The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World [Audiobook]

The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World [Audiobook]
The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World [Audiobook] by Jenn Granneman, read by Susie Berneis
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 51 mins | 216.17MB

Is there a hidden part of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can't seem to access? Have you ever been told you're too quiet, shy, boring, or awkward? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a society that doesn't seem to get you? If so, you might be an introvert.

On behalf of those who have long been misunderstood, rejected, or ignored, fellow introvert Jenn Granneman writes a compassionate vindication - exploring, discovering, and celebrating the secret inner world of introverts. Drawing on scientific research, in-depth interviews with experts and other introverts, and her own personal story, Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert's mind - and why so many people get it wrong.

So whether you're a bona fide introvert, an extrovert anxious to learn how introverts tick, or a curious ambivert, this empowering manifesto will answer questions you've always had.

Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsion [Audiobook]

Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsion [Audiobook]
Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsion [Audiobook] by Sharon Begley, read by Amanda Carlin
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 3 mins | 300.84MB

The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior - using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.

Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something most of us have witnessed in daily life. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum, and at the opposite end of these mild forms exist life-altering disorders.

Sharon Begley's meticulously researched book is the first of its kind to examine all of these behaviors - mild and extreme (OCD, hoarding, acquiring, exercise, even compulsions to do good) - together, as they should be, because while forms of compulsion may look incredibly different, these are actually all coping responses to varying degrees of anxiety.

With a focus on personal stories of dozens of interviewees, Begley employs genuine compassion and gives meaningful context to their plight. Along the way she explores the role of compulsion in our fast paced culture, the brain science behind it, and strange manifestations of the behavior throughout history.

Can't Just Stop makes compulsion comprehensible and accessible, exploring how we can realistically grapple with it in ourselves and those we love.

The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between [Audiobook]

The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between [Audiobook]
The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between [Audiobook] by Abigail Marsh, read by Christine Lakin
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 2 mins | 276.29MB

How the brains of psychopaths and heroes show that humans are wired to be good

At 14, Amber could boast of killing her guinea pig, threatening to burn down her home, and seducing men in exchange for gifts. She used the tools she had available to get what she wanted, like all children. But unlike other children, she didn't care about the damage she inflicted. A few miles away, Lenny Skutnik cared so much about others that he jumped into an ice-cold river to save a drowning woman. What is responsible for the extremes of generosity and cruelty humans are capable of? By putting psychopathic children and extreme altruists in an MRI, acclaimed psychologist Abigail Marsh found that the answer lies in how our brain responds to others' fear. While the brain's amygdala makes most of us hardwired for good, its variations can explain heroic and psychopathic behavior.

A path-breaking read, The Fear Factor is essential for anyone seeking to understand the heights and depths of human nature.

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