The Personality Compass
: A New Way to Understand People
by Diane Turner, Thelma Greco
Published by Harper Collins
The Personality Compass, first published and distributed globally
in 1997 by Element Books Ltd, and published in its second edition
in 2000 by HarperCollins, has been published in seven languages to
date. Presently off the market until its re-release with Turner and
Greco's second book (no proposed date available yet, but stay tuned),
The Personality Compass has received outstanding reviews over the
years, both as an enjoyable and useful book, and as a meaningful
model for identifying personality types for the purpose of improving
lives, learning, relationships, careers, organizational environments,
performance and corporate profits (also see The Personality Compass Workshops).
Words From Our Readers . . .
From British Columbia:
". . . What I
really like is that it is so much easier to accurately
identify friends, coworkers, and acquaintance
with this system than with Myers-Briggs. As
another reviewer noted, the distinction between the
four types are well defined enough that I didn't
find two of my friends who are radically different
were the same type, as happened with Myers-Briggs . . .
What I especially liked about this book is that the
authors suggest that all four types are valuable, and
the book gives suggestions as to how to develop the
parts of you that are not as strong. As well, it is
better than Myers-Briggs in giving tips for how to deal
with people of various types."
"I have read your book and I
commend you for an excellent exposition of
what could otherwise be a difficult subject to tackle.
I particularly like your linking your theory to classic
theories about the nature of human beings. Equally
important I like your presentation style which is very
conducive to a hands-on-approach."
From Istanbul, Turkey:
"I'm writing these lines from
Istanbul. I work here as a Psychological Assessment
Consultant. Book is so clear and easy to understand
and I am using it to be helpful for my company."
From Newcastle Upon Tyne, England:
executive coaching consultant and use your book.
Thanks to your clear and user-friendly writing style,
the transition from theory to practice has been smooth
From Melbourne, Australia:
". . . I have read and
studied many typology books and this is one of the
simplest and best I have seen . . . Currently I am
typifying my friends using the behaviours section
of the book, and I have found it to be the most
accurate in grouping like people. . . great stuff!"
From Prague, Czech Republic:
". . . It was interressant
to read your book and I had a great pleasure to read it
on the beach during my last vacation. I was also
surprised to read in English what I explained so many
times in French."
From Washington State, U.S. A.:
"I liked the idea
of the simplified personalities as being NORTH,
EAST, SOUTH and WEST. It is a fun tool to use . . .