I loved this book very much, it helped me a lot. It's not easy to read book, because of the main subject of the book - shame, you know.. Very deep and detailed book about this not so comfortable subject. In this book you will find many personal stories about shaming, judgement etc, and practic ways how to deal with those things best. As the title of the book says, you begin to understand that it's actually universal thing and you are NOT THE ONLY ONE handling this issues - for me it vas very relieving.. The author, Brene is AMAZING - human, touching and professional, some stories in this book are her personal experiences. One thing you may take into consideration, this book in my opinion mostly written for women, because all the stories and the examples are about women...
Many times in my life people told my i was "too nice".. Now i know clearly what they meant and why i acted like that. The thing is that there is a difference between being just nice (polite, friendly etc.) to people that is generally OK and being TOO nice. Being too nice is letting some people take advantage of you, hurt or manipulate... Unfortunatelly we live in the world that not everyone is so called "nice", so it's very important to know the difference... Everybody want to be good - man want to be "good guys" and women want to be "nice girls", but it's very important to know and not to cross the limits. this book helped me a lot to understand myself, why i acted like i acted in the past, and to understand and see clearly that some people tried to manipulate me, now i see the truth. I recommend this book to all the women that are little bit naive or wearing "pink glasses" and wants to believe that human nature is all good etc. well it is sometimes, and sometimes not. Thank you Beverly for this honest and straightforward book!
Great book, helped me a lot to understand a topic of self esteem and to find good, practical ways to deal with self-criticism. I recommend this book to anyone who judges himself too much!
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