Understanding the Dynamics of Typical People is a humorous, and at the same time clear, systematic, and well-founded introduction to C.J. Jung's Type Theory . Written in an easy-to-understand conversational style, with examples, stories, vignettes, caricatures, and cartoons, the book will help you identify patterns that exist among people, patterns that make us 'typical' while preserving each person's individuality. You will find yourself on these pages, as well as your friends, family, colleagues, and co-workers - and the clearer understanding of psychological type and dynamics gained from the book will signpost paths for continued growth and maturation. Examples of the practical applications of type theory at work and in other areas of life are provided throughout the book, as are references for further reading and investigation. Stress is a part of all of our lives that impacts on personality, and so in addition to the four well-kwn dimensions of psychological type - energy, perceiving, judging, lifestyle - the authors also look at stress and how the 'typical' reactions to stress depend upon our personality preferences. Learn, for example, why during times of stress some people seem to fully igre the details while others are most absorbed in them. This easy-to-read and humorous book provides a clear understanding of the dynamics of typical people and of psychological type theory, as well as their practical use in real life.
Richard Bents, PhD, taught Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and was Director of Graduate Education at Hamline University. He is partner of Future Systems Consulting. Richard Bents specializes in leadership development, personal and organizational change and transformation. He is the co-author of several books on personality and learning, and together with Reiner Blank co-author of the first German version of the MBTI. Reiner Blank, PhD, studied theology, psychology and sociology in the USA, Switzerland and Germany. He directed a national institute for church development in Germany. Now, as partner of Future Systems Consulting GmbH, he coaches the implementation of change and transformational processes in corporations internationally. With his focus on ethics and the value added dimensions of trust in organizations, he and Richard Bents focus on the measurability of non-linear factors in organizations. He co-authored several books on change and typology.