of Western medicine and character portraits ever since. Now The Four Temperaments offers an introduction and overview of this ancient knowledge, providing readers a ...


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 ...


Temperament: Theory And Practice (Basic Principles Into Practice)
Stella Chess, Alexander Thomas

Routledge, 1996

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Sex and Temperament: In Three Primitive Societies
Margaret Mead

Harper Perennial, 2001

First published in 1935, Sex & Temperament is a fascinating and brilliant anthropological study of the intimate lives of three New Guinea tribes from infancy to adulthood. Focusing on the gentle, mountain-dwelling Arapesh, the fierce, cannibalistic Mundugumor, and the graceful headhunters of Tchambuli -- Mead advances the theory that many so-called masculine and feminine characteristics are not based on fundamental sex differences but reflect ...


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 ...


Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
Kay Redfield Jamison

Free Press, 1996

The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind . One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic ...


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). ...


Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness
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, ...


Prayer and Temperament:
Chester P. Michael, Marie C. Norrisey

The Open Door, Inc., 1985


People Patterns: A Popular Culture Introduction to Personality Types and the Four Temperaments
Stephen Montgomery

Archer Pubns, 2002

"Try to see it my way." Taking a line from the Beatles, Stephen Montgomery presents a modern guide to the four temperaments, the four ancient "people patterns" that hold the key to personality types. Montgomery draws extensively on the work of David Keirsey, author of the best-selling book on temperament, Please Understand Me, but he also cites scores of characters from popular books, movies, and TV -- from Harry Potter to Star Trek -- to help ...


Spirit-Controlled Temperament
Tim LaHaye

Tyndale House Publishers, 1992

Gently used paperback with some highlighting and underlinging. Ex-library book. Tyndale House Publishers, Revised Edition, 12th printing, 2001


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 ...



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