No one is right or wrong - just different!Tracing the growth of the study of personality type from its roots in the work of Carl Jung to today's subtly nuanced type theory, I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You shows how greatly our individual personality preferences affect our interactions with others. By shedding light on individual characteristics and tendencies, psychologists Roger R. Pearman and Sarah C. Albritton teach us how to overcome our natural inclination to judge difference in order to recognize and celebrate it.
This new second edition includes current research into psychological type, information about the benefits of using type to enhance health and manage stress, discussion of the link between type and emotional intelligence and analysis of how personality preferences translate across generational and cultural divides.
About the Author
Roger R. Pearman, EdD, is an internationally recognized consultant, trainer, speaker, and author of Hardwired Leadership. He is a principal and founder of Qualifying.org, Inc. and Leadership Performance Systems Inc., which provide specialized talent management and development services. Roger's award-winning books are used the world over to aid in applying psychological type for personal and professional effectiveness.Sarah C. Albritton, MS is a former career and college counselor. She is vice president and cofounder of AvoLead LLC, a strategic leadership consultancy delivering breakthroughs in change management and organizational effectiveness to senior leaders and teams around the globe.
Differences matter. From the crib to the boardroom, from the golf course to the bedroom, differences matter. In this second edition of I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You, Pearman and Albritton bring up-to-date research to push our understanding of those differences to a new level. Their thinking challenges us to be proactive in our relationships and they give us the tools to be successful.—William W. Sternbergh, Senior Fellow, Leadership Education (ret), Center for Creative Leadership
I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You is invaluable in my role as leader of a multinational, multicultural team. Being able to understand my colleagues' type preferences-and explain my own-increased the levels of trust and support in the team. This book is essential reading for any leader attempting something new and challenging.—Malcolm Barnett, managing director (ret), Corning Cable Systems
This second edition of I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You advocates sincerely and intelligently for greater tolerance and for valuing differences. This book is of huge relevance to those working in the talent management space.—Helen Goldson, vice president, talent management, Goodrich
The acceptance of difference, a commitment to tolerance and listening to others without assumptions, is a theme for our times. This book is a guide for greater understanding in the next decade of rapid change across generations and different global cultures.—Dr. Sally Campbell, Partner of S.A. Campbell Associates and former President of the British Association for Psychological Type
Individuals and managers who have taken the MBTIr or use it for staff training will find this book a useful source for putting their knowledge of differing types to work toward communication with colleagues.—Library Journal