a. 'What are my Strengths?'
b. 'How Do I Perform?'
c. 'How Do I (best) learn?'
d. 'Where do I belong and what is my Contribution?'
e. 'In What Relationship Do I work well with People?' (E.g. as a leader, adviser, subordinate, loner, team player
At some point we all known about mental illness, depression, anxiety and suicide, but only basic level. So, we started to research our own behavior and realize that things not going okay with you.
Rather not go in details just look at top 10 books which helped you learn about yourself.
1. Managing Oneself (Harvard Business Review Classics) by Drucker - Buy
"The best self-help piece that is ever written... Whenever I stall, I grab Managing Oneself." - Darius Faroux, author of Massive Life Successes, Founder of Procrastinate Zero
2. The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition by M. Scott Peck - Buy
Phyllis Theroux The Washington Post Not just a book, but a spontaneous act of generosity.
3. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason - Buy
"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most experienced investor." - Los Angeles Times
4. The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle by Baltasar Gracian - Buy
The remarkable best-seller -- a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest -- as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.
5. Can You See Me Naked?: Wisdom Women or Men Want by Adele Green - Buy
Why read this book? It reads like a love story, only different, as it is not fiction and filled with learning's. It was wonderful to catch myself connecting to pieces where I am still stuck or in a process which I am working on - and realising that this might be the key. - Yvette Niemand, Psychologist PhD
6. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby - Buy
A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel. ("Newsday")
7. Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain - Buy
Quiet is a very timely book, and Cain's central thesis is fresh and important. Maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was; perhaps it is time we all stopped to listen to the still, small voice of calm (Daisy Goodwin The Sunday Times)
8. Personality (Oxford Landmark Science) by Daniel Nettle - Buy
"The author unearths a few everyday characteristics shared by people who say they are happy, including good health, a feeling of autonomy, and social correctiveness. To that list, one might add browsing through this thought-provoking book."--O: The Oprah Magazine, on Happiness"Excellent survey of the subject-a lucid, intelligent, and thoughtful essay."--Lancet
9. The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal - Buy
"A courageous, counterintuitive and convincing case for a big idea: stress can be good for you. This enchanting, evidence-based book has already transformed how I think about stress, and I recommend it highly to anyone who lives in the 21st century." (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take)
10. The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith - Buy
"From sleep-deprived teens to overworked professionals, we are suffering from an epidemic of stress and exhaustion. It's clear our definition of success is broken. As Emily Esfahani Smith shows, only by finding our purpose and opening ourselves to life's mystery can we find true well being. Combining cutting-edge research with storytelling, The Power of Meaning inspires us to zero in on what really matters." (Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive)
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