Monday, August 28, 2017

Reading People by Anne Bogel

I first found Anne Bogel when a friend of mine suggested that I listen to her podcast: What Should I Read Next. I was hooked from the first episode, and not only because of Anne's soothing voice and the discussion about all things books and reading, but because Anne really seemed to be able to discern exactly what people wanted in a book, at a deeper level than just "a good story."

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Reading People, and I dove into it right away. In each chapter, Anne tackles a different personality framework (some popular, some less well-known) and argues that by being purposeful about knowing ourselves, we can then learn to better understand people around us. She intersperses science and explanations with experiences from her own life (and some from literature) that illustrate her points.

It's a fantastic book. Very well-researched and supremely readable. She manages to give us a ton of information without overwhelming the reader, and in fact, I felt even more motivated to dive into personalities after I was finished. Especially as I started to make connections to myself and the people I love. I feel like a learned more about myself--especially in her sections about highly sensitive people (which comes down to having a more sensitive nervous system) and I loved the reminder about love languages and how I needed to think about that with my children.

I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in how understanding different personality types can help strengthen their relationships. 

Preorder Bonus!

Right now there is a fantastic preorder special going on! 

If you preorder Reading People before September 19th you will recieve:
1) A free download of the audio version of the book (read by Anne. It's going to be fabulous!)
2) Access to Anne's online "What's Your Reading Personality" class

Once you preorder the book, visit the Reading People Book website to enter in the information needed to get the audio book and access to the class.

Click here for the preorder link.


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