7 books that will change your view on human behavior

With so much literature out there on ‘human behavior’ it isn’t easy knowing what to read and what to skip. Luckily with the seven books mentioned below you’re in safe hands.

 

 

“Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges” by Amy Cuddy

Quite popular for her tremendously successful TED talks Amy Cuddy a Harvard psychologist discusses in her book “Presence” the influence of your actions on your thoughts.

She emphasizes that for you to make your presence more noticeable, let’s say in front of your boss or partner, you should try wearing expensive clothing and standing tall like Super Man.


“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg suggests that, as a substitute for relying on your determination to achieve your goals we should adopt the art of habits.

He puts forth many examples such as Proctor and Gamble, the civil rights movement and Pepsodent. Our habits define us, but it’s ultimately up to us to control how and when those habits get formed.


“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age” by Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle says Texting is infecting our lives, and gives sturdy proof that it’s killing our aptitude to think productively and sympathize with others.

Not only are we destroying our relationships but we are decaying our aptitude to be in peace with our thoughts. Simple vocal conversations may be the most humanized thing we can do.


“The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch” by Jonathan Gottschall

The research and theory behind brutality is on a large scale as Gottschall who’s a mixed-martial artist look back at his training to answer the very question, why? Exactly why is fighting such a popular mode of entertainment?

We learn about the purposed “monkey dance” to reduce the risk and social disaster and end up assigning ranks. In the mean time Gottschall gets beaten up in the ring, just for the amusement of the spectators(and the reader).


“The Road to Character” by David Brooks

In The Road to Character David Brooks reunites the exterior stress which interprets the true meaning of success with internal aspects of success.

Is a satisfying life one of moral integrity, Financial might, or a mixture of both?


“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown

Tied down by limitless amount of things, life can be difficult to cleanse. McKeown’s book “Essentialism” ventures to find people who are desperately in need for assistance in comprehending that which aspects of their lives are marked as excess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The readers are asked to confront face to face what it is they actually require to live a better life.


“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is concerned with cleaning up as she believes that tiding up isn’t just a wedding taboo but when done correctly, it could be a life turning sensation.

In her book, Kondo categorizes the items in your home, which helps you in differentiating between the things that are supposed to stay and those which aren’t. She says that’s the things that don’t give you joy the second you grab them, well, its better to let them go.

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