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THE PERSONALITY BROKERS The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ellen Archer

History • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

With a compelling blend of healthy skepticism and personal admiration, listeners follow author Merve Emre's fascinating in-depth look at the mother-daughter partnership behind the ubiquitous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality test often used in business. Fortunately for listeners, narrator Ellen Archer has been perfectly matched to this performance. She is consistently engaging, with a clear voice, terrific timing, and well-placed emphasis. She expresses incredulity and irony particularly well. Regardless of one's type, this history, which spans the bulk of the twentieth century, offers something for anyone interested in the development, application, or possibility of personality tests, as well as those who dismiss them outright. Through the history of these unique and uniquely situated women, listeners can learn a lot about humanity. What strange fun! A.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525638049 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525638056 $85.50

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