The Upside of your Dark Side
Why Being your Whole Self--not Just your "good" Self--drives Success and FulfillmentBook - 2014
• Anger fuels creativity
• Guilt sparks improvement
• Self-doubt enhances performance
In the same vein, we can become wiser and more effective when we harness the darker parts of our personality in certain situations. For instance:
• Selfishness increases courage
• Mindlessness leads to better decisions
The key lies in what the authors call "emotional, social, and mental agility," the ability to access our full range of emotions and behavior--not just the "good" ones--in order to respond most effectively to whatever situation we might encounter.
Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples including sports, the military, parenting, education, romance, business, and more, The Upside of Your Dark Side is a refreshing reality check that shows us how we can truly maximize our potential. With an appreciation of our entire psychological toolkit, we become whole--which allows us to climb the highest peaks and handle the deepest valleys.