The book is written in a lucid style meant for anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of personality. It delves into the concept of self talk – It could be negative or positive; based on the past or on the future. It hammers home the point that one should listen to the self-talk and identify the patterns. It is interesting to note how a positive input can turn a negative feedback loop into a positive one. It examines at length the constructive self-talk vs the destructive self-talk.
It goes on to explore the 5 important traits of personality at length. Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. Openness includes novelty, curiosity, imagination and the like. Conscientiousness has to do with orderliness and industriousness. Extraversion is an orientation to the outer world. These people have high energy and ae very active. Introverts are just the opposite. Agreeableness has to do with the sensitivity towards others feelings and a desire for harmony and co-operation. Neuroticism is a disposition ti unpleasant emotion like anxiety, anger, depression and insecurity. Those who score high on this trait are also susceptible for low tolerance for stress!
The book cruises through the concept of learned helplessness, the Pareto principle and finally focusses on self leadership. A book meant for the beginners. It provides a good insight into the concepts. Good read.