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Publisher's Summary

In The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Nathaniel Branden presents the culminating achievement of a lifetime of clinical practice and research. In this penetrating and provocative program, he conclusively demonstrates the importance of self-esteem in our quest for psychological health, personal achievement, and positive relationships.

"Yet how do we gain true self-esteem?" Dr. Branden introduces the six pillars of self-esteem - six action-based practices for daily living. Here for the first time are simple but powerful exercises for increasing personal awareness and effectiveness. Exploring the importance of self-esteem in the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and society, Dr. Branden provides guidelines for those responsible for fostering self-esteem in others - and shows why a culture of self-esteem is imperative for survival in the 21st century.

©1994 Nathaniel Brandon (P)2000 Audio Renaissance

Critic Reviews

"The father of the concept of self-esteem has written his masterpiece." (Warren Bennis)
"The ultimate work on self-esteem. Truly a classic." (T. George Harris, former editor of American Health and Psychology Today)

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Not great

Prefer the book over the audio version. Not sufficient details as in the actual book. The book is really good and I recommend the book.

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lots of words for delivered content

admittedly many books are like this. To do all exercises every day I think would take more time than I have.

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A must listen/read.

An important book with the potential to improve your life and the lives of those close to you by drastically changing your beliefs and mindset. Give Nathaniel Branden a chance and he will deliver his magnum opus clearly, concisely and thoughtfully.

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  • Ben T.
  • 15-04-2015

Informative but dull

I can see how this may help people develop there own self esteem and others around them. However I think the book may have been better than the audio as unfortunately I found Brandan's voice tedious.

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  • Audioaddict
  • 29-11-2016

I didn't like it.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I didn't like it. I wanted help with self esteem issues but instead i appear to have got a book written many many years ago. It felt very out of date and out of touch with the world how it is today.

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  • ListenEveryday
  • 22-12-2016

Old fashioned

Any additional comments?

It was written many years ago and the author even passed away a few years ago, so you need to understand this is very very old fashioned and therefore mostly outdated advice.

Avoid.

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  • Coffee4Life
  • 10-08-2016

Old fashioned nonsense!

Would you try another book written by Dr. Nathaniel Branden or narrated by Dr. Nathaniel Branden?

NO.

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Old fashioned nonsense. Maybe in 1976, this book made sense but not in 2016. The world has changed and so to has the understanding of self-esteem. Horrible book, very patronising and offered me no hope whatsoever. Not for me.

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  • Open Ears
  • 03-10-2016

DULL.

Would you try another book written by Dr. Nathaniel Branden or narrated by Dr. Nathaniel Branden?

Never again. Not unless I want to go to sleep.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dr. Nathaniel Branden’s performances?

NO.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not much. I guess i picked up a few points, but most of it is just repeating stuff you have all read on the internet. In a very dull tone.

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Very boring, Sorry, I have to be honest, i thought it was terrible and did nothing at all to help me with my esteem and confidence issues.

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  • Jonny hull
  • 02-05-2018

My thoughts

Informative, grounded and well executed. I respected his word more by the fact he gave his own personal experiences openly to times he did not exercise the 6 pillars of self respect and the consequences of such actions.
The exercises he has given I have began to use day to day and I am conscious of the increase of my self awareness to how the 6 pillars affect my life and to applying them and that effort and courage is truly needed.

I have one piece of constructive criticism; to those who listen and do not have such a wide and well developed vocabulary would struggle to follow this audible in places, I think the book would deliver itself better if it was slightly simpler.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-2017

excellent advice

an easy to listen to book full of sound and sage advice - would highly recommend it

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  • StudentOfLife
  • 17-04-2014

Taken advantage of often or act fake? Read this

What did you like most about The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem?

In depth discussion of why people doubt themselves. A bit heavy for a first read if you're finally taking a step to change your life. Come back after the second or third book, then it's pure magic (Steve Peter's chimp management and Paul Mcgee's Self Confidence are good starters the Brene Brown's The Gift of Imperfection). Awful audio though but it's worth it.

What other book might you compare The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem to, and why?

Paul Mcgee Self confidence, Steve Peter's Chimp management.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. Nathaniel Branden?

Andrew Macmillan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's talk on self acceptance and self assertion are nothing short of life changing. Self responsibility seems helpful for those who feel they don't have a habit on life, but if you're buying the book for you, i'm guessing you're aware that you "can" change your life.

Any additional comments?

If you have self confidence issues, and have actively been trying to address it buy reading and making life changes this is can be final nail in the coffin for your self doubt and lack of self worth. Along with it's much long awaited burial ceremony.

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  • Sebastian
  • 10-10-2018

Unhelpful, unfounded

The worst snake oil and Mumbo jumbo, I’ve ever come across. Ridiculous far fetched nonsense

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-2018

Changed the way I approach everyday

Love how the book gives you excersies to apply the thinking you learn. Eye opening.