Opposites Attract

How to Use the Secrets of Personality Type to Create a Love That Lasts

By Renee Baron
(HarperOne, Paperback, 9780061914294, 208pp.)

Publication Date: February 2011

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Does your partner want to go out on Friday nights when you prefer to curl up at home with a movie?

Does your neat-freak boyfriend always want to clean up your cluttered office?

Does your wife want to plan trips six months in advance while you're a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person?

The truth is, opposites attract. People who are different from each other in fundamental ways often catch each other's attention. We are attracted to the very qualities we wish we had ourselves. A shy person looks for a mate who is outgoing and gregarious to provide a social circle, and the outgoing person may need to be with someone who won't compete with him for attention. It seems like the perfect match—that is, until those very differences that originally attracted us start to drive us crazy.

But these differences don't have to drive couples apart. Renee Baron, a marriage and family therapist with more than twenty-five years of experience, uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ to provide a practical program for learning to appreciate our differences, rather than fight over them. The MBTI™ is the most widely used personality indicator in the world. By discovering your innate personality preferences and those of your partner, you can stop having the same fights over and over again and start appreciating the gifts each of you offers to the relationship.

About the Author

Renee Baron has been in private practice for more than twenty-five years and has taught countless workshops and seminars on the value of understanding your personality type. She uses the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ personality assessments to give people practical yet powerful tools to develop clarity into their own and other people's behavior. Her books have been published in seventeen countries and include The Enneagram Made Easy, What Type Am I?, and Are You My Type, Am I Yours?

Praise For Opposites Attract

‚eoeAfter being ‚eoetyped‚e myself in the mid 1960‚e(TM)s, I am still amazed at the ever new levels of truth that unfold from the ‚eoeMBTI‚e . It is clearly drawing from a deep source--and here is another wonderful--and genuinely helpful application from that source.‚e
-Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

‚eoeBaron takes complicated ideas and makes them accessible and immediately useful for any couple.‚e
-Douglas Stone, co-author, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

‚eoeBeginning with the first page, I experienced Renee‚e(TM)s gift for explaining type preferences in a simple, elegant, understandable and very engaging way...Renee‚e(TM)s able to employ mutliple devices - checklists, spot-on anecdotes, and very funny cartoons - to make some complex ideas not only understandable but immediately useful in real ways.‚e
-from the Afterword by Paul D. Tieger, author of Just My Type

‚eoeWith simplicity and humor ‚eoeOpposites Attract‚e explains how to determine the personality type of the one you love and provides a clear path to greater love, understanding and communication. An invaluable tool for all couples.‚e
-Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret

‚eoeThis book not only delivers on the promise of helping readers create lasting relationships, it could be described as a layman‚e(TM)s guide to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicatorģ...The book is concise, thorough, and upbeat. The information is illustrated with cartoons--a clue to its reader-friendly tone.‚e
-New Age Retailer

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