That is just one of the many things that I have learned from Anne Bogel’s new book, “Reading People” which comes out on September 19th.
If you spend a lot of your free time listening to book podcasts or searching online for the next book to read, you’ve probably heard of Anne. She has been my go to for book recommendations these last few years, and she’s so good at it, that she’s the reason I have over 200 unread books on my Kindle right now. She’s also the main reason I got most of those books for $3 or less on Amazon so I’m certainly not complaining.
Anne Bogel is the writer behind the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and the voice behind the What Should I Read Next? Podcast, and mid-September, she’ll be known as the author of “Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything.”
Writing a review for this book has become a challenge because I find myself wanting to tell people everything, which doesn’t make for a very good salesperson on my part. 😉
This book is Anne’s story of how digging into the 7 personality frameworks changed her for the better. The book explains how you can put those personality frameworks to work to change your life, work and relationships. You can go to ReadingPeopleBook.com to take a free quiz to see what reading personality best describes you. Anne also made a class that you can dive deeper into all 9 types complete with book recommendations for each one. You can get this class FREE with a pre-order of the book. You can also get a FREE download of the audio book (Anne recorded it!), so if I were you, I’d get pre-order this book before its release on September 19th.
In my personal life, I have only scratched the surface of personality studies. Sure, I took a career assessment test in college, and everyone takes the “Which Harry Potter Character Are You?” quizzes that pop up on Facebook. I had heard references to “highly sensitive” people and that sounded familiar, but it was Anne and her exploration that really became my introduction. When she announced she had written a book on the subject and her publisher needed 300 people for a book launch team, I jumped at the chance. Please know that just because I received a free copy of the book does not mean that my review is any less honest. I would be on here singing Anne’s praises free book or not, and in fact, I pre-ordered the Kindle version before I was even chosen for the launch team.
In my opinion, Anne gives a great introduction to several of the most popular tests out there, and yes, I was surprised to find that I’ve been going at the MBTI wrong every time. I’m not going to spoil exactly how that is, but once explained, it makes a lot of sense why we all do it. (Think about it: Who hasn’t fudged their answers a bit to make sure they wind up in Gryffindor? 😉 ) Besides the Myers Briggs, she talks about the Enneagram, how to know if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and more.
The book reads quickly, but is still packed with informative insight and research. The chapter on cognitive functions will warrant a second read-through. The personal stories bring readers into Anne’s world and it’s a place most of us would find relaxing and enjoyable to be. In fact, knowing her speaking style from her podcast, the audio version is sure to be a hit.
So where can you get your hands on a copy of this book so we can start comparing personalities?? Head on over to the book’s website, Reading People Book, for all the details on where to buy it and the pre-order bonuses included if you buy it before it comes out on September 19th.
So much of my life and interaction with those around me comes down to personality. As I said, I’ve barely scratched the surface of investigating my own personality, but I can already see certain traits and things that define how I communicate with others. Or more often, why I struggle to communicate with those around me (Hint: we have different personalities!). Learning more about myself and then about the people around me will only help us learn how to communicate and coexist more harmoniously, and that’s exactly why Anne decided to share her knowledge of personalities with the world. That, and she’s an INFP. 😉
As mentioned, I received a free advanced reader copy of this book. All reviews are my honest opinion. No links in this post are affiliate links.