The Laws of Human Nature

August 14, 2019 - Comment

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

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Anonymous says:

A Robert Greene book without the charm Reading this book as a Robert Greene fan and student of human behavior, I kept asking myself why I didn’t like it. Greene has a unique gift to pull from sources throughout history, find the underlying patterns, and package them together into succinct universal laws. I first read The 48 Laws of Power 6 years ago and still regularly find myself quoting the laws as I apply them to my own life. Sadly, I won’t be doing the same for this book.You can tell he put an incredible amount of…

Anonymous says:

Neither laws nor really about human nature I was so looking forward to this book as his previous I found to be very much along a Machiavellian line of reasoning, baring human nature in all its uncomfortable glory. This book neither delineates human nature as it has been understood throughout the ages, nor reveals any laws, as that term could be understood. This is a self-help book that should be classified as part of the New Age genre or popular psychology. As other reviewers pointed out, this book is an abrupt departure from his…

Anonymous says:

Different from Past Greene Books This book is written in the reverse of his past works. Instead of getting historical examples and then interpretation you get long literal explanations of these various laws of human nature followed by a historical example.The change in format is not for the better nor is the execution. The real problem is that Greene goes on too long in his explanations of each law. It becomes boring at times. The discussion on narcissists borders on obsession. This book is closer to Mastery than…

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