Why Him? Why Her?

Why Him? Why Her?

[finding Real Love by Understanding your Personality Type]

Audiobook CD - 2009
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A groundbreaking book about how your personality type determines who you love Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another? In this fascinating and informative book, Helen Fisher, one of the world's leading experts on romantic love, unlocks the hidden code of desire and attachment. Each of us, it turns out, primarily expresses one of four broad personality types-Explorer, Builder, Director, or Negotiator-and each of these types is governed by different chemical systems in the brain. Driven by this biology, we are attracted to partners who both mirror and complement our own personality type. Until now the search for love has been blind, but Fisher pulls back the curtain and reveals how we unconsciously go about finding the right match. Drawing on her unique study of 40,000 men and women, she explores each personality type in detail and shows you how to identify your own type. Then she explains why some types match up well, whereas others are problematic. (Note to Explorers: be prepared for a wild ride when you hitch your star to a fellow Explorer!) Ultimately, Fisher's investigation into the complex nature of romance and attachment leads to astonishing new insights into the essence of dating, love, and marriage. Based on entirely new research-including a detailed questionnaire completed by five million people in thirty-three countries- Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audiobook, [2009]
Copyright Date: ℗2009
ISBN: 9781427206275
1427206279
Branch Call Number: CD 155.264 FIS
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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May 22, 2019

The audiobook is read by the author, and is rather uneven: sometimes faster, too long pauses, getting too quiet or loud, odd emphases, and some unusual pronunciations.
The work itself has a major flaw: it delineates only 4 major personalities, however, if there are five major traits and one can have them in, say, three levels (low, middle, and high), that would mean that there are three to the power five personality (ummm.... that's 243 (?)) types. The early indication that its wrong is that she refers favorably to the Myers-briggs personality tests; that has been debunked over twenty years before this book was written. (Psychology is the most intellectually corrupt of the sciences!)
The four types are so broad that one can see oneself in each of them, to a fairly substantial degree. The advice given is so useful that anyone can use it as a result. It would be a worthwhile book to be rewritten, but with more modern and reliable scientific results guiding the reader/listener.

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JEKP
Mar 07, 2012

One big advertisement for Match.com
Extremely tedious and long-winded. The scientific concepts are twisted to the author's needs and often presented inaccurately, or as cold facts, when there is still much dispute about their contribution to a "trait".

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