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Book about Communication/Pers. Types?

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by zenurse zenurse (Member)

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Hello,

A few months ago someone mentioned in a post a book they read during nursing school about how to communicate effectively with different kinds of people. I cannot find where I wrote it down and I cannot seem to locate it using the search function. I think it divided people into categories--but not the type A, etc., thing--something more original and elaborate. Maybe it was written in the 60's or 70's...?

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Thanks, and sorry this is so vague!

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Thanks for the quick replies, but these are not it. The book, as I recall, was not specific to the health care field--and it was older. At the time of the post I tried to locate a copy and I think it may have been out of print. I think it was written by a man.

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No, it was not an assessment--more like a psychological/philosophical approach...I think it had sort of archetypal categories of people--I think the person who mentioned it is a regular on these boards, so I'm hoping the subject of this thread will catch her eye. Believe me, I've searched this every which way on this site, google, amazon--hoping something would ring a bell...

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vickynurse specializes in critical care, management, med surg, edu.

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http://hartmancommunications.com/

Hartman's color code uses 4 colors to represent personality types. Maybe this is what you're looking for.

Wow, This is right on. I'm a 'blue', what are you?

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I FOUND IT! I put in a string of like 10 words and I found it! "Games People Play: The basic handbook of transactional analysis" by Eric Berne. YAY! Now I'll go take that personality test and see what color I am...

Thanks, everyone!

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vickynurse specializes in critical care, management, med surg, edu.

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I FOUND IT! I put in a string of like 10 words and I found it! "Games People Play: The basic handbook of transactional analysis" by Eric Berne. YAY! Now I'll go take that personality test and see what color I am...

Thanks, everyone!

I absolutely loved studying that in college! Do you have a link?

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