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The Laws of Human Nature - Robert Greene

The Laws of Human Nature

Hardcover Published: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781788161558
Number Of Pages: 496

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From the million-copy bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power

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-defence.

About the Author

Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction and Mastery (all published by Profile) is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. He lives in Los Angeles.

'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun Tzu had better watch his back.' - The New York Times

'Hollywood producers and rappers are following an unlikely but ruthless guru.' - Sunday Times


1. Master Your Emotional Self
The Law of Irrationality

2. Transform Self-love into Empathy
The Law of Narcissism

3. See Through People's Masks
The Law of Role-playing

4. Determine the Strength of People's Character
The Law of Compulsive Behaviour

5. Become an Elusive Object of Desire
The Law of Covetousness

6. Elevate Your Perspective
The Law of Shortsightedness

7. Soften People's Resistance by Confirming Their Self-Opinion
The Law of Defensiveness

8. Change Your Circumstances by Changing Your Attitude
The Law of Self-sabotage

9. Confront Your Dark Side
The Law of Repression

10. Beware the Fragile Ego
The Law of Envy

11. Know Your Limits
The Law of Grandiosity

12. Reconnect to the Masculine or Feminine Within You
The Law of Gender Rigidity

13. Advance with a Sense of Purpose
The Law of Aimlessness

14, Resist the Downward Pull of the Group
The Law of Conformity

15. Make Them Want to Follow You
The Law of Fickleness

16. See the Hostility Behind the Friendly Facade
The Law of Aggression

17. Seize the Historical Moment
The Law of Generational Myopia

18. Meditate on Our Common Mortality
The Law of Death Denial

ISBN: 9781788161558
ISBN-10: 1788161556
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 24th October 2018
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 0.92

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