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Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type Hardcover – Jan 20 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1 edition (Jan. 20 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805082921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805082920
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #268,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Helen Fisher:

"Fascinating…. An original and uniquely contemporary approach to a sensation that, for millennia, has been considered purely emotional." —The Washington Post on Why We Love

"A thesis with startling ramifications." —The New York Times Book Review on Why We Love

"Delightful to read, offering an abundance of fascinating facts." —The New York Times on Anatomy of Love

About the Author

Helen Fisher, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on the nature of romantic love and attachment, is the chief scientific adviser to Chemistry.com, a division of Match.com. She is the author of four previous books, two of which—The First Sex and The Anatomy of Love—were New York Times Notable Books. A research professor of anthropology at Rutgers University, she lives in New York City.

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It is amazing how truly this book describes the types of our personalities( Explorer, Builder, Director, Negotiator). While I easily recognized myself in the Negotiator description, it always seemed to me that I had some traits of all the other types. Helen Fisher is right, our brains have something from all the four types, but some characteristics are more prominent than others. As to the partner I am more likely to choose, I think once again Helen Fisher is right, nobody can really understand a Negotiator except for another Negotiator, but they still tend to choose someone who doesn't understand them. I guess Negotiators are some kind of masochists :)) I'm surprised at Helen Fisher's knowledge of a wide variety of literature. She is very creative for an anthropologist too:)
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I found this book exceptional and easy to read and understand as well. Plus it confirmed other well known types of character analysis also, but with far more clarity. It put together a lot of missing pieces of other character type studies I've read but focused on 'relationships' more than just character types. It gave me a better understanding of personal relationships which ultimately is what it's all about. Very well done..................
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I enjoyed this book, as well as Dr. Fisher's discussion of how neurochemistry affects our love lives. However, this book reads mostly as a slightly dumbed-down version of "Please Understand Me II" by David Keirsey (which was a far better book, in my opinion). From the discussion of the 4 basic personality types to the self-administered personality test, to the individual descriptions of the various personalities and their interactions, this was mostly a rehash of other books with a garnishing of neurochemistry (which I enjoyed). So, on the whole, this is not a bad book, but if you are looking for more depth on the subject, I'd recommend Keirsey's book instead.
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Very documented and enlightening book that tells you what kind of personality profile you have (with much subtlety and wiggle room) and how it influences the kind of relationship you have - or might have. I really liked two of Helen Fisher's earlier books ("Anatomy of Love" and "Why we love") and this is not a rehash of her previous works, but the current state of her research. A reading I strongly recommande for all those who are interested in "How our mind works" - and how we mate.
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I'm currently reading this book and I'm blown away by what I'm reading about myself. It is quite a weird sentiment to hold a book that seems to know so much about yourself and your inner world. Things that I often took years to learn and discover about myself. A must read, if you're seeking love or have already found it, because you can never know too much about yourself, nor appreciate too much who you are.
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