The Temperament God Gave You

The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord

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All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don’t pick and choose these traits; they’re just part of the way we’re made.

For in the womb God doesn’t merely mold our body; He also gives us the temperament that, all our days, colors our understanding, guides our choices, and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life.

Ancient philosophers identified four basic temperaments, and over the centuries, countless wise souls have used these four to understand human nature. Now comes The Temperament God Gave You, the first Catholic book on the subject in 70 years. Here veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family.

Drawing on decades of study, prayer, and practical experience, Art and Laraine show you how to identify your own temperament and use it to become what God is calling you to be: a loving spouse, an effective parent, and a good friend. Best of all, they give you a Catholic understanding of the four temperaments that will bring you closer to God and help you discover the path to holiness that’s right for you.

Peace. Happiness. Holiness.

You’ll find yourself growing in each of these qualities as you come to understand -- and learn to use as you should — the temperament God gave you.

Take the temperament test!

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  • Pages: 288
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-02-9
  • Product Code: 027
  • Availability: In Stock
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Thorough modern guide to a classic resource
I can't recommend this highly enough. I believe I have read all the available temperament resources, and this is the best. It treats every temperament evenly, and emphasizes that each is good. There are a lot of anecdotes, and it is full of practical advice for dealing with each temperament and with each combination in various relationship types. It is accessible enough for a high school student and rich enough for a PhD. If you want enough self-awareness to laugh at your personality as it causes trouble, this is for you.
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Very enlightening.
The information is very good and should be a requirement for relationships of any kind. Very practical advise in getting along with your spouse and children who may have different temperaments. Better help than all the years of therapy and counseling. Has helped me appreciate the God-given differences in our home rather than be frustrated by them. Only down side for me is that I am not Catholic and there is a bit of the religious sprinkled throughout. Definitely not a reason to miss out on the great information, though.
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Help Better Understand Others
This book will help you better understand yourself and others. Once you've read it you won't be able to see people the same way again - things become quite a bit more clear and less frustrating once you understand the temperaments driving people's behavior. Makes forgiveness far easier.
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Awesome read
This is a very insightful view of why people act and react in different ways. We sometimes get frustrated with people and wonder why they do some things and this book will help you to understand the reasons. It's a great book and easy to read I bought one for myself and will buy it again for gifts.
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I liked the entire book.
It is a great aid in "Knowing Thyself." I just wish that it had been published in the 70's when we were raising our three!
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Temperaments set

Unlock the secret of your personality and learn how to be a better spouse, parent, friend, and Christian.

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