Notes from a Year of Reading – Psychology

๐Ÿ“ โ€œIt takes a lot of courage to take the unconscious seriously and to tackle the problems it raises.โ€

– Carl Jung, Man and his Symbols.

๐Ÿ“ โ€œAs a rule, whatever we donโ€™t deal with in our lives we pass on to our children.โ€

– Gabor Matรฉ, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

๐Ÿ“ โ€œSometime educated guesses can be made about the wounds of childhood by closely inspecting what matters adults irrationally lose their tempers overโ€

– Clarissa Estes Pinkola, Women Who Run with the Wolves.

๐Ÿ“ โ€œThose with a negative attitude tend to operate from a basic position of fear towards life.They unconsciously want to limit what they see and experience to give them more control.โ€

– Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature.

๐Ÿ“ โ€œIn other words, the final terror of self-consciousness is the knowledge of oneโ€™s own death, which is the peculiar sentence on man alone in the animal

kingdom.โ€

– Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death.


Iโ€™m working my way through my notes from the last 12 months. I thought it would be interesting to share my notes by subject rather than per book.

Whatโ€™s your next read on human psychology?

(If you donโ€™t have one. Pick any of the books above and youโ€™ll be good!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‰)