Just as there are three dimensions of the physical world (height, width, and depth), there are three dimensions of the interpersonal world - power, love, and mindfulness. How well we learn to navigate them directly corresponds to how well we live our lives and how happy and fulfilled we feel.
Human reactivity is the source of most of our interpersonal problems and pain. The 3 Dimensions of Emotions introduces the concept of working the triangle, a unique practice that provides a compelling yet practical road map that can help you move from painful reactivity to productive proactivity in your relationships. And it works just as successfully for a CEO of a Fortune 500 company as it does for a parent struggling to communicate with a teenager.
The 3 Dimensions of Emotions is a new way to understand emotional intelligence and find your relational "sweet spot" - the dynamic intersection of power, love, and mindfulness. It will also help you to:
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Would you listen to The 3 Dimensions of Emotions again? Why?
This is a very powerful book. Dr. Sam Alibrando has tackled one of the most complex issues facing any human: how to recognize, understand, control, and manage our emotional responses to positive and negative experiences. He does it in a simple, articulate, warm, humorous, and concise way. Not only does he provide clear explanations of some of the science and literature about human behavior and psychology, he uses examples and stories that all of us can related to, whether related to our job, our boss, our co-workers, our spouse or partner, our family, and our friends. He also provides some easy-to-use tools for self-assessment, evaluation, and planning. This is clearly the product of decades of experience and thoughtful insight drawn from his professional and personal experience. For anyone who continues to try to be his or her "best self," this will be time well spent.
What other book might you compare The 3 Dimensions of Emotions to and why?
The author references works by Eckhart Tolle which are appropriate. However, other books that describe recent advances in the study of neurology and human behavior also apply.
Which character – as performed by Don Hagen – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No - I felt there is so much to consider, it is best digested in pieces.