In The Upside of Your Dark Side, two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Sometimes, they can even hold us back. Emotions like anger, anxiety, or doubt might be uncomfortable, but it turns out that they are also incredibly useful.
The key lies in what the authors call "emotional agility," the ability to access our full range of emotions - not just the "good" ones - in order to respond most effectively to whatever situation we might encounter. Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples including sports, the military, parenting, education, romance, business, and more, The Upside of Your Dark Side is a refreshing reality check that shows us how we can truly maximize our potential.
©2014 Todd B. Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company
A review of research on and reasons for emotions and motivations that are not entirely positive.
Over all we must learn to embrace our dark side because it is necessary to maneuver through today's society. This book points out why we get more stuff done when we're upset.
It has a different point of you of our negative side. Rather and pushing it away. I recommend it.
Looking at negative things and emotions from a different perspective
I love books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sadly, I don't have a lot of spare time to read; besides commuting by bus carrying books is exhausting. Fortunately, I can listen to audiobooks whenever I am doing chores.
I learned a new perspective. the narrator is good. I had to listen to it several times.
Interesting listen, well read. I totally agree with the 'Whole Person' the authors assert. The discussion on Narcissism was both surprising and delightful. What captured me immediately, and I believe deserves further exploration--maybe even another book--was the topic of how comfort has totally influenced our culture. Defines our culture is probably more accurate, and the unintended consequences of heated seats, and perfectly designed coffee holders.
Part of my negative review is the previous book I read ( Psychopath Whisperer) was so good, but this content is a good follow up because it shows how all personality aspects can be used effectively
I was only able to stop getting annoyed by the narration after I sped up the recording by 1.25 times. Else, the fake interested narrator would leave you disgusted with the book.
The topics and transitions are not well organized. But there are some interesting concepts every now and then.
Addicted to Audible!
I guess as a nurse who has studied psychology for many years I was hoping to learn something new, but sadly there was nothing new or enlightening for me here.I couldnt get through more than 1/2 of this audio before shutting it off....not worth the time or credits in my opinion.
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