Paradoja del Chimpance, La

Paradoja del Chimpance La Do you sabotage your own happiness and success Are you struggling to make sense of yourself Dr Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of o

  • Title: Paradoja del Chimpance, La
  • Author: Steve Peters
  • ISBN: 9788479538422
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Do you sabotage your own happiness and success Are you struggling to make sense of yourself Dr Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives He calls this being the chimp, and it can work for you or against you The challenge is when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding.

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    1. This is a great book for those who have never engaged in any kind of self-appraisal whatsoever, especially if you are also unfamiliar with even the most basic elements of psychology. And I mean really, really basic. In The Chimp Paradox, Steve Peters presents his radical theory that there are two parts to the mind: a rational part and a emotional part. Wow. And that the emotional part sometimes interferes with the decision-making ability of the rational part. Hey, slow down brainiac!And slow dow [...]

    2. "The chimp paradox". Liked the title. Liked the book, and I think it can serve a great purpose to a lot of people. It is a great introduction to the mind and why we act how we act. �But although I liked the book, I didn't really feel for the way it was written.I was fine with "the chimp" but then came goblins and gremlins and planets and moons, and for me it became annoying to read.I feel like the author tried to make it easier to understand by using easy words for explanation, and while that [...]

    3. This book is an amazing map to know and understand how we function, how we get programmed by life and the people we get across, but sometimes the programming can work against us by leaving certain "gremlins" or "goblins" or making us act under certain belief systems that simply take us away from the life we want to live. This is the stuff that should be taught in school, to prepare each of us for the "big bad world" and develop the positive capabilities of dealing with the set backs and hardship [...]

    4. This is a Jennifer Lopez of a book - fabulous in many ways but with a big "but".It's yet another self-help book (groan). Yes, but this one is actually pretty helpful. It is based on some solid science and the author does know what he is talking about. The main thesis of the book is that our minds are made up of two separate parts - the human and the chimp. The human is rational and intelligent, the chimp is emotional and instinctive. Our problems come when the chimp dominates the human, because [...]

    5. This book could be described as an instruction manual for the brain.The author divides the brain into 3 parts – the human brain, the chimp brain and the computer brain.The book explains, in easy to understand terms, the qualities of each part so that you can begin to notice which part is dominating and how to re-balance.This book is for anyone who frequently gets “hi-jacked” by their chimp – meaning overtaken by their emotions, or aware of negative self-talk and self-sabotaging thoughts [...]

    6. Most of the criticisms of the book seem to be that it is overly simplistic. It definitely pares down neuroscience and psychology concepts to a very simplistic model. However, I think be keeping it simple it might achieve its aims of getting people to change their behaviour. So maybe it's debatable whether it is "overly" simplistic or not.I know a lot of people - I used to be (still sometimes am) one of those people - who would amass a ton of information and because the world is complex and under [...]

    7. Perskaičiau ir sužinojau, kad visą paniką mano galvoje kelia beždžionė ir visas beždžionės sukeltas problemas sprendžia žmogus. Teoriškai nieko naujo, praktiškai patiko vaizdingas požiūris į neuromokslus ir kognityvinę psichoterapiją.

    8. Highly recommended. This is not a scientific or academic book so criticisms from professionals in the field may well be a bit misplaced. But to call it just a self-help book with a solid scientific basis would perhaps be to undervalue it. Most importantly, like other readers, I have found that it has changed the way I look at my interactions with other people as well as my own actions and reactions to others. I'd like to think that I'm getting to be a more tolerant and therefore happier person f [...]

    9. Life changing mind management book written by a psychiatrist. Through an easy to follow/remember analogy it explains understand how the mind works. If your moods, eating, anger, fear, anxiety, stress etc are out of control then this will help you to easily recognise the behaviour and take steps to change it. I'd give this ten stars if I could.

    10. Life-changing is over used hyperbole in the self-help 'new you' book market but that's exactly what this book is. Written in a very simple style it walks us through an intuitive model of how our minds work that's linked to what we know about the physical structure of the brain. If you read it carefully and do the exercises at the back of each chapter it will absolutely change your life.The genius of the book is that Peters takes complex information about the physical structure of our brain and b [...]

    11. So, last year I decided to broaden my pallet by reading more science fiction and fantasy books. Frankly I’ve enjoyed it immensely and find my mind broadened by the phenomenal vistas of space. And now, because life is all about growing, this year I seem to be widening my perspective even further by moving onto self-help books.Actually I can’t see myself reading much more in the way of self-help this year (not that I consider myself perfect, but I’m more of the school that you learn and deve [...]

    12. Not a very well written book, but the ideas are presented clearly and should have a profound effect on anyone who is looking to quit something or start something.Dr Peters has a great pedigree but his skill is in reducing complex ideas laid out by academics into simple propositions that anyone can access.This book will annoy snobs, like me, who think that knowledge like this should be sacred rather than shared.I would recommend everyone to read it, from teachers to salesmen to scout leaders. Jus [...]

    13. Having had this book recommended to me by multiple people, I went in with high expectations. Even taking this into consideration, I found myself underwhelmed. The science behind it seemed basic, the writing style was pretty painful, and I was not impressed with the applicable lessons.To summarise the premise: Peters proposes the model that the average person's actions are a result of the struggle between the Chimp and the Human portions of the brain, representing base and considered actions resp [...]

    14. This book was a real eye opener for me. Not exactly life changing, but it certainly put my mind on a new track. The idea behind this book is that we all have three brains. A human brain, a computer /data brain and a chimp brain. The chimp brain is very emotional, defensive, territorial has strong desires and often takes over. It’s your chimp brain that keeps you in bed in the morning when you know you should get up, or makes you have that cream cake when you know you shouldn’t! The book deal [...]

    15. Normally I shy away from the kind of books that could be described as self help but I must say I found this book helpful at a time I was under particular stress at work.The book has a pseudo-scientific air about it but also sets an early tone of informal descriptions encouraging the reader to think about their mind as being constituted of very different power bases, the slow and logical computer and the quick and emotional chimp.Whether this has any firm grounding I really do not know but during [...]

    16. An excellent book on analysing our behaviours and how they affect our lives. Based on the usual evolution basis that we come from an animal background and have parts of our brain that are controlled by emotions and we find hard to control. This book explains the details of the different parts of the brain and the way they interact to form and control our emotions. It provides strategies on dealing with situations and how to not react to the 'Chimp' part of our brain but to control the chimp and [...]

    17. Before buying this book I spend a lot of time reading through the reviews and most of them sounded really enthusiastic about it. It is #1 Best seller on in the Job hunting category. How bad could it be :)The main theme in the book is obviously the Chimp which we all have inside and it tries to teach us how to control it. From my own perspective the whole book sounds naive, definitely looks like it is targeting younger audience - it has illustrations and the tone is somewhere between an adult ta [...]

    18. If there is one thing our education system is missing it’s the focus on personal development and the control of our emotions in a society which places emphasis and value on logicality. Everyone in some way would benefit from reading this book. Whether you like the model or not the Chimp Paradox is based on empirical cognitive neuroscience and, when you really think about it, just makes sense; if nothing else it allows an often neglected avenue for introspection. Peters does an excellent job at [...]

    19. Finally finished!! Great book, plenty of interesting ideas to think about. Will keep hold of this as I'm sure I'll revisit it in the future!

    20. I'm usually a slow reader when it comes to non-fiction. Having finished this in a little over a week, this book was an exception.The book addresses a surprising range of topics, including controlling unwanted emotions, effective communication, and self-esteem. Some of these topics are given more attention than others, and most of the book focuses on how to manage your "chimp", the emotional part of the brain, which can sometimes act in unwanted ways, and even, according to Dr Peters, cause you t [...]

    21. This books uses a seemingly simple model for the human brain, the author then uses this model to pass on his advices on "mind management".Some people might mind the aparently simple and sometimes comic model that the auther uses, I don't, I actually think it makes it that much easier to understand, no need for some accurate brain anatomy or psychology mambo-jambo, afterall, for the purposes of this book (mind management that is) the simpler the model, the better.The book kicks off with a well es [...]

    22. This book is absolutely amazing. Perhaps it just came at a really great time for me (just before my degree's final exams). The book started off with an interesting categorization of the brain into human, chimp, and computer. The main point of it was that when you are unreasonably angry, or depressed, or demotivated/procrastinating, it is the chimp in your brain causing you to behave in this self-harming manner. By learning how to manage the chimp, i.e: empowering the human through programming of [...]

    23. Really enjoyed this book. It's definitely going to be one to stay on the bookshelf and I hope to go back to reference bits and re read ideas. Definitely has made me think about how we automatically think, why we immediately emotionally respond to situations, how we handle difficult circumstances and how we can better understand and manage our mind. Some great models to think about things, practical advice and relatable examples

    24. I heard of Dr Peters when he was associated with Liverpool FC last season, and after seeing the team have such a tremendous season whilst players such as Steven Gerrard and others appreciating his work, I got interested in reading his work. And I wasn't disappointed at all, it is a good book which makes you introspect and wonder why you act so crazy sometimes and the different kinds of behaviour you demonstrate sometimes! It has all the answers and explanations. The last part of the book was esp [...]

    25. I always think the purpose of a good metaphor is to make things simpler to understand and digest.Unfortuntely, this misses that point.The whole basic premiss of the chimp and the human and the computer are good; but it is over egged massively, with gremlins, planets, moons, and lots more layers which makes the whole thing utterly confusing.I really wanted to believe this book, and use the information (I am a big Team Sky fan, who credits these principles to part of their success). And I think Dr [...]

    26. Life changing but disappointing. Understanding how your mind can be hijacked by a screeching emotional chimp is liberating as once you get the hang of it you can choose to be happy no matter, almost, whatever life throws at you. But sorry, just couldn't buy into the whole 'planets' stuff and felt that lt let the book down. An editor should have red lined that imagery and a lot of the padding in the last quarter of the book. But don't let that put you off, it's worth the price just to get control [...]

    27. I thought this was a fantastic book. Very easy to understand and an invaluable tool. I know a few people who started it then dropped it because they thought it was all too obvious, but I'd encourage those people to give it another go. Gives the reader a really good insight into why we act/think the way we do, what we can do about it, and how to deal with others. Now that I've finished it, I'll keep dipping in to it, and will also use the tools it contains to work out goals for myself. If you've [...]

    28. I work as a clinical psychologist, and i use the analogies and ideas presented in this book within my work. This book offers an understanding of neuropsychology in easy to comprehend and re-use terms and has helped me in my work with children, adolescents and adults. However I must admit that I found the workshops much more useful than the book but I am an active learner so I kind of prefer to DO than just passively absorb!

    29. Some interesting and useful ideas about understanding how and why people react in certain ways. I found the language distracting and would have prefered it in plain english. I had to rush through it somewhat as it needs to go back to the library and I could see me borrowi it again to dip into.

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