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 relation...
|Title||:||The Laws of Human Nature|
|Number of Pages||:||496 pages|
The Laws of Human Nature Reviews
Couldn’t get in to this book. Too many long, drawn out stories. If the author could just get to the point, this book would be half as long.
Reads more like a textbook than a normal book. This book presents a wide scope of certain natural elements that pertain to humans in a universal sense. Greene talks of personality types, neuroses, empathy, narcissism etc. and after explaining these different elements of human nature he prescribes ways in which we can deal with them in ourselves and in other people. He presents the information through a mix of theory and historical anecdotes, which makes it not too bland.
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I've enjoyed Robert Greene's previous books immensely. The 48 Laws of Power was my introduction to the Machiavellian world of power and intrigue. Each page of the book was filled with useful ways to create an aura of power and become a more powerful social creature. His later book, Mastery focused more on an improvement of the self. In this book Greene explored the ways one can learn from the various Masters who have lived before us and have made a profound impact in various areas. And it was wi ...more
I knew before I read this book that I would love it, because the topic of human nature naturally fascinates me. I knew about 1/3rd of the way through this book that it was going to be a "6/5" - a ranking which surpasses excellence, moving me on a deeper level. I knew 2/3rds of the way through this book that I would re-read it in the future, even when certain passages triggered an uncomfortable introspection. I read those pages slowly, digesting every word of discomfort to really understand mysel ...more
I don't think I've ever highlighted as much in a book as in this one. It gave me answers to probably 90% of questions concerning humans that I have floating around my mind.
Love Robert Greene’s work. Human Nature was incredibly well researched, diverse and goes deep. The one thing I struggle with when reading any of his work (except the book he did with 50 cent) is the format of them is so dense that I can’t really read them at a stretch for too long. Perhaps this is on purpose 🤷🏾♂ amor fati! ...more
I liked the topic of Human Behavior in this book comparatively better than to the book on power. Both books are insightful. This book had more relatable stories and analogies.
Robert Greene again looks at everything from distance. He mentions a lot of names, so his story can hold to something, but in fact, his research is awful.
When he mentions Disney park in Paris, he mentions that the park wasn't a success because people in France "don't like to stay in lanes. They also expect beer and wine in theme parks, and there was a lack of such a beverage.
I recently read another book, also mentioning this park. The author saw that Paris Disneyland was set up the same way USA ...more