Thursday, October 12, 2017

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel (

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

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.
My Thoughts:
You may pick up this book because you want to understand your spouse, a coworker or even a friend better and "Reading People" will help you understand how to relate to people better, but the biggest takeaway you will get away from this book, is understanding YOU better. Anne does a great job of laying out the different types of personalities, which will help affect your relationships and give you a greater understanding, which is something I love. I love to understand how people are wired, I love to meet people where their needs are and how God has made them. Part of who God created me to be is to love people and to help them right where they are, which is why I got a degree in understanding human behavior. This book is perfect for me! This is a book that I will grab off the shelf from time to time. I give this book 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required. Make sure to pick up a copy. This is a book that everyone can use!

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