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Author with an unique insight into the human psyche
on March 29, 2011
I've you've read any of Culbert's works before you know what to expect and you won't be disappointed. If you haven't then you need to understand what the purpose of reading his books are. Culbert doesn't BS you (in fact that's one of his books), he tells you what he thinks and why he thinks most of what we do when we interact with others is wrong. Now this can be a difficult book to read at times (hence not 5 stars), but the multitude of "aha" moments make it worthwhile. If you want to better understand some of the quirks about others that bother you and maybe figure out how you can talk to them about it without causing a rift, then you should read this book. If you want to understand why you may do some of the things you do, and how to get more out of yourself and others around you, then this is for you. Too many times we say that our work "self" doesn't need emotions and should be icy, in fact, Culbert will show not only that this doesn't help, but how to get around the obstacles others put forth. You need to dedicate some time, thought, and an open mind to get the most out of this book, in doing so you will get the best out of yourself. It's a great trade.