How Non-Conformists Move the World
Paperback ISBN: 014312885x
The #1 national bestseller and New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink “Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Paperback ISBN: 0307352153
A former Wall Street attorney, business coach and creator of ThePowerofIntroverts.com demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in today's culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples to counsel readers on how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations and empower introverted children.
41 Reasons I'm Staying In
A Celebration of Introverts
Hardcover ISBN: 0062749897
An illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert pairs over 40 color paintings with imaginative and outlandish excuses to avoid attending social engagements, such as "befriending the monster under my bed," and "nurturing my cactus colony." 50,000 first printing.
The Blank Slate
The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Paperback ISBN: 0142003344
In a provocative study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind brilliantly explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures. Reprint.
The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self
Hardcover ISBN: 0062872397
This modern spin on the nine classic Enneagram personality types reveals how this system acts as a map toward our authentic selves and how it is not about changing who we are but rather about nurturing and loving out whole selves. 35,000 first printing.
The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome
Paperback ISBN: 0062429167
In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success. As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming—an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this—which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior. Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements. Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential—and more comfortably navigate our complex world.
Understanding the Enneagram
The Practical Guide to Personality Types
Paperback ISBN: 0618004157
A streamlined and practical guide to the Enneagram offers helpful advice on how to apply the personality profile to one's life, with plentiful suggestions for achieving personal growth in all arenas of life. Reprint.
Writer's Guide to Character Traits
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1582973903
In this resource for fiction writers, psychologist and author Edelstein explains the inner workings and behavior of a wide variety of personality types. Edelstein begins with some tips for creating believable characters. Next, she outlines the traits of various adult, child and adolescent personality types. Subsequent chapters deal with (for example) psychological disorders, criminal types, sexual issues, family relationships, and career traits. The second edition contains exercises designed to help writers incorporate personality details into their stories. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)