Reading People

How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

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"This is the book I didn't even know I was waiting for. I can't wait to share it with everyone I know."--Emily P. FreemanWall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday


If the viral personality quizzes strewn about our social media accounts are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique places in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which famous movie character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.

Backed by extensive research and illustrated with engaging stories, Reading People explains what makes you uniquely you, what makes the people in your life uniquely them, and why it all matters. Popular blogger Anne Bogel makes it easy. In this fascinating book, she collects, explores, and explains the most popular personality frameworks, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She shares the life-changing insights that can be gained from each, along with practical applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life.

Want to revolutionize the way you live, love, work, and pray? Understanding personality is the first step!


"Anne Bogel is a smart, savvy, kindhearted woman of wisdom whose words continually have me nodding my head in agreement and saying, 'I thought I was the only one!' The world is better because of her insight."--Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World and Notes from a Blue Bike

"I absolutely adored Reading People. Understanding more about how people are wired through the research, data, and examples Anne gives is helping me in every relationship. Truly, I feel like I'm a better wife, mom, employer, friend, and person for having read this book."--Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and founder of MoneySavingMom.com


Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. Bogel lives in Louisville, Kentucky. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


Endorsements

"After years of trusting her as our book whisperer, Anne Bogel has finally written a book for us! This is the book I didn't even know I was waiting for. I can't wait to share it with everyone I know."

Emily P. FreemanWall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday

"Anne Bogel is a smart, savvy, kindhearted woman of wisdom whose words continually have me nodding my head in agreement and saying, 'I thought I was the only one!' This book, and all of her future books, will have a prominent space on my shelf. The world is better because of her insight."

Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World and Notes from a Blue Bike

"As someone who loves analyzing myself, my family, and my friends and learning more about what makes each of us unique, I absolutely adored Reading People. This book hasn't just impacted me as a parent. Understanding more about how people are wired through the research, data, and examples Anne gives is helping me in every relationship. Truly, I feel like I'm a better wife, mom, employer, friend, and person for having read this book."

Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and founder of MoneySavingMom.com

"You possibly picked up this book because you want to understand someone around you who might be, how should I say this, difficult. This book will most certainly help you understand them better, but what I suspect might happen along the way is that you will begin to understand yourself better. Anne lays out so many different ways to view and understand our own personalities, as well as those around us. This book will help you be a better parent, spouse, friend, boss, employee, and more. Personal relationships are core to our existence, and this book in your hands will help your relationships go deeper and last longer because of the greater understanding you will have for yourself and those around you."

Jamie Ivey, author and host of The Happy Hour podcast

"For years I've been seeking out Anne's impeccable advice on what books to read, and at first glance I thought this book was all about the people who read--and it is. Surprise! Books aren't the only thing we can read. Reading People is the perfect reminder that the most important reading assignment you'll ever have might be sitting at the dinner table with you and staring back at you in the mirror."

Myquillyn Smith, author of The Nesting Place

"Whether you're an Enneagram guru, a Myers-Briggs nerd, a StrengthsFinder coach, or a personality-test novice, you'll find something in Reading People. In these pages, Anne examines the personality tests that measure our individuality, but more importantly, she uses those tests to highlight a beautiful truth: our personalities are what make us utterly unique, perfectly human, and ultimately beautiful."

Seth Haines, author of Coming Clean

"Reading People is a game-changing book. It empowers us to see both ourselves and others in a more gracious manner and offers useful ideas for how to build stronger and healthier relationships. The wisdom Anne Bogel packs in Reading People is insightful, easy-to-understand, and life-giving."

Jessica N. Turner, author of The Fringe Hours

"Anne Bogel delivers a fantastically useful and practical guide to personality frameworks that cuts through the hype, false promises, and personality parlor tricks. This is a concise, highly readable guide to the Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and other personality tools that draws deeply from stories of her own growth and extensive reading."

Ed Cyzewski, author of A Christian Survival Guide and Coffeehouse Theology


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    Anne Bogel

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