Firstly, I must start off by saying that I am a great fan of Robert Greene and have waited for this book for nearly 2 years. And the reason for me picking up this book was mainly to understand other people and to protect myself from some of the bad people there can be. But honestly, the book was a revelation to me. The book is FAR more than just understanding others; to me at least, it helped me introspect myself and understand myself and my behaviours on a more deeper level. I'm a young person and want to be a really good mother when I have a child. This book clearly showed me how our own parents' behaviour can affect the way we deal with our children. If you have had bad parents, you at least become aware of your behavioural pattern that could affect your children and try to correct yourself.
And other than introducing yourself to you, it also helps you understand other people's character based on their behavioural pattern. One major change I have observed in Mr. Greene's writing is that in 48 Laws, the major theme was people would consciously try to harm you. But here in this new book, he goes on to say that most of the times, they might not even do it consciously. I really loved that concept as that is the reality.
Mr. Greene is one of the greatest interpreters of human behaviour ever. Thank you so much sir for such a great piece of writing. Reading this book was more of a spiritual experience to me.
Opens you up to a deeper understanding of human psychology, and on how we are guided by our emotions and our moods and we choose to look for evidence to support the things we believe in. It opens your mind up to rational thinking and how to interpret and react to others who might portray different traits and behavior. Well researched and well written book. Especially loved these lines - "In his conception, the human mind has to worship something, has to have its attention directed to something it values above all else. For most people, it is their ego; for some it is their family, their clan, their god, or their nation."
If you want to achieve something worth while in your life then this book is for you. This book is placed under self help genre but relies intensely on psychology. If you have read Robert Greene’s previous works then this one is the best so far. Robert Greene has maintained his trademark style in his new book. Each chapter gets better than the previous one. It’s important that you apply what you read to get the results. You might encounter some repeated lessons from his previous books but it will be only to support some things he wants to convey. Once you study the book thoroughly your perspective will change definitely about people and yourself. You will be able to predict people’s moves and also why they act the way they do. You will save time and energy from small as well as grave mistakes you might have committed. And last but not the least you will be able to turn the tables in any adverse situations.
Will unleash your better self. How to think without biases, analysing people on micro expressions, how to influence people's emotion as a leader( good emotions), types of people you need to associate or hire and what not??
It's a good book, a little long to finish quick, go for a summary book of this one if you can, but if you want more example to set a precedent in your mi d for the rules go with this one only. Its hard to follow all but if you can apply all of its 21/22 rules to your life, it will change you.
The books is divided into several parts and after reading each part ,you will feel like you've got the secret to be happy and if you could only hang onto this very fact ,your life would be substantially easier. There are given accounts of several well known historical figures as an example for a particular case ,so it would be a treat to go through this book .
I have read only two chapter as of now , but i got to know that how our emotions driven our life in subconsciously stage. How much showed our rationality but after all we are bound with emotions whether you like it not but it true. I recommend to buy this book. It English quite tricky to understand for beginner and intermediate level books lover.