The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do

The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do

by John Oldham, Lois B. Morris

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Overview

The New Personality Self -portrait  is the only guide to personality types based on  the American Psychiatric Association's  just-published official diagnostic system — the DSM  -IV — and written by one of today's  leading personality researchers. A long-time  backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now  been completely updated to include all the  fascinating new information about how we become who we  are-and how we can change. The self-test in  The New Personality Self -portrait is  already used extensively in mental health and  business settings. It reveals a profile so personal,  so accurate, that it's as individual as a  fingerprint. Readers discover their unique mix of 14  distinct personality styles — and learn how those  traits impact their relationships, work and home  life. Fascinating case histories show each style in  action, with tips on how to live and work with  every type, and exercises for turning  vulnerabilities into strengths — plus warnings about when  individual differences develop into personality  disorders.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553373936
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Edition description: REV
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 572,365
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

John Oldham is the interim chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a leading expert on personality disorders and has been active in the American Psychiatric Association for much of his tenure. His works include The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do and Dynamic Therapy in Brief Hospitalization.

Lois B. Morris has written books on various topics from mental health to Chinese opera. Her books include The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do and Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met. She lives in New York with her husband and dog.

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