Living Your True Potential, Using the Science of Personality
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Mother Daughter Team Introduce New Personality Assessment, 70 Years after Myers & Myers-Briggs
Living life on purpose means that we have to meet the primary need of our personality. It’s only when we meet that need that we feel secure and can strive to achieve our potential. But too often we are just surviving, unaware of what we want out of life, and so our needs go unmet.
Clinical psychotherapist Dr. Anne Dranitsaris and her daughter, Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard have developed the Striving Styles Personality System, the first major update to personality assessments since the popular Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was introduced 70 years ago. Embraced by thought leaders such as Oprah Winfrey, the Striving Styles incorporates recent developments in neuroscience and brain development into the study of personality.
Who Are You Meant to Be? (January 2013) is the first book based on this groundbreaking research. Co-authors Dranitsaris and Dranitsaris-Hilliard, lay out a step-by-step program for readers to identify their unique Striving Style based on their own brains organization and use it to move from surviving to thriving.
Our personality determines why we succeed—and fail—in our relationships, careers, diets, and even in the way we raise our children. Rather than advocate for the one-size-fits-all self-improvement strategies, Dr. Dranitsaris shows that we must take our unique personalities into account in order to achieve our goals and resolutions.
This book introduces eight distinct personality styles and shows how they are most likely to behave in a variety of situations to get their needs met, including:
The Adventurer: Need to be spontaneous. Outgoing, seek new experiences, and good in a crisis.
The Stabilizer: Need to be secure. Loyal, enjoy traditions, and respect authority figures.
The Artist: Need to be creative. Good listeners, self-critical, with strong values.
The Socializer: Need to be connected. Make friends easily, value proper behavior enjoy helping others.
A fresh take on how personality affects behavior, this book gets people on the path to achieving their potential and becoming who they are meant to be.
WHO ARE YOU MEANT TO BE? by Dr. Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard
January 2013; Sourcebooks; 9781402274008; Paperback Original; $14.99 US; Self-Help