Major big idea book based on breakthrough research: the natural successor to Quiet, Thinking Fast and Slow and The Chimp Paradox
Turn your inner voice from critic to coach.
Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you're likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. Our inner voice helps steer us towards our goals, avoid mistakes and reflect on happy moments. Yet just as quickly it can become our enemy, chewing over our mis-steps and replaying our daily embarrassments. Before we know it, our thoughts are being hijacked by constant, negative ‘chatter’.
So how does this inner voice, so powerful and wise, turn into our biggest critic? And how can we take back control?
These are the questions one of the world’s foremost experts on the conscious mind set out to answer twenty years ago, when he started on an audacious mission — to study the conversations we have with ourselves. In this highly anticipated book, that expert, the award-winning psychologist and neuroscientist Ethan Kross, reveals the sheer power of the inner voice, and shows the tools we can all use to harness it. Hidden in plain sight, these tools are in the words we use, the stories we tell, the conversations we have with loved ones, even our habits and personal rituals. Tiny tweaks can transform our self-talk.
Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories, Chatter will change the conversations you have with yourself… and help you lead a happier, healthier, more productive life.