The Power of Negative Emotion: How Anger, Guilt, and Self Doubt are Essential to Success and Fulfillment (Paperback)
  • The Power of Negative Emotion: How Anger, Guilt, and Self Doubt are Essential to Success and Fulfillment (Paperback)

The Power of Negative Emotion: How Anger, Guilt, and Self Doubt are Essential to Success and Fulfillment (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 08/01/2015
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Feelings like anger, boredom, guilt, and anxiety might be uncomfortable, but they are also incredibly useful. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed psychologists Dr Todd Kashdan and Dr Robert Biswas-Diener explain why positivity and mindfulness can only take us so far. To live life to the full, we need to cultivate 'emotional agility' - the ability to access our full range of emotions (not just the 'good' ones). Find out why:

* Anger fuels creativity
* Guilt sparks improvement
* Self-doubt enhances performance
* Selfishness increases courage

Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples from sports, parenting, relationships, business and more, The Power of Negative Emotion is a bold handbook for a more fulfilling and successful life.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780746609
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


'[A] well-researched and highly fact-based read'.

* The Glass House *

'A really cleverly packaged, quite brilliant idea... the ultimate end of January read'

-- Alexandra Heminsley * Radio 2 *

'Entertaining and informative'

* Press Association *

'Rather good.. may entice you into reclaiming your dark side'

* The Times *

'A new way of thinking'

* The Sun *

'The perfect manual for someone waking up on a January morning'

* Independent on Sunday *

'A highly refreshing alternative to the idea that one must pursue happiness at all costs.'

-- Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct

'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the hidden elements of a happy, fulfilling, engaged life.'

-- Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project

'I feel like I have five new superpowers after reading this book. The dark side does indeed have an upside - and this book teaches us how to harness it, so we can truly lead more heroic and purposeful lives.'

-- Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken

'With verve, humour, solid research, and lots of examples, the authors cut through prevailing myths about happiness to show what actually creates a fulfilling, contributing life. Brave, bold, and brilliant.'

-- Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain

'At long last, here's a book on why happiness can make us sad and mindfulness might be overrated. If you haven't read it yet, you should feel guilty - and it turns out that will be good for you.'

-- Adam Grant, author of Give and Take

'Full of scientific research yet laugh-out-loud funny, this book is a must read. The authors turn everything on its head - questioning the wisdom of positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness - all in order to help us flourish and be happy!'

-- Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion

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