The journey of self-discovery is a worthwhile one. Self-awareness brings us closer to our true selves and who we really are deep down inside. Without really understanding and knowing who you are, you will not be able to get ahead in life. It is only when we understand ourselves better that we will be able to make better choices in life; we will know what we want and what we don’t, what we need in a partner, and what kind of a job fits us best. Those who don’t understand themselves enough have a hard time in their relationships with others whether their family, friends, or partners.
We know the importance of understanding yourself, and also the ability to understand the motives behind how others behave, and so, here are some of the best books that will help you on that topic.
By Daniel Goleman
In this book, author and psychologist Daniel Goleman delves deep into our ‘two minds’, the rational and the emotional and explains the importance of emotional intelligence in our lives. He explains, through illustrative examples, the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence and how these factors play a major role in determining our success in relationships, work, and well-being.
The Laws of Human Nature
By Robert Greene
Author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, and The Art of Seduction, Robert Greene has gathered millions of readers and listeners. In his book, The Laws of Human Nature, Robert explains how our lives depend on relationships with people, hence understanding their behaviors and why they do what they do is integral. Drawing from examples and stories of historical figures, he teaches us how to master self-control by detaching ourselves from our emotions and how to develop empathy towards others and look behind the masks people keep on all the time.
The Gifts of Imperfection
iWith all the wrong messages force-fed into our brains through media around perfection, and how and what we should be, it is quite common that most of us feel inadequate all the time. Brene Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on authenticity and shame, teaches us through this book how to cultivate authenticity, let go of what people think, embrace our vulnerability, and be grateful for who we are.
Ego is the Enemy
In this book, Ryan Holiday explains how our ego can be the worst opponent that we need to guard ourselves against. He shows us, through stories, how ego can wreck our careers, destroy our relationships, and ruin our entire lives. Ego is the Enemy explores the nature of ego and its dangers and teaches us more about humbleness, humility, and confidence.
By Mike Bayer
Through his book, Best Self, Mike Bayer encourages you to ask yourself whether you are being who you want to be and if this is the life you want to live. Best Self is an interactive book that asks all the right questions that will help you reflect on your life, core values, and aspects of your life that you are ignoring in order to discover your true self and understand what you want out of life.
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