Best Popular Psychology Creativity & Genius Books
Here you will get Best Popular Psychology Creativity & Genius Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present
Author: by Nick Trenton
Overcome negative thought patterns, reduce stress, and live a worry-free life. Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. Don’t get stuck in a never-ending thought loop. Stay present and keep your mind off things that don’t matter, and never will.
Break free of your self-imposed mental prison. Stop Overthinking is a book that understands where you’ve been through,the exhausting situation you’ve put yourself into, and how you lose your mind in the trap of anxiety and stress. Acclaimed author Nick Trenton will walk you through the obstacles with detailed and proven techniques to help you rewire your brain, control your thoughts, and change your mental habits.
What’s more, the book will provide you scientific approaches to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself by ending the vicious thought patterns. Stop agonizing over the past and trying to predict the future. Nick Trenton grew up in rural Illinois and is quite literally a farm boy.
His best friend growing up was his trusty companion Leonard the dachshund.RIP Leonard. Eventually, he made it off the farm and obtained a BS in Economics, followed by an MA in Behavioral Psychology. Powerful ways to stop ruminating and dwelling on negative thoughts.
2. The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Julia Cameron
Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul. The New York Times”With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example The Artist’s Way proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it.”The New York Times “Morning Pages have become a household name, a shorthand for unlocking your creative potential”Vogue Over four million copies sold!
Since its first publication, The Artist’s Way phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron’s novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.
The program begins with Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter.
3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Author: by Susan Cain
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude. Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People O: The Oprah Magazine The Christian Science Monitor Inc.
Library Journal Kirkus ReviewsAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introvertsRosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniakthat we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture.
She also introduces us to successful introvertsfrom a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
4. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Author: by Steven Pressfield
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within?
How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavorbe it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love …For yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
5. Read People Like a Book: How to Analyze, Understand, and Predict People’s Emotions, Thoughts, Intentions, and Behaviors (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)
Author: by Patrick King
Speed read people, decipher body language, detect lies, and understand human nature. Is it possible to analyze people without them saying a word?Yes, it is. Learn how to become a mind reader and forge deep connections. How to get inside people’s heads without them knowing.
Read People Like a Book isn’t a normal book on body language of facial expressions. Yes, it includes all of those things, as well as new techniques on how to truly detect lies in your everyday life, but this book is more about understanding human psychology and nature.
We are who we are because of our experiences and pasts, and this guides our habits and behaviors more than anything else. Parts of this book read like the most interesting and applicable psychology textbook you’ve ever read. Take a look inside yourself and others!
Understand the subtle signals that you are sending out and increase your emotional intelligence. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.
6. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Author: by Elizabeth Gilbert
Published at: Penguin Publishing Group; Reprint edition (September 27, 2016)
The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller”A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life… I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious. PopSugarFrom the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.
She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
7. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author: by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON ‘FLOW’ THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESSLegendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow.
During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi (“the leading researcher into flow states'” Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.”Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity.” Time
8. How to Listen with Intention: The Foundation of True Connection, Communication, and Relationships (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)
Author: by Patrick King
Learn to connect, create rapport, develop trust, and build deep relationships. In this day and age, the art of deep listening is a superpower. If you can make someone feel heard and important, you are on the highway to their heart.
And it’s not as difficult or complex as you think. How to go from stranger to cherished friend in record time. How to Listen with Intention is ultimately a book about relationships. A relationship must be give-and-take – are you taking more than you are giving?
Are you making people feel comfortable opening up to you? Are you listening well, or unwittingly being a conversational/relationship narcissist? It’s time to ask these difficult questions and learn the skills to not only help people in times of need, but create new friendships with just about anyone – after all, who doesn’t like to be heard?
Increase your emotional intelligence and people analyzing skills. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. Understand people two levels beneath their actual words.
9. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Author: by Austin Kleon
Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path.
Follow interests wherever they take youwhat feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old clich about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.
And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work. Brilliant and real and true.Rosanne Cash
10. Better Small Talk: Talk to Anyone, Avoid Awkwardness, Generate Deep Conversations, and Make Real Friends (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)
Author: by Patrick King
Networking events suck, but they can suck less. What to say and when to say to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression. Actionable and applicable verbal maneuvers for just about every phase of conversation. From hello to goodbye, with strangers or old friends, you’ll learn how to simply go deeper.
NO MORE: interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention. Better Small Talk is a unique read. Imagine the following situation: you’ve just put on your name tag, and you’re approached by a stranger.What do you say?Nice weather today.
No, we can do better than this. Learn better small talk to avoid awkwardness, put people at ease, and build real rapport. Learn to open people up without them even realizing it. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach.
His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science – first for himself, and now for you.
11. The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Quick, & Magnetic (2nd Edition) (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)
Author: by Patrick King
Think quickly on your feet: be smooth, funny, and clever all at once. Goodbye awkward silences, hello conversational agility. In any interaction, witty banter is almost always the end goal. It allows you to (1) disarm and connect with anyone, (2) immediately exit boring small talk mode, and (3) instantly build rapport like you’re old friends.
Flow with the conversational twists and turns like water. The Art of Witty Banter examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you awitty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You’ll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you comfortable and confident with each growing day.
Transform “interview” conversations into comfortable rapport. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and Social Skills and Conversation Coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he’s broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when.
12. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition
Author: by Betty Edwards
A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.
Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world’s most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you.
This revised/updated fourth edition includes: a new introduction; crucial updates based on recent research on the brain’s plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain; new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.
13. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
Author: by Daniel Coyle
What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeopleand everyone elsewith tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.
Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism. Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world’s talent hotbedsfrom the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New YorkCoyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything.
Deep Practice-Everyone knows that practice is a key to success. What everyone doesn’t know is that specific kinds of practice can increase skill up to ten times faster than conventional practice. Ignition-We all need a little motivation to get started.
14. Mindful Self-Discipline: Living with Purpose and Achieving Your Goals in a World of Distractions
Author: by Giovanni Dienstmann
If you want to live a life of purpose, build good habits and achieve your goals, there is one skill that is more important than anything else: Self-Discipline. Self-discipline is not about punishment, it’s about self-respect. It is not about being inflexible, but about living your best life.
It is the superpower of focus in a world of distractions allowing you to overcome procrastination, excuses, bad habits, low motivation, failures, and self-doubt. With it, you can stay on track with your values and goals even through the times when you are least inspired.
Self-discipline allows you to choose who you want to be and live by design rather than by default. As a meditation teacher and self-discipline coach, Giovanni Dienstmann has helped hedge fund managers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, ambitious professionals, artists and pro athletes to live a more focused and disciplined life.
Since 2014 he has been successfully coaching people to overcome distractions, procrastination, self-doubt, fear, and other forms of self-sabotage. Whatever self-discipline challenge you face, whatever excuse you are telling yourself Mindful Self-Discipline is a collection of all these years of experience, converted into a tool for you to use.
15. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad (Austin Kleon)
Author: by Austin Kleon
Workman Publishing Company
Keep Working.Keep Playing.Keep Creating. In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known.
Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourselffor life. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loopso find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters.
Disconnect from the world to connect with yourselfsometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, The demons hate fresh air). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to.
Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.
16. How to Listen, Hear, and Validate: Break Through Invisible Barriers and Transform Your Relationships (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)
Author: by Patrick King
Cultivate deep connections wherever you go. Prevent 100% of conflict, misunderstanding, and loneliness. Healthy relationships involve our feelings being heard, understood, and validated. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Are you doing it wrong, and alienating people versus comforting them?
Find out how to walk this fine line. Uncover the biggest obstacle to the intimate, healthy relationships that we desire and deserve. How to Listen, Hear, and Validate is all about our top communication struggle – our tendency to react instead of respond, and forget that our goal is to build bridges rather than walls.
You’ll learn what you’ve been doing wrong, and why your efforts at getting closer to people – in deep or light manners – have failed. You’ll learn actionable techniques and frameworks to have the most productive conversations of your life – ones that will walk away with people praising how empathetic you are.
Most importantly, you will gain profound insights on how to reprogram yourself into a natural communicator. No more unresolved issues, struggles to get close, or failures from ineffective communication. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach.