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Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration-a basic and inborn sense of value.

Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times.

©1953 W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.; copyright 1981 by Rollo May (P)2019 Tantor

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Good and introspective

I think this book is all about where you are at the time of reading it. I could see it being very helpful if in a tough spot but didn’t seem to have the same impact on me as I had heard on others. I rarely rate things low but I found myself losing interest - perhaps a factor of dated references and language that doesn’t apply any longer.

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very relevant book for 2020

I loved the relevance of this book in 2020, gave me a lot of hope and bolstered my awareness that the change happens inside me first....my greatest blindspot

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70 years later...

it's been almost 70 years since the book was written. today, in a time of global pandemic, rising authoritarianism, social discord and civil unrest, it is clear just how insightful May was. Anxiety is going nowhere. we are still in the age of anxiety and we need to first find ourselves in order to address the issues of the world.

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active listening needed

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  • Jens Quitzau Adolphsen
  • 02-28-21

Existential nourishment

Inspiring book about living an existential life. I am certainly biased; regardless I likesd Rollo May’s use of references: Kierkegaard, Orestes, Faust and the problem with French existentialists. He did not touch much upon religion which is something I would have liked to hear more about.

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  • digi-mech
  • 08-21-19

Existential psychotherapy classic

This book seems to ooze wisdom from every page. A wonderful look at life, deathand meaning I recommend to any counsellor or therapist what ever your therapeutic doctrine.. Its insightful, well written often challenging.

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  • Jaan
  • 05-10-21

One of the best books I've read

Right after reading it I feel like it's been the most enlightining book I've read and will probably need to relisten it at some point as there are so many great ideas in there.

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  • AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES
  • 03-01-20

The search is never over

First starting with the negative. The language may be a little tiring because it was written in 1956 and there are repetitions. The mind wandering off may not be such a bad thing as it wanders off towards self betterment. Indeed many valuable farts, examples, experience