Sex, Love and Your Personality: The Nine Faces of Intimacy is the first book to describe in detail the sex and love problems commonly encountered by each of the nine basic personality types. It is also the first to offer a field-tested assessment tool for predicting whether a particular intimate relationship is likely to endure and/or be satisfying.
The book presents this groundbreaking material in the form of detailed case studies from sex therapist Mona Coates' 35-year practice that eloquently describe individuals of different personality styles struggling to understand themselves and their partners. In case after case, Coates' unique Five Factors compatibility assessment tool successfully predicts which relationships will stand the test of time. This innovative approach gives the book special value not only for couples contemplating lifetime commitments but also for professional therapists and counselors.
Mona Coates' decades of experience as a nationally certified sex therapist and sex educator, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified Enneagram instructor, plus her 37 years as a college professor of sociology-psychology/human sexuality, establish her indisputable authority in her field. Coauthor Judith Searle, a distinguished Enneagram author (The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out, Metamorphous Press, 2001) and teacher, is the author of five published books.