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Publisher's Summary

Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy... this is the Chimp Paradox. Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives - be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding.

The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This audiobook will help you to recognize how your mind is working, understand and manage your emotions and thoughts, and become the person you would like to be. Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.

©2011 Dr. Steve Peters (P)2013 Gildan Media Corp

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The best way to describe this book is it's an Owners Manual for People.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended it already to so many people. In our complex world it is unusual to meet anyone who has a perfectly balanced mind, and this book has s many techniques and lessons in it, that it has something in it for everyone.

What did you like best about this story?

It has most of the information I needed to sort out my life. I couldn't get this in 20 visits to a therapist or psychologist.

What does Tim Andres Pabon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great voice to listen to. You won't get bored.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not possible. It is a long complex book and I had to listen to it three times for it to fully sink in.

Any additional comments?

Every human should get a copy along with their passport, driving license and library card. It's really an owner's manual for humans.

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If it's good enough for Ronnie O'Sullivan.........

Probably the BEST self-help book I have ever read or listened to. Dr. Peters covers so many of life's experiences and teaches the reader how to deal with the many situations we encounter on our journey as well as how to manage the dichotomy that exists between the CHIMP & the HUMAN that dwells within all of us. A must read for the layman/laywoman to learn how to manage their life and ultimately bring more contentment to ones existence. I've had a lot of fun reflecting on my own life's experiences and comparing the recommendations of Dr. Peters. I confess that I haven't always made the best decisions but it is a work in progress and greatly improved because of this book.

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some good ideas and metaphors but some problems

the book has a lot of biological essentialism with no consideration of societal/cultural influences. the author tries to discount any critiques of how gender differences are portrayed by saying some people may feel upset about those ideas but it is just how it is (essentially using his own theories to discount critique as merely an emotional chimp reaction), but there are some valid critiques given the complete ignoring of the fact that all humans exist in social settings.

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Metaphorically speaking

While I did get some good information regarding keeping my chimp under control, I found the over use of metaphorical analogies to be distracting and maybe a bit too dumbed down to be truly practical for me.

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Great Book!

Geez. Was the author in my head while writing this. This book is life changing. I have come to realize how I am totally in my human brain at work, but live totally through my chimp self in personal relationships.

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Excellent book

Enjoy this easy to understand and helpful book. Provides excellent tools and activities to improve your day or tackle difficult situations.

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Great Book

Really great book. Helps put a lot of things in perspective. Not everything is a big deal like most people make it. Would read again!

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Terrible

I liked the concept but it's not a good book. Too many pauses in narration. Not well put together.
If you listen to a fair amount of self help or growth, skip. If not then might be OK.

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Great book but a bit repetitive

I found it was an overall good book. easy read but at times concept was written a bit repetitive. thus, boring.

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Head strong...

Even if you have a strong mentality and you posses a problem free life. This book will benefit you. It will shine some light on why we think and feel the we do. It really is that good