I’ll admit it. I’m a MBTI junkie. In fact, in my coaching practice, I use Myers-Briggs Personality Type to help leaders become more effective by helping them become more self-aware and overcome their blind spots. So far, I’ve recommended a lot of books on my blog. A lot of people ask for which books they should read. I wondered, what if I could recommend books based on their Myers-Briggs personality type? So, here you go. Here are my top books for every single MBTI type. Enjoy!
How many introverts do you know? The real answer will probably surprise you. In our culture, which emphasizes group work from elementary school through the business world, everything seems geared toward extroverts. Luckily, introverts everywhere have a new spokesperson: Susan Cain, a self-proclaimed introvert who’s taken it upon herself to better understand the place of introverts in culture and society.
– Malissa Kent, Amazon Best Books of the Month
Man’s Search for Meaning (by Viktor Frankl)
“Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose.”
The 48 Laws of Power (by Robert Greene)
“It’s the rules for suits…Machiavelli has a new rival. And Sun Tzu had better watch his back. Greene…has put together a checklist of ambitious behavior. Just reading the table of contents is enough to stir a little corner-office lust.” —New York magazine
“Beguiling…literate…fascinating. A wry primer for people who desperately want to be on top.” —People magazine
Predictably Irrational (by Dan Ariely)
“Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can’t? If an item is “free” it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn’t be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding book, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behaviour, demonstrating how irrationality often supplants rational thought and that the reason for this is embedded in the very structure of our minds.”
Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide of Getting Ahead (by Nancy Ancowitz)