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Publisher's Summary

The first definitive book on the science of self-awareness, Insight is a fascinating journey into everyone's favorite topic: themselves.

Do you understand who you really are? Or how others really see you? We all know people with a stunning lack of self-awareness - but how often do we consider whether we might have the same problem?

Research shows that self-awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century - the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. Unfortunately, we are remarkably poor judges of ourselves and how we come across, and it's rare to get candid, objective feedback from colleagues, employees, and even friends and family.

Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich shatters conventional assumptions about what it takes to truly know ourselves - like why introspection isn't a bullet train to insight, how experience is the enemy of self-knowledge, and just how far others will go to avoid telling us the truth about ourselves. Through stories of people who've made dramatic gains in self-awareness, she offers surprising secrets, techniques, and strategies to help listeners do the same - and therefore improve their work performance, career satisfaction, leadership potential, relationships, and more.

At a time when self-awareness matters more than ever, Insight is the essential playbook for surviving and thriving in an unaware world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Tasha Eurich (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Think of the most cluelessly unselfaware person you know: your boss, annoying neighbor, brother-in-law. How can we avoid being that person? And teach our kids to avoid being that person as well? Eurich summarizes the fascinating science about self insight, but - perhaps more importantly - she studies admirable individuals who are self-aware in a way that is applauded by their peers. You'll benefit from knowing what they know. Buy a copy for yourself and buy another to leave, anonymously, on your boss's desk." (Chip Heath, coauthor of New York Times best sellers Switch and Decisive)

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Chicken noodle soup for the faux-llectual

What would have made Insight better?

I was hoping for an analysis of our inner processes as seen through experiments and statistical surveys. Instead, I was given portrait after portrait of *unicorns* who run into crummy circumstances, change their minds and begin the *thrive*.

What could Tasha Eurich have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The use of buzz words in this *bold* work were a clue to the inner lack of substance. So much garnish, so little meat.

Have you listened to any of Tasha Eurich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think authors that can read their own books are awesome, and I have no problem with her narration skills. I didn't realize she was the author at first; I just thought she was really "in tune" with the content.

What character would you cut from Insight?

George Washington, Ben Franklin, Ben, Susan, all these portraits. History must be full of people who did bad and then good. And no matter the circumstances, they could be painted to have *discovered their inner workings*.

Any additional comments?

I really thought this books would speak to the power understanding how others see us over even more self-indulgent know-thyself mantras. This book is self-aware of works that have come before, but it falls into the same anecdotal traps without sufficiently setting itself apart.

Thank you Audible for your return policy.

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Hard to finish...

There’s something about this author’s voice that’s hard to listen to for long periods of time… I had to listen on 1.5x speed to get it done.

Great insights within and lessons to be learned, but the delivery comes off flat at times. The stories about CEOs and organizations, for example, are very dry and not very applicable if you are not in a fortune 500 company yourself.

Some very valuable information… But I’d recommend abbreviating some parts and getting a different narrator.

I look forward to reading the materials though...

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Good “insight” to ones self

Great information and all explained well. Although it was a little bit wordy. I am sure those around me will be happy I listened to it :-)

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A must read!

I got to listen to Tasha speak at a Ted X talk and from her talk I was inspired to purchase her book and WOW. I’ve dedicated 2017 to personal growth and had finished all the books on my list before I found this one and I’m so glad I listened to it! This is a must read!

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Great mix of theory and practical application

Great mix of theory and practical application - will be on the relisten list. Word.

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"Refer to the bonus PDF"

If you're reading this book to become more self aware, you may be disappointed in the audiobook. Like most of these types of books, it's a little anecdote-heavy, with just a few actionable ideas sprinkled throughout. It could be summarized nicely in an article. But of course the value of reading an entire book is that the lessons stick with you longer.

The biggest issue is that the "bonus PDF" seems to contain most of the actual content, which sort of defeats the purpose of the audiobook format. The audiobook part contained almost no information about how to actually become more self aware. In fact, it was a little defeatist. The basic lesson was that most people aren't self aware and there's not a lot anyone can do about it.

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loved this audio book

fantastic to listen to and very insightful. thank you for taking the time to record

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Good book

I loved how this book is full of real examples of each point. It helps give it legitimacy.

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She helped me with a tough spot in my life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Insight?

When I listened to the story about Robert being bullied at school, his mother asked him, "what can he (the bully) teach you?" This helped me learn about my external self awareness and my challenge to stick up for myself.

Any additional comments?

I loved her book so much and her voice is so calming, that I'm listening to it for the second time. Thank you Tasha.

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Deserves a second listen.

The book is full of great information. In fact, so much good material that it deserves a second listen and maybe even buy a hard copy.

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