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Honoring the Self

The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect
Narrated by: Nathaniel Branden PhD
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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"Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem", says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, "and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence - and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself - your self-esteem - is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life." 

  • How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect
  • How to nurture self-esteem in children
  • How to break free of guilt and fear of others’ disapproval
  • How to honor the self - the ethics of rational self-interest

Nathaniel Branden‘s pioneering work in the field of self-esteem over seven decades contributed to the evolution of the concept from obscurity to greater levels of clarity and acceptance. He wrote nearly 20 books on self-esteem, including such influential works as The Psychology of Self-Esteem, How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and The Art of Living Consciously. In addition to his extensive work as a writer, Branden worked as a lecturer, therapist, and corporate consultant specializing in assisting modern businesses employ the principles of self-esteem to achieve greater levels of success. He also the founded The Branden Institute for Self-Esteem, a counseling center in Los Angeles, California. He died in 2014.

©1987 Nathaniel Branden (P)1987 Nightingale-Conant

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Lots of theory, not much "how to"

Only the last 2 chapters give actual advice on how to improve your own self-esteem. The rest is all theory on how self-esteem works and is built in children. Not all bad but not what I expected.

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  • Aida
  • 11-11-19

Content is excellent. Performance is outdated

I listened to this audiobook in one go and immediately recommended it to others. This is a fascinating book with a lot to gain from. For some reason though the second chapter seems to be a repeat of part of the first chapter, but from chapter 3 to the end, this book is an absolutely invaluable source of knowledge. You can tell from the sound effects that this was recorded in the early 80s, but you stop noticing that after a while. Also, the author reads quite slowly, so I'd recommend listening on 1.5 or 1.75 speed. Excellent book, will be listening again.

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  • Jessica Elliott
  • 24-08-19

Beg & end feels like a sales pitch. Rest is good.

The book is read like they are trying to sell you something else. Middle chapters like 3 through most of 13 is the best and feels more like a real book. but definitely has enough good parts that I want to go back through this book again. so good definitely outweighs the bad.

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