Do you sometimes feel like you’re stuck in the same place, repeating the same personality patterns, and reacting to others in the same tiresome ways?
Deeply held proclivities from childhood exert a powerful influence on adult life, far more than you might imagine. After years of repetition, certain ways of thinking, speaking, and acting become automatic even though they constantly create distress, drama, and discouragement.
There is a way out. It begins by getting to know your core wound and the specific survival strategies you embraced as a child and brought into your adult life. That might seem impossible or too complex, but I have good news for you.
Steven Kessler’s new book, The 5 Personality Patterns (affiliate link), provides a lucid description of the main emotional survival styles used by most people, as well as a clear map showing how to heal and transform them. It’s written expressly for the normal peeps like you and me rather than clinicians— easy to understand, but not sparse on details.
Let me tell you, I resonated so strongly with the information presented in this book. The insights I’ve gained have accelerated my self-understanding as well as my understanding of those close to me. I’m keeping this gem close at hand, re-reading and studying the relevant sections and using the healing exercises for my particular patterns every day.