Humanix Books, 2017
Agent: Sandra Dijkstra
Most of us feel "stuck with ourselves" at one time or another - and that negative aspects of our personality are deeply ingrained from childhood or genetics so therefore cannot be altered. But new studies have shown that changing aspects of your personality IS possible, giving new hope to anyone who wants to improve results in personal, family, business, and civic relationships. Based on the latest information from the fields of neuroscience and psychology, Dr. Gary Small presents a proven program anyone can use to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and then work on changing their negatives to positives. Small provides step-by-step advice that can show results in as little as 30 days.
SNAP covers the difference between genetic personality traits and how your family experiences and the community you grow up in influences your personality - the key aspects of social programming. He then explains how it is possible to "reboot" your personality in order to become a more positive person., or to improve other aspects of personality such as being an introvert versus an extravert. Included is a self-assessment that readers can also use with friends and family. Also covered will be choosing and working the right psychotherapists, the upside and drawbacks of medications and alternative holistic therapies.
"The core idea of SNAP! is startling — that you can change not just behaviors, but also your personality. Dr. Gary Small takes us on a compelling and accessible tour of the research on personality change. Then he outlines a plan for change that anyone can follow. For many people, this has the potential to be a life-altering book.”
— Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive
“SNAP! shows that personalities can be changed from what our genes or early childhood would have ordained. Invest the 30 days.”
—Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Columbia-New York Presbyterian
"In recent years, we have learned how to change just about everything in our world: our environment, our genetics, and now even our personality. As he so brilliantly does, Dr Small has distilled the remarkable science around personality into something understandable and useful. You will start by really understanding how others perceive you, a truly fascinating exercise with a remarkable payoff."
—Dr Sanjay Gupta, Faculty Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN
“I love SNAP! Dr. Small has deftly translated the latest breakthrough science on personality change into a hopeful and actionable guide with monumental implications. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve themselves and their lives.”
—Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University