609 pages ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Master your emotional self: the law of irrationality -- Transform self-love into empathy: the law of narcissism -- See through people's masks: the law of role-playing -- Determine the strength of people's character: the law of compulsive behavior -- Become an elusive object of desire: the law of covetousness -- Elevate your perspective: the law of shortsightedness -- Soften people's resistance by confirming their self-opinion: the law of defensiveness -- Change your circumstances by changing your attitude: the law of self-sabotage -- Confront your dark side: the law of repression -- Beware the fragile ego: the law of envy -- Know your limits: the law of grandiosity -- Reconnect to the masculine or feminine within you: the law of gender rigidity -- Advance with a sense of purpose: the law of aimlessness -- Resist the downward pull of the group: the law of conformity -- Make them want to follow you: the law of fickleness -- See the hostility behind the friendly façade: the law of aggression -- Seize the historical moment: the law of generational myopia -- Mediate on our common morality: the law of death denial.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.