Book Title: SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days
Authors: Gary Small, MD, Director UCLA Longevity Center and Gigi Vorgan
Category: Adult Nonfiction, 224 pages
Genre: Self-Help / Personality / Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Humanix Books
Release date: January 9, 2018
Tour dates: Feb 5 to 23, 2018
Content Rating: G
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Small’s breakthrough plan to improve your personality for a better life!
Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set from early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, the latest scientific research contradicts this long-held assumption. New compelling evidence indicates that we can change our personalities – either on our own, with the help of a therapist, or a combination of the two – and meaningful personality change can be achieved in a snap! – as quickly as 30 days. These groundbreaking findings have shattered the false belief that we are locked into our negative personality traits – no matter how much they hinder our potential happiness and success.
As you read SNAP! you will gain a better understanding of who you are now, how others see you, and which aspects of yourself you’d like to change. You will acquire the tools you need to change your personality in just one month – it won’t take years of psychotherapy, self-exploration or re-hashing every single bad thing that’s ever happened to you. If you are committed to change, this book will provide a roadmap to achieving your goals and becoming a better you.
From New York Times bestselling author, head of the UCLA Longevity Center, and expert in neuroscience and human behavior, Dr. Gary Small, a practical look at the key components of personality development and tools and techniques for bringing the positive aspects of your personality to the forefront so you can become more successful, attractive, happier, and psychologically healthier.
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Your Personality Impacts Your Life
By Gary Small, MD and Gigi Vorgan
Some people readily accept who they are and how their life is going, good or bad. They have no interest in changing anything about themselves, especially their personality. Most people, however, feel that one or more of their character traits is holding them back – affecting their relationships, careers, and all-around life satisfaction. If you are someone who wishes to change, there is good reason to do so. Compelling scientific evidence indicates that your personality predicts many important outcomes in your life, including your physical health, success in relationships, and financial security. In our new book SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days, we show readers how they can quickly change themselves and sustain those new character traits for the long haul.
Our personalities even influence our life expectancy. Extroverts who are friendlier and more socially connected live longer than introverts. Individuals who are emotionally stable enjoy longer life expectancies than do people who are neurotic and have a higher risk of death due to heart disease. Less conscientious people, who are prone to taking risks, don’t live as long as those who are more conscientious.
Your personality also influences your brain health. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, assessed personality traits in older adults and found that high emotional stability in combination with high extraversion is the personality pattern associated with the lower risk for dementia, depression, substance abuse, and phobias.
A National Institute on Aging study showed that conscientious individuals achieve greater career success and have longer and happier marriages. They take better care of their health care needs and are less likely to suffer a stroke, develop high blood pressure, or get Alzheimer’s disease. Those positive outcomes may be due to their tendency to not smoke, avoid drinking alcohol in excess, and follow up on medical advice.
Many explanations contribute to these varied outcomes of an individual’s personality style. Neurotic people don’t handle stress well, and chronic stress can lead to depression, age-related physical illnesses, accidents, and other outcomes that make for a briefer lifespan. They also don’t take care of their health as well as more emotionally stable individuals. By contrast, a friendly extrovert enjoys the support of a social network that can lend a hand when that person becomes ill or stressed out.
The bottom line is that we don’t have to be prisoners of our old personality traits. If we make the decision to free ourselves from those aspects of our personalities that hold us back, we can begin to achieve the life we want.
About the Authors:
Dr. Gary Small, (Los Angeles, CA) is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center* at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research, supported by the NIH, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures internationally and frequently appears on the Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. He has written six books, including the New York Times best seller, The Memory Bible.
Gigi Vorgan (Los Angeles, CA) has written, produced, and appeared in numerous feature films and television projects before teaming up with her husband, Dr. Gary Small, to co-write The Memory Bible, The Memory Prescription,The Longevity Bible, iBrain, The Other Side of the Couch, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program. She lives in Los Angeles with Dr. Small and their two children.
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