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Better Than Normal - How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional

Dale Archer, MD

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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

A New York Times Bestseller A groundbreaking new view of human psychology that shows how eight key traits of human behavior-long perceived as liabilities-can be important hidden strengths. What if the inattentiveness that makes school or work a challenge holds the secret to your future as an entrepreneur? What if the shyness in groups that you hate is the source of deep compassion for others? What if the anxiety and nervousness you often feel can actually help energize you? What if the mood swings you sometimes experience can be the source of tremendous creativity? Renowned psychiatrist and popular on-air personality Dr. Dale Archer believes that labels for behavior like "ADHD," "bipolar," and "OCD" are normal human qualities-and contends that we all experience these and other psychological traits to some extent, yet fail to leverage the significant advantages they can offer. Worse, we stigmatize one another for these prevalent, widely shared aspects of our personalities. In Better Than Normal, Dr. Archer offers an empowering framework for redefining what constitutes mental health. Drawing on his twenty years of clinical experience, he describes eight traits of human behavior-heretofore known only as psychiatric diagnoses. Each of these occurs along a continuum rather than as a simple on-off switch (where "off " means we're fine, and "on" means we've got a problem). These are the aspects of our personality that we worry about the most, but these are also the very things that make us distinctive and different. According to Dr. Archer, each of us has a unique personality that emerges from our hardwired genetics and individual life experiences. With Better Than Normal, you can map your individual characteristics by taking the eight trait self-assessment quiz and see how what makes you different can indeed make you exceptional. Filled with engaging anecdotes and practical tools to help you capitalize on your unique characteristics, Better Than Normal offers a new and liberating way to look at ourselves and ot

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

7h 32m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:28


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:31