Reading People by Anne Bogel

I have always been a people watcher. I could sit and watch the behavior of individuals all day long. It's extremely fascinating to me and I wonder why people do what they do. I have also been very much a student of my own actions and personality to the point that I will try to analyze why I do what I do. Reading People by Anne Bogel has really helped me understand others better, but most of all, understand myself more.

 I think the tagline for this book is absolutely perfect in the fact that it says: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything. Bogel helps you understand the your inner world and the world around you by introducing you to the most widely used personality test and their types. She talks about the Five Love Languages, Keirsey Tempermants, and the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator. Now, if you are like me, you know about these tests, but might not completely understand them, and Bogel does an AMAZING job of helping get more of a grip on what each test is and how to decipher the results since they can seem like a foreign language.

While you can read this book straight through and it might be what you are used to, I recommend you skip around and find out a little bit more about yourself through learning about the different tests and finding out which one is the best for you to take. What I really love is that she keeps reminding you to make sure you are honest with these evaluations. Take the test and give the answers that fit you, not what you wish was the one that described you.

I think this is a great beginner book for anyone who wants to learn more about personality, but isn't really wanting to take a psychology course. It is a very well written book, flows very nicely and will give you some major insight into who you really are, and could quite possibly offer some insight into those around you.

I really enjoyed this book and will continue to reference it to learn more about myself.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}