Friday, March 26, 2010
REVIEW OF THE UNDERVALUED SELF BY E. ARON, PhD
Do you have self-esteem issues and feelings of self-worth? Then The Undervalued Self: Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice That Holds You Back, and Find Your True Self-Worth can help you to overcome these issues. Elaine Aron follows up her bestsellers on the highly sensitive person with a groundbreaking new book on the undervalued self. She explains that self-esteem results from having a healthy balance of love and power in our lives. Readers will learn to incorporate love into situations that seem to require power and deal with power struggles that mask themselves as issues of love. From the bedroom to the boardroom, her strategies will enable us to escape feelings of shame, defeat, and depression; dissolve relationship hostility; and become our best selves. With Aron's clear, empathetic writing and extraordinary scientific and human insight,THE UNDERVALUED SELF is a simple and effective guide to developing healthy, fulfilling relationships, and finding true self-worth.
I have had problems with self-esteem all my life and I have learned to compensate for them. Some people fall into a hole and cannot get out. Dr. Aron wrote a book that was easy to read and concise. She used real-life examples to explain the topics covered. She provides activities in each chapter to evaluate yourself. The chapter that I liked the best was called "The six Self-Protections We Use to Deny Low Rank." The chapter explains that we all try to protect ourselves from shame and self-worth. There is a self-assessment tool to find out what devices we use to protect ourselves, and explains each of the self-protectors in depth. I recommend this book to everyone. We all could use a little help in our lives once in a while.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Little Brown & Company and the Hachette Book group for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review