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Please Understand Me II
Temperament Character Intelligence

David Keirsey, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1998.

International Best Seller. Please Understand Me II is an expansion and successor to David Keirsey’s widely acclaimed book, Please Understand Me. It is a 50 year clinical study of differences in temperament in mating, parenting, leading and intelligence. Please Understand Me II contains the most in depth descriptions of the four temperaments and sixteen role types. It includes the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II and the Four-Types Sorter. Please Understand Me II is the authoritative guide to Keirsey Temperament Theory, and has been heralded by millions worldwide to be one of the leading works on personality theory.

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People Patterns
A Modern Guide to the Four Temperaments
Stephen Montgomery, Archer Publications
Del Mar, CA, 2002.

A modern guide to the four temperaments. Uses characters from popular books, movies, and TV—from Harry Potter to Star Trek, from the Wizard of Oz to Sex in the City—to bring the Artisans, Guardians, Idealists, and Rationals alive for a contemporary audience. Entertaining and easy to read, People Patterns introduces a new short form temperament questionnaire, and features chapters on dating and mating, on parents andtheir children, and on finding the right career and job. Also includes brief descriptions of the sixteen personalities. A clear, concise, user-friendly introduction to temperament and the roles people play in relating to one another.

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Personology
David Keirsey, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 2010.

After half a century of technical research and development Keirsey finally tackles the problem all of us must face in our youth—which career to pursue? Each of us, he says, is born with a certain kind of brain—tactical, logistical, diplomatic, strategic—which enables us to learn how to use certain methods efficiently to get certain results. Moreover, he says, our particular brain pre-determines the particular role we willingly play—Initiator, Contender, Collaborator, Accommodator. This is Keirsey’s last book on normal human action. Keirsey suggests that we should opt for that career that best suits our inborn brains and acquired roles and methods.

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Please Understand Me
Character and Temperament Types

David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1984.

The Original Bestseller. Over two and a half million copies sold. Keirsey’s original sorting of Isabel Myers’s sixteen “types” into Ernst Kretschmer’s four “temperaments,” the latter harking back over 2000 years to the temperament theory of Hippocrates. A 25 year clinical study of differences in temperament in mating, parenting, and leading. Contains Keirsey’s personality descriptions of the four temperaments and sixteen types that have been copied and imitated by other authors for over forty years. Includes the original Keirsey Temperament Sorter.

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Please Understand Me (DVD)
Character and Temperament Types

David Keirsey, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 2007.

This video version of the bestselling, Please Understand Me® series combines current and historical footage, comments from Dr. Keirsey and other professionals, and unrehearsed interviews with representative Artisans, Guardians, Rationals, and Idealists to help the viewer recognize the four temperaments in their daily lives. The video also shows the impact of temperaments and character styles in children, couples, education, and management. Running time: 75 minutes.

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Portraits of Temperament
David Keirsey, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1988.

Dr. Keirsey examines in detail the ingrained attitudes and habitual actions of the four basic personality types: the Artisans, Guardians, Rationals, and Idealists. Keirsey summarizes the four temperaments, showing how behavior of each is either concrete or abstract, cooperative or pragmatic, directive or informative, and finally assertive or responsive. The book includes two brief self-scoring personality tests to assist in observing the differences and similarities among us.

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Presidential Temperament
David Keirsey & Ray Choiniere, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1992.

Twenty of our American Presidents were Guardians, fourteen were Artisans, eight were Rationals, and none were Idealists. Half of them did what was sanctioned by law, the rest did what would get the job done, with or without legal authority. Their inborn temperament and acquired methods for getting results pre-determined their results before, during, and after their presidency. The authors say temperament dominates circumstances in determining presidential behavior - in war and peace, in prosperity and depression, in domestic and foreign politics.

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The Pygmalion Project: Volume 3: The Idealist
Stephen Montgomery, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1993.

The third part of Dr. Stephen Montgomery's quartet on love and coercion among the types focuses on the Idealists (NF) intense, highly intuitive, temperament. Learn how the Idealists search for ideal love, longing to find the perfect "soul mate" with whom they can share their inner lives. Montgomery has selected characters in the pages of D.H. Lawrence, Leo Tolstoy, Charlotte Bronte, E.M. Forester, and several other authors. More significantly, read about the Idealist's special gift for what Professor Keirsey calls the Pygmalion Project - that need in all of us to sculpt our loved ones into copies of ourselves.

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The Pygmalion Project: Volume 2: The Guardian
Stephen Montgomery, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1990.

The second part of Dr. Stephen Montgomery's quartet on love and coercionamong the types focuses on the Guardians' (SJ) uniquely responsible style of caring for others. Montgomery has selected characters from works of Jane Austen, Sinclair Lewis, Virginia Woolf, and half a dozen other authors, to bring to life the Guardian's parental way in love and marriage, and to illustrate their earnest style of interpersonal manipulation - what Keirsey calls the Pygmalion Project. The book examines the Guardians both as instigators and as victims of marital games with the Rationals (NT), the Idealists (NF) and particularly with the childlike Artisans (SP). If you have a Guardian spouse (or even a Guardian parent), this book will help you understand and appreciate them.

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The Pygmalion Project: Volume 1: The Artisan
Stephen Montgomery, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Del Mar, CA, 1989.

The first part of Dr. Stephen Montgomery's quartet on love and coercion among the types focuses on the Artisans (SP) playful and charming way in relations with Guardian (SJ), Rational (NT), Idealist (NF) partners. Begin by completing Keirsey's new personality test, and then read about the Artisan mating game, how they delight and dismay their loved ones, as presented in the pages of D. H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and eight other authors. More importantly learn more about Keirsey's concept of the Pygmalion Project - how we try to sculpt our loved ones into copies of ourselves, and how we are manipulated by them in return. If you've ever been in love with an Artisan (or ever been fooled by one), The Pygmalion Project will prove fascinating reading.

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