The Power of Negative Emotion

How Anger, Guilt, and Self Doubt are Essential to Success and Fulfillment

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About The Book

Feelings like anger, boredom, guilt, and anxiety might be uncomfortable, but they are also incredibly useful. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed psychologists Dr Todd Kashdan and Dr Robert Biswas-Diener explain why positivity and mindfulness can only take us so far. To live life to the full, we need to cultivate ‘emotional agility’ – the ability to access our full range of emotions (not just the ‘good’ ones). Find out why:

• Anger fuels creativity
• Guilt sparks improvement
• Self-doubt enhances performance
• Selfishness increases courage

Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples from sports, parenting, relationships, business and more, The Power of Negative Emotion is a bold handbook for a more fulfilling and successful life.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (January 8, 2015)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780746616

Raves and Reviews

'[A] well-researched and highly fact-based read'.

– The Glass House

'A really cleverly packaged, quite brilliant idea... the ultimate end of January read'

– Alexandra Heminsley, Radio 2

'Entertaining and informative'

– Press Association

‘Rather good.. may entice you into reclaiming your dark side’

– The Times

‘A new way of thinking’

– The Sun

'The perfect manual for someone waking up on a January morning’

– Independent on Sunday

‘A highly refreshing alternative to the idea that one must pursue happiness at all costs.’

– Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct

'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the hidden elements of a happy, fulfilling, engaged life.'

– Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project

‘I feel like I have five new superpowers after reading this book. The dark side does indeed have an upside – and this book teaches us how to harness it, so we can truly lead more heroic and purposeful lives.’

– Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken

‘With verve, humour, solid research, and lots of examples, the authors cut through prevailing myths about happiness to show what actually creates a fulfilling, contributing life. Brave, bold, and brilliant.’

– Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain

‘At long last, here’s a book on why happiness can make us sad and mindfulness might be overrated. If you haven’t read it yet, you should feel guilty – and it turns out that will be good for you.’

– Adam Grant, author of Give and Take

‘Full of scientific research yet laugh-out-loud funny, this book is a must read. The authors turn everything on its head – questioning the wisdom of positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness – all in order to help us flourish and be happy!’

– Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion