July 12, 2019
Paul Ekman, who is also author of the landmark book Unmasking The Face – A Guide To Recognizing Emotions From Facial Expression, has been at the tip of the spear in regards to the subject matter of emotions and behavioral psychology.
In Emotions Revealed – Recognizing Faces & Feelings To Improve Communications & Emotional Life, Ekman speaks at length throughout the book about the extensive research he has conducted throughout his life in respect to the emotional behaviour individuals display. This book also offers ways of ascertaining whether those individuals are carrying out deceit or not.
The book Emotions Revealed couples extremely well with Unmasking The Face because whereas the former provides ample emotional data for reading and understanding individual behavior, the latter offers dozens of concrete visual examples of these emotions – happiness, surprise, fear, anger, disgust and sadness.
In Emotions Revealed, Ekman helps individual glean information in a manner that is reasonable and easy to follow with the photographs used and the exercises to carry out, which help individuals attain a deeper understanding of others in general. Moreover, this book allows individuals to seep into the possible mindset someone else might employ during heightened emotional states and allows for deeper comprehension of the circumstance and emotions. For me personally, this was significant given my passion in understanding other people, especially when trying to possibly mend bridges with people from all social strata, particular those closest to me.
The author states in the preface to the second edition that his goal is to ‘help people improve four essential skills’, which are:
(1) Becoming more consciously aware of when you are becoming emotional, even before you speak or act.
(2) Choosing how you behave when you are emotional, so you achieve your goals without damaging other people.
(3) Becoming more sensitive to how others are feeling, which is something I struggle with at times, which is one reason for me attaining a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
(4) Carefully using the information you acquire about how others are feeling.
Knowing the goals the author had in the beginning of the book, it can be said without equivocation that the author did a trenchant job at fulfilling his goal.
Not only did Ekman provide individuals with extensive data that merges with his central goals, but he also carries it out in a clear and direct manner.
This book is indispensable in the field of emotions and behavior and it is an essential tool to understanding how people behave.
Given all this, I plan on referencing this book quite often, and I hope you all do as well.
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