Reading People by Anne Bogel

Reading People

If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters...

Details Reading People

TitleReading People
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherBaker Books
GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Self Help, Audiobook

Reviews Reading People

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "We are all different-in matters both serious and silly-and discovering those differences is strangely enjoyable. Cynics argue that we're drawn to these simple check-the-box quizzes because we're ill-equipped to deal with the complexity of real life, but I believe this trend points to something more substantial." This year has unexpected rendered an explosion of ARCs to read, leaving very little time for pleasure books of my choosing. When I saw ...
  • Megan Ericson
    Because of this book:1) I have an excuse forever to drink multiple cups of coffee per day. (Thank you extroverted brain.)2) I found out my husband is an HSP (highly sensitive person) and how to prevent him from getting into the "Overtalked Introvert Danger Zone."3) Finally confirmed, without a doubt, my Myers-Briggs type. It's ESTJ, BTW ;-)4) And, found an old copy of StrengthsFinders 2.0 on our bookshelf (Score!), so I can hopefully decide where...
  • Katie Toungette
    First of all, I am typically pretty private with my thoughts on a book unless I really hated it or really loved it. Other than this, I am pretty sure that the world will still spin without hearing my thoughts on someone's writing and creativity (or not). I now know that this is because I am the personality type that I am, which is, depending on what chapter of Reading People you are studying - an INFJ, an Introvert, an HSP...and the list goes on....
  • April (Getting Hygge With It)
    I love all things personality. I was that teen that bought magazines mostly for the quiz section. What type of friend are you? What career should you get into? I loved it all and not much has changed. If you are new to personality quizzes Reading People is the perfect place to start.
  • Sarah
    I have to say, I was a bit disappointed with this one.First off, I think to get anything out of this book you need to at least have completed an Myers-Briggs personality test, and also know your Enneagram type (and the types of anyone you wish to understand more). I know the author states that online tests aren't that great at indicating your type accurately, but some of us don't have the time or money to pay to have these tests done professional...
  • Carla
    What did I learn about my personality after reading Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything? That I hate learning about personalities. (#sorrynotsorry #unpopularopinion)I have spent so much time trying to figure out my personality, so I thought this book would be the perfect match for me. I preordered it because I was so excited! Once it was released, I saw rave reviews all over #bookstagram about i...
  • Sarah
    Full Review on my blog... Reading People | Blog Tour Review!This is only my first time through... gonna need to go back and spend some more time on a couple of chapters with a pen and notebook once I get my physical copy!Anne Bogel, of Modern Mrs. Darcy (blog) and What Should I Read Next (podcast) does wonderful job of presenting some of the most common and popular personality frameworks out there right now. Sharing insights from her own journey ...
  • Leigh Kramer
    4.5 stars. Allow me to start with a bit of a humble brag: it’s not every day your friend credits you for an entire chapter in her book. (So full disclosure: Anne is my friend and I might be biased…but I really am impressed with this book!)Yep, Anne says my enthusiasm for the Enneagram is what got her interested in figuring out her type and I’m not sure I’ve ever received a better compliment. More on that below.Reading People is a fantasti...
  • Rachel Dawson
    Reading People is the first book Anne Bogel has written, and you guys, it's so good! Anne has long been my most trusted book-recommender (her podcast is amazing and always so fun to listen to!) and one of my very favorite bloggers, so I was thrilled to see her write a book of her own, especially one that is such a marriage of my favorite things! It was a joy to be chosen to join the launch team for this one (heads up, there are affiliate links in...
  • Lindsey
    I had the honor of being part of the launch team for this book. I have been a fan of Ann Bogel for years. First with her blog The Modern Mrs Darcy and recently with her podcast What Should I Read Next. I have to be honest and say I struggled with this book. I was halfway through and wondering to myself what I was going to walk away with. Well, let's just say the end did it for me. A realization that knowing myself, the good and the bad, better wi...
  • Guy Austin
    Book covers can say a lot about what is inside them. They can hook you and can cause an auto-reflex I call, have-to- have-this-in-my-hand syndrome, or H2H (Have to have). I walk through a bookshop on a mission. I must. Those pesky covers can stop me cold in my tracks, even if I have walked in with force of mind to go directly to the item of want. The fear of the book police (my wife) compels me to get out before my primal bookish urges cause me t...
  • Megan C.
    “More than anything, HSPs need white space, both literal and metaphorical. In a sea of input, HSPs need some rest…”I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I didn’t truly understand that, or what it meant, until I FINALLY started Reading People by @annebogel . Aside – I’m also an introvert, which many people find surprising. I put on a good extro face when I have to, but I will always choose to be in my room with a book over a party. AL...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Too much introspection can be harmful, sure, but as Anne Bogel claims in Reading People, uncovering insights into personality – our own and other people’s – also helps us see the world from someone else’s point of view for a while. It can explain why we have a difficult time getting along with someone, why clutter irritates us so much, why we get our energy from being by ourselves, and so on. It can also improve our relationships – part...
  • Brandi
    Even though the book is not exactly what I thought it was going to be, it is one of those rare "special" surprises that is actually much better than I thought it was going to be. It is really easy to follow, fun to read and well organized. It would be a good read for readers age 13 and up. It's always good for readers, like me, to learn more about themselves and those around them. I have taken so many of these personality assessments (ENTJ, Moder...
  • Sheryl
    I feel very lucky to be part of the launch team for this fun and insightful book. I'm pretty stingy with 5 star ratings, but I promise that 4 stars means I really enjoyed it. I definitely think it is helpful, while not necessary, to be a follower of the Modern Mrs Darcy website and especially a listener of the What Should I Read Next podcast, to really get into this book. I can definitely hear Anne's voice in my head while I'm reading. And anyway...
  • Danielle
    I received an advance copy for review purposes and I am so glad I did. Quite simply, I'm a personality quiz addict. INTJ, Enneagram 1, Victor, Slytherin, Acts of Service, Questioner, Strategic. Anne's book embraces the idea of personality frameworks to better know yourself. I've done a lot of self-reflection on the frameworks, especially over the past few years. Reading people has insights that I hadn't considered. (The chapter on the MBTI Cognit...
  • Alexandra
    Raise your hand if you’ve taken a BuzzFeed quiz today? More than one? Yeah, you’re not alone. I hate to admit I might have just taken a quiz titled “Choose Some Baked Goods and We’ll Predict Your Future” because if you know me, you know I love bread more than Oprah. (Don’t worry, I received good results. I’m going to travel the world.) I’m a sucker for those silly little quizzes, and for good reason too. It’s more than wanting t...
  • Gina *loves sunshine*
    AWESOME book for people who love thinking about personalities and behavior! I love this stuff and I loved the author's interpretation of everything. I listened to it on audio, narrated by the author, but I immediately went to amazon and bought a paper copy. This is definitely a book you want to thumb through, dog ear, highlight and go back and forth!!! I'm also going to need to look further into many of the other books and tests she refers to.Mid...
  • Marsha B
    This was worth my time and I think would be appreciated by any who are drawn to figuring out how we were created to operate. Although the author does not go into great detail on all of those answers, she does introduce the reader to a variety of assessments that can be helpful for those wondering why they operate a certain way and how we should all work together in a world full of differences. That said, this book does just skim the surface. I ap...
  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    I don’t generally review nonfiction books, but I feel like this deserves a shoutout. As an inquisitive and introspective sort, I love learning about personality. And I’ve forayed into quite a few personality frameworks. So when I discovered Anne Bogel (of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and podcast What Should I Read Next?) was writing this book, I determined that I would purchase and read it as soon as it was available.In Reading People, Bogel pr...
  • Paul Randall Adams
    Reading People is one of my favorite works of nonfiction I've read in a long time. It tackles complicated information and presents it in a comfortably conversational way that makes it accessible to all readers. As an educator, I have found it particularly useful in understanding the diversity of my students and their varied needs. I will use the information I gleaned from this book to create an even more inviting environment for my students. As a...
  • Rachel Bennett
    "The point isn't to trap you in those boxes; it's to organize your behavior in a way that makes sense and helps you understand how the pieces work together, how to find them when you need them, and how to put them to work in pursuit of your best self." What a fun and informative read from Anne Bogel. I have always enjoyed personality tests and systems so jumping into this for me was already exciting; however, I believe Anne has approached these...
  • Annie Rim
    I love taking personality quizzes but get easily overwhelmed when it comes to applying the information. Sometimes it's too much; other times I feel boxed in. In Reading People, Anne Bogel takes away that intimidating piece of learning about my personality framework.Walking the reader through well-known frameworks, from the Myers-Briggs and the Love Languages to StrengthsFinder and Enneagram, Anne helps describe the purpose, application, and reaso...
  • Kaylee
    I first found Anne Bogel when a friend of mine suggested that I listen to her podcast: What Should I Read Next. I was hooked from the first episode, and not only because of Anne's soothing voice and the discussion about all things books and reading, but because Anne really seemed to be able to discern exactly what people wanted in a book, at a deeper level than just "a good story." I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Reading People, and...
  • Carrie
    Huge Anne fan. This book doesn't disappoint!!
  • ImLisaAnn
    SynopsisReading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything grew out of Anne’s love for personality frameworks. Reading People is a primer for several of the more common personality frameworks with easy to understand applications and examples for how to recognize the personalities in yourself and others.The personality frameworks explored by Anne are• Introversion / Extroversion• High Sensitivity• Chapm...
  • Katie
    As part of the Launch Team for Reading People, I was given an advance copy of the book for review. All opinions are my own.Reading People is a wonderfully accessible primer on all things personality, so if you like to geek out on those online personality tests, then this book is for YOU! But let’s forget about personality for a minute – if you have an interest in people and in relationships, a desire to know yourself, your partner, your child...
  • Noah the Dorky Bookworm
    "My personality isn't a limiting label; instead, understanding my personality has blown my possibilities wide open. Because I understand myself better, I can navigate the world a little better."Anne Bogel has written an intriguing and yet in-depth book about varying degrees of personalities. Even though I am still very young, I wish I understood my personality better, and one day, I will. As everyone does, I've got room for improvement, room to g...
  • Erin Odom
    When I learned that Anne Bogel was writing a book, I pre-ordered it as soon as it was available! Anne's down-to-earth and conversational tone shine throughout the pages of this book, but the book isn't "fluff." Reading People will give you a broad overview of a variety of personality types and arm you with the resources to dig deeper on the ones that pique your interest the most. Some of these personality types can be confusing, and Anne's done t...