Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict
The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. When dignity is violated, the response is likely to involve aggression, even violence, hatred, and vengeance. On the other hand, when people treat one another with dignit...more
Bonus: the chapters are short and full of real stories. This is not an abstract concept book--it's real and immediate and it's easy to find oneself in each example.
Read it. Now, please. :-)
I've read lots of books on practical application of social skills, but never one that does as in depth/deep as this one.
Dr. Hicks goes through many real-life scenarios of people hurting others' dignity and then also people mending relationships and giving true, healing attention to others' pain and selves (respecting their dignity).
I wish I'd read/listened to this years ago. Glad I did now. I've gained a ...more
Must read by everybody. I learnt what dignity means and how to honor it. I am applying in my family relationships and i found it works well. In this world of impatience, treating and seeing the other as a fellow and just and simple human being with his own spirit, is critical and essential. This is what i have learnt. Actually this book will provide a healing touch to the family relationships in the minimum and extended to higher levels.
This book helped me identify ways that I inadvertently denied dignity to my loved ones and myself. The first part of the book was a little slow getting through but once I got to the heart of the book it really grabbed me.
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I had to skip through the introduction and get to the examples, then I was hooked.
Very powerful results are shown, for example, between an Irish Catholic and an Irish Protestant.
I highly recommend this for anyone.