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If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we’re finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn’t as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.
For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part–collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.
I have heard a lot of good things about Anne Bogel, and I occasionally listen to her podcast, What Should I Read Next, but I had not read any of her books until now. I enjoyed this one. I knew very little about personality types, but now that I have read Reading People I enjoy knowing more about them. This books gives a glimpse into what personalities are and what they look like.
Reading this book did encourage me to take a personality test. I then encouraged my mom and brother to take a personality test as well. The results of the test were very interesting and were very accurate for all of us.
If you do not know anything about personalities and personality types than this would be a great book to start learning about them.