Today is a very exciting day! Anne Bogel - blogger, podcaster, and book whisperer - has a book hitting shelves TODAY! Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is a fun and informative read that gives a fresh look into several different personality frameworks. I was able to read an advanced copy of Reading People as a member of the launch team, and I’m confident that if you’re interested in personality you’ll enjoy this book.
It’s obvious to anyone who spends a little bit of time with me that I find personality frameworks interesting and worthwhile, but I realize not everyone feels this way. I’ve heard from some that they find personality frameworks overly simple, or that they feel it’s unhelpful to put people in a box, or that once you read a description you’re tricked into thinking it sounds like you. When I hear these critiques I’m reminded of these words from Isaiah Berlin:
In Reading People, Anne gives tons of examples from many different seasons of life of how personality frameworks have made her life better. From fighting right in marriage to understanding a child, Anne has truly demonstrated how these frameworks can make a difference. If you’re skeptical about personality frameworks, I think Anne will convince you of their merits. And if you’re already interested, you won’t want to miss this!
Go grab yourself a copy of Reading People, and get started! You’ll understand yourself and others better, and be happier for it. Bonus - this book is beautiful, and will be a lovely addition to your bookshelf. Happy reading!
Questions: Do you find personality frameworks useful, or do you find them to be too simple? Have you ever picked up a book because the cover was so pretty you couldn't pass it up?