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By Mark R. Leary

ISBN-10: 0195172426

ISBN-13: 9780195172423

ISBN-10: 0195325443

ISBN-13: 9780195325447

regardless of its visible merits, our skill to be self-reflective comes at a excessive cost. Few humans detect how profoundly their lives are tormented by self-reflection or how often internal chatter interferes with their good fortune, pollutes their relationships with others, and undermines their happiness. by way of permitting humans to ruminate in regards to the earlier or think what may well occur sooner or later, self-reflection evokes loads of own ache within the kind of melancholy, nervousness, anger, jealousy, and different unfavorable feelings. loads of sadness, within the type of addictions, overeating, and household violence, is because of people's lack of ability to exert keep watch over over their concepts and behaviour. Is it attainable to direct our self-reflection in a fashion that may reduce the hazards and maximize the benefits? Is there how to impact the egotistical self via self-reflection? during this quantity, Mark Leary explores the non-public and social difficulties which are created by way of the means for self-reflection, and through drawing upon psychology and different behavioral sciences, deals insights into how those difficulties could be minimized.

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