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This is a discussion on NF Book List (Or Suggested Reading) within the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Please make a single sentence summary of the book, and another sentence explaining why you think it relates to being ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    NF Book List (Or Suggested Reading)

    Please make a single sentence summary of the book, and another sentence explaining why you think it relates to being NF. If recommending non-fiction please make sure it relates specifically to the NF experience.

    I'll keep the list up to date in this post, so feel free to discuss the books suggested. I'll also make sure to credit each individual for the recommend.


    NON-FICTION

    "Emotional Intelligence" Daniel Goleman, Non-Fiction. A look at contemporary research at the importance of emotional intelligence in functioning not only in day to day, but for finding success in all areas of life. Since we're already feelers, understanding how emotions work can give us a significant edge, especially considering even "thinkers" have feelings! - Dritalin

    "Where in the world do I belong" Brent Massey (who is an INFP). Interesting book, Brent describes countries by personality type and profiles over 100 places. Tibet is INFP. -Ruyr

    "That's Not What I meant!" Deborah Tannen. Ph.D. A workable explanation of communication styles from an expert in linguistics, it's an easy academic read, for those entering social or psychological fields. Especially pertinent information on a website that's meant to bring together people of different personalities (and communication styles) together, should be required reading for participants of this forum. -Dritalin


    FICTION

    "The Beach" by Alex Garland. It's about a tourist visiting Thailand that ends up on an island that acts like a haven or an escape from reality. It explains his experience and time there, and how his feelings change. - Selvagem

    "Three Cups of Tea" Greg Mortenson. Fiction. The biography and life story of K2 (mountain climb) veteren who fell in love with the people of the Hindu Kush and dedicated his life to overcoming obstacles to their children's education. I felt this was a beautiful story of an obvious NF (I'm guessing INFP) who went on his "crusade" and found a ton of success, and inspiration to us all. -Dritalin

    Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman (collection of short stories, the NF type would love its dreamy plots etc.) - NephilimAzreal

    The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho, fiction, a book about following your dream.. it has many beautiful words in it.. at first i don't think i would've like it.. but then after i read it.. i just love it!! - Lunniey

    "Fables" comic book series,Bill Willingham. This is a magnificent and very addictive “r-rated”series featuring stories within stories starring versions of familiar fairy tale characters, both well-drawn and well-written. (see post on page 2) - Mirage
    Last edited by dritalin; 02-08-2009 at 07:37 PM. Reason: Update
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by dritalin View Post
    I will keep track of what books are suggested and maintain a list of the books suggested in this thread in this post.

    Please list the book with the author and genre, followed by a one sentence description of the piece and one sentence explaining why you feel it should be included. For instance if I wanted to suggest "Emotional Intelligence" and " Three Cups of Tea" I would list them as follows.

    "Emotional Intelligence" Daniel Goleman, Non-Fiction. A look at contemporary research at the importance of emotional intelligence in functioning not only in day to day, but for finding success in all areas of life. I figured since we're all feelers understanding how we fit into society can be quite important.

    "Three Cups of Tea" Greg Mortenson. Fiction. The biography and life story of K2 (mountain climb) veteren who fell in love with the people of the Hindu Kush and dedicated his life to overcoming obstacles to their children's education. I felt this was a beautiful story of an obvious NF (I'm guessing INFP) who went on his "crusade" and found a ton of success, and inspiration to us all.

    I'll keep the list up to date in this post, so feel free to discuss the books suggested. I'll also make sure to credit each individual for the recommend.
    I actually have "Three Cups of Tea" in front of me right now, haha :) I haven't started it yet, only because we're reading two books in English class right now, so I'm gonna read it when I have the time.

    To be honest, I don't read all that often, but a book that I really liked a lot was "The Beach" by Alex Garland. It's about a tourist visiting Thailand that ends up on an island that acts like a haven or an escape from reality. It explains his experience and time there, and how his feelings change.

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman (collection of short stories, the NF type would love its dreamy plots etc.)
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Selvagem View Post
    I actually have "Three Cups of Tea" in front of me right now, haha :) I haven't started it yet, only because we're reading two books in English class right now, so I'm gonna read it when I have the time.

    To be honest, I don't read all that often, but a book that I really liked a lot was "The Beach" by Alex Garland. It's about a tourist visiting Thailand that ends up on an island that acts like a haven or an escape from reality. It explains his experience and time there, and how his feelings change.
    I loved Three Cups of Tea. It's a very easy read, it especially pics up after he makes his attempt on K2. Enjoy.

    I'll also check out smoke and mirrors.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by dritalin View Post
    I loved Three Cups of Tea. It's a very easy read, it especially pics up after he makes his attempt on K2. Enjoy.

    I'll also check out smoke and mirrors.
    Great, thanks :) I like books that make you feel, lol.....

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    maybe you already know this..
    The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho, fiction, a book about following your dream.. it has many beautiful words in it.. at first i don't think i would've like it.. but then after i read it.. i just love it!!

    this is my favorite quote..

    "it describes people's inability to choose their own desire. And it ends up saying that everyone believes the world greatest lie - it's this: that a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. that's the world greatest lie."


    and

    "it's the possibility of having the dreams come true that make life interesting."
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Get "The Alchemist" for about $5 dollars shipped.

    Amazon.com: Used and New: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
    Last edited by dritalin; 11-15-2008 at 05:34 PM. Reason: bleh

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Selvagem View Post
    I actually have "Three Cups of Tea" in front of me right now, haha :) I haven't started it yet, only because we're reading two books in English class right now, so I'm gonna read it when I have the time.

    To be honest, I don't read all that often, but a book that I really liked a lot was "The Beach" by Alex Garland. It's about a tourist visiting Thailand that ends up on an island that acts like a haven or an escape from reality. It explains his experience and time there, and how his feelings change.
    i never read The Beach, but i have seen the movie ^^. Leonardo de Caprio..the place are sure beautiful..
    anyway.. I think I must find Three Cups of Tea, it looks interesting..

    i hope more NF share their recommends books here

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by lunniey View Post
    i hope more NF share their recommends books here
    The more the better. Hopefully we start getting some more non-fiction too.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Yeah i hope so too..
    i want someone recommend me a book about inspiring Biography.. i like to watch tv show about biography, so would love to read some of books about biography too..


     
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