It’s my first blog tour, and I couldn’t be happier that it is for Anne Bogel’s first book, Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything. When I first heard that Anne was writing a book, I didn’t really care what it was going to be about. I have been reading her blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, for years, and I absolutely adore her podcast, What Should I Read Next? I guess what I’m saying is I would read or listen to anything she put out. That being said…I was pretty psyched to learn that the book was about personality types. I am a black and white kind of person, so I love categorizing people and trying to figure them out.
There are some awesome pre-order bonuses if you buy the book before September 19th. You’ll receive a free online class about Anne’s reading personality types, which I discussed a couple of weeks ago, and you’ll also get a code for the free audio book when the book releases. To learn more about the book and these pre-order bonuses, visit ReadingPeopleBook.com.
Reading People is an introduction to many different personality type frameworks. Similar in style to Gretchen Rubin’s books, Anne discusses her own experiences with typing herself, so the book is very conversational, while also educational. It’s like discussing these frameworks with a friend. I was familiar with some of the frameworks discussed in the book, but even then I still enjoyed those chapters because it was interesting to read Anne’s anecdotal stories also well as her simple, easy-to-understand explanations.
The book covers the following personality type frameworks:
- Introverts vs. Extroverts
- Highly Sensitive People
- The Five Love Languages
- Keirsey’s Temperments
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (and Cognitive Functions)
- The Clifton StrengthsFinder
- The Enneagram
This book is a terrific start if you’re interested in personality types and examining yourself or your loved ones. I found myself relating to many of the examples given in the book, and the whole time I was determined to type my husband and son.
At only 203 pages, this book is very easy to get through. And it’s organized very well. Each chapter focuses on a new framework. Having the paper copy would be very helpful, so you could refer back to different sections in the future. Anne gives many helpful websites and other books if this book sparks your interest in a personality framework and you’re left wanting more.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in getting started learning about personality frameworks or for any fans of Anne Bogel who want to read her stories and learn more about her.
Rating: 4 Stars
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.
I had already pre-ordered the book before being selected for the launch team, so now I find myself with two copies of the book. I could give one away to a friend or family member, but I thought it would be more fun to give one away to one of my readers. If you’re interested in winning a signed, paperback copy of Reading People by Anne Bogel, enter below. U.S. entries only please.
A winner will be selected on September 13th, and I will ship the book on September 15th, so it should arrive on the launch date, September 19th.