Eric Gee

Author of The Power of Personality


Eric Gee is the author of The Power of Personality, a new book from Prometheus Publishing that is modernizing the old way of taking a personality test. Eric Gee has administered personality-based life coaching for more than twenty years. He built a successful education company that used his personality typing method to better the lives of more than twenty thousand students, parents, and teachers. As creator of the Youtopia Project website and the Youtopia 16 assessment, he has disseminated his method to over half a million users since the website’s creation in 2016. His coaching program has been used in major companies such as Hulu and Disney in addition to being used by universities, and at over forty school districts.

The Power of Personality is a modern guide that can help people better understand what they really want out of life. The test can shine a light on what jobs one should consider to be fulfilled at work. People who read the book will clear up those lingering personal questions such as where to attend college, who to date, and so much more.

Eric graduated from UCLA, where he studied English literature and screenwriting. Coincidentally, he’s also a classically trained pianist, backyard-trained barbecue dilettante, three-time fantasy football champion, professional mentor, and amateur magician. He owns Youtopia Creative, a shared creative workspace in Los Angeles, where he acts as both life coach and infinite Pez dispenser of saccharine bits of 80s and 90s pop culture.

The Power of Personality is available for purchase on April 16, 2024. To preorder, click here


More information on the book:

The Power of Personality introduces readers to a step-by-step guide on how to personality type based on 16 easy-to-remember animal archetypes: 

THE GATHERERS: the Stag, the Beaver, the Elephant, the Bear

THE HUNTERS: the Fox, the Shark, the Peacock, the Butterfly

THE SHAMANS: the Dolphin, the Giant Panda, the Baboon, the Humpback Whale

THE SMITHS: the Killer Whale, the Spider, the Chimpanzee, the Owl

Based on the Youtopia Project method created by author Eric Gee, this book is for romantics and pragmatists. It will take you on a journey that re-examines, clarifies, and in some cases, debunks previously held assumptions on personality (birth order, cultural stereotypes, extroversion vs. introversion, type-A personalities).

Most books consist of a simplistic, often inaccurate, test followed by descriptions and prescriptions. But a treatment can be damaging if the diagnosis is wrong. The Power of Personality is unique in that it trains you to be the test. No more arbitrary questions. No more mistyping. No more damage.

The Power of Personality…

DISMANTLES the widely accepted, yet antiquated, dichotomy of the MBTI family tree, introducing an intuitive typing method the author has developed over a decade of real-world experience working with actual people, not abstract theories.

POPULARIZES personality typing with fun, easy-to-remember animal archetypes that immediately evoke emotions in the reader, differing vastly from the cold, forgettable letter combinations and number designations featured in MBTI and the comparable Enneagram. 

REJECTS the crude, cookie cutter assessment that other personality systems center their prescriptions around—treatments are only as good as the diagnosis, and no one should be diagnosing by checklist. The Power of Personality teaches the reader to be the test.

ENTERTAINS with cultural allusions, ranging from Outkast’s Idlewild to Carl Sagan’s theory on interdimensional perception, and professional and personal anecdotes, told with an intellectually breezy, self-effacing voice.