Do You Really Get Me?
Finding Value in Yourself and Others Through Empathy and ConnectionBook - 2015
Helps readers learn how to set aside self-doubt, show others they are valued, and make more meaningful connections. Psychologists use the term "Theory of Mind" to describe our natural tendency to make assumptions about what others think and how they feel about us based on the tone of their voice, facial expressions, and body language. These cues either signal us to open up further and make a connection or to put up a wall to protect ourselves from rejection. But it is also easy to misinterpret these cues and become unnecessarily guarded, such as when someone appears to be angry with us and we later learn they were just having a bad day and the negative signs we were picking up really had nothing to do with us. Joseph Shrand and Leigh Devine teach us that by setting aside self-doubt and assuming the best about ourselves and others, we can make more meaningful connections based on mutual respect and value.
Publisher: Center City, Minnesota : Hazelden Publishing, ©2015.
Characteristics: xvii, 161 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm