Was That Really Me?
In this update of the classic, Beside Ourselves, psychologist Naomi Quenk further explores what we keep hidden within but reveal when we are stressed. Outlining the stress patterns of the 16 personality types, this newly revised edition includes startling information on work-related stress and what happens to us when we operate in a stress mode over a long period.
We have all experienced unexpected or inconsistent behavior in ourselves and others. Using Jungian psychological type theory and the MBTI© personality inventory as a framework to unravel this fascinating and confusing side of human personality, Quenk argues that the inferior function is a natural, healthy part of personality that can lead to enriched understanding and personal growth.
This revised edition has a simpler explanation of type dynamics, type differentiation and type development, as well as new discussions of how each type functions at work and what each finds stressful or energizing. New stories about people in the grip of their inferior functions replace stories from the first edition.
Praise for Beside Ourselves, the first edition of Was That Really Me?
”The mounds of illustrative case studies are highly readable and often compelling. Because each type is described from two perspectives, the richness of each portrayal is dazzling.”—Contemporary Psychology
”A style both simple and direct. Case studies based on Quenk’s experiences are described at length. For students of psychology as well as general readers interested in psychological type theory.”—Choice
“Beside Ourselves holds a plethora of information on typology within Jungian psychology. Typology has become a popular fascination; Quenk’s book is timely.”—Whole Life Times
”An exciting and creative addition to our understanding of how psychological type operates in the lives of real people. Quenk has taken very complex theoretical material and a wealth of specific data and turned them into a readable book. Exquisite choice of the precise word and a graceful style make Beside Ourselves a joy to read.”—Bulletin of Psychological Type