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The Need to Be Liked

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Almost everyone has a fundamental need to be liked by other people. It is a healthy and normal part of life. However, the need to be liked can also be associated with emotional, behavioural and even personality problems. The Need to be Liked is a book that explores the dark side of this human need. The author (Dr. Roger Covin) is a clinical psychologist who weaves together ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Dr. Roger Covin (first published April 11th 2011)
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David Olmsted
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I read this book to get more insight into the psychological rejections response, the significance of which is often overlooked in sociological and historical events. Ben Franklin and George Washington only became committed to American independence after being rejected by their British peers. This book provides a clear, concise overview of the phenomena and the variations in the response. It also shows how past life experiences in regards to relationships can affect our perception in future ones, ...more
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Dec 30, 2014 Sam Motes rated it really liked it
Discusses the need by everyone to be liked and why that is a normal feeling that we all deal with. It then discusses conditions when this need is imbalanced due to out of balance self-perspectives of how others perceive you. The book also discussed beyond the normal fight or flight reactions discussed often to a third option of freeze like the deer in the headlights. Interesting book helping in self-realization while also great in helping to understand why others act the way they do
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Jan 07, 2013 Luis rated it it was amazing
Es un libro muy interesante el cual nos introduce de una manera muy básica a una necesidad la cual en nuestros tiempos sea convertido en un pequeño dilema psicosocial. Creo que es una muy buena lectura para toda persona.
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