- Gifts Differing
"Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type" is a well-known book, written by
Isabel Briggs Myerswith Peter B. Myers, which describes the insights into the psychological type model originally developed by C.G. Jungas adapted and embodied in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI) personality test.
The book explains the many practical applications of this typological model [http://www.cpp.com/detail/detailitem.asp?ic=7270 Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type] ] using four categories of psychological type differences - Extraversion / Introversion; Sensing / Intuition; Thinking / Feeling; Judging / Perceiving.
The book also suggests how different combinations of these characteristics tend to influence the ways people perceive the world and how the both respond to and interact with it. Type tables show how type preferences tend to correlate with occupational interests. Profiles of the sixteen types also suggest how people of each type tend to act and relate to people with other type dynamics.
Every year over 2.5 million people take the MBTI assessment and it has become the most widely used personality questionnaire in history. Over 150,000 copies of "Gifts Differing" have been sold.
The late Isabel Briggs Myers devoted her life to the observation, study and measurement of personality and psychologically type theory. With her mother,
Katharine Briggs, she developed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory. Her son, Peter B. Myers, continues research work on the development and application of personality type.
*Myers, Isabel Briggs with Peter B. Myers, (Original edition 1980; Reprint edition 1995), "Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type", Davies-Black Publishing, 248 pages, ISBN 089106074X
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