Book by Helen Fisher explores how personality types interact in relationships
Helen Fisher, renowned scientist-anthropologist, has written a book about her research focusing on different personality types and how they interact in relationships. Her book is called Why Him? Why Her?
Fisher breaks personality into four major types: Builders, Explorers, Directors and Negotiators. Fisher’s breakdown is supported by science and research she has done using data from dating website users on Match.com and Chemistry.com. Different personality types are more sensitive to different neurotransmitters in the body, including serotonin and dopamine. Explorers, for example, have more sensitive dopamine receptors, while Builders have more sensitive serotonin receptors.
Based on her research, Fisher claims that some of these personality types are more likely to successfully forge relationships than others. Builders do well with other Builders, Explorers tend to date other Explorers, and Negotiators and Directors often date each other. Builders value responsibility, following the rules and contributing to society; Explorers enjoy trying to new things, going to places and exposing themselves to a variety of ideas and people; Negotiators are in tune with their emotions and intuition, and enjoy talking about their feelings; and Directors are analytical, logical and focus on facts.
This book is available in the Wayne County Library system as well as the Monroe County library system. If you are interested, check it out!
For more by Helen Fisher, check out one of her popular Ted talks: v=https://www.ted.com/talks/helen_fisher_studies_the_brain_in_love