From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you
Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Let’s face it, most of us only have the vaguest idea why we humans do what we do. Thankfully, Robert Greene—the author behind the best-selling 48 Laws of Power—is here to give us some answers. He homes in on a handful of the most prevalent and confounding human behaviors, including grandiosity, conformity, and aggression, digging into the fascinating root causes buried in our psyches. Even more helpfully, Greene describes how you can learn to recognize, deal with, and even shut down these behaviors in yourself and others in order to build more empathy and improve your life. Want to avoid toxic relationships? His section on the narcissistic spectrum is particularly illuminating. Greene reads the introduction himself before handing things off to seasoned narrator Paul Michael, whose matter-of-fact cadence really held our attention. Learning the secrets of human behavior can take a lifetime, but The Laws of Human Nature is a useful shortcut.
I found a sense of relief and understanding of life and it’s troubles.
To let go of worries and achieve an insight in life is what I was looking for. And this book has helped me align my anger and confusion that I was gathering throughout it. I’m glad and thankful for everybody that has had a hand in the making of it.
What’s a insight?
I love the way it’s detailed, and the way it breaks it down
The guy narrating sounds like he’s been sedated.
I like the book great read (excellent work), but the guy narrating sounds like he’s been sedated.😑
His voice is quite “droney” and could put meth addict to sleep.
I often buy both the book and audio version of books, I’ve purchased the digital version of this one but I’ll pass on its audio iteration. I will reconsider purchasing the audio version if this voice over professional is replaced with someone else more pleasant to listen to.