''I Know Someone who Ghosted a Guy Because of his Hogwarts House'' True Reads Book Club: The Personality Brokers

April 8, 2019

''I Know Someone who Ghosted a Guy Because of his Hogwarts House'' True Reads Book Club: The Personality Brokers

Tonight was the second meeting of our True Reads Non-Fiction book club! We gathered on a rather dreary Monday to discuss Merve Emre's book The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.

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The Personality Brokers

Merve Emre

An unprecedented history of a personality test devised in the 1940s by a mother and daughter, both homemakers, that has achieved cult-like status and...

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Our readers discussed the curious history behind the Myers-Briggs personality test, how the test interacts with different identities, how the test veers into stereotyping. The conversation moved into astrology territory, the alignment system, Hogwarts houses, and even scientology.

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The Collected Schizophrenias

Esme Weijun Wang

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy...

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Next month we are reading The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang. We will meet on May 13th to discuss!

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Kennedy Rooke

Children's Coordinator