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10 laws of human nature that you should use to your advantage | Robert Greene

10 laws of human nature that you should use to your advantage | Robert Greene

Here I will summarize some laws of human nature and later, I will publish the second part to continue learning a little more about Robert Greene's book. Having mentioned this, we can begin!.


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1. "Law of irrationality"

1. "Law of irrationality"

This law goes hand in hand with learning to control our emotions and manage them properly for greater effective personal development.

Greene thinks that many of our decisions and actions are driven by irrational emotions, which are not always conscious.

For this reason, Robert suggests that to master our emotional side we must learn to identify and understand our emotions, not to mention that we must be aware of how these can affect others. Therefore, a balanced and compassionate attitude is a skillful solution.


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2. "Law of Narcissism"

2. "Law of Narcissism"

Many people have an incessant need to feel important and also receive disproportionate admiration.

This same need makes the person become selfish towards others, without taking into account other feelings or needs outside of themselves.

Greene suggests that to transform self-love into empathy, we must learn to put ourselves in the place of others, and to choose to change our perspective or vision of the world. In turn, recognize and control our feelings of selfishness, so as not to get carried away by they.


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3. "Law of Role Playing"

3. "Law of Role Playing"

It is important to understand how people present themselves and, in turn, how this affects our relationships with them. Many people use "roles playing" to hide their true feelings or intentions. Often, they have to act differently according to the situation raised, therefore, it is difficult to know their true identity.

Robert Greene suggests learning to read nonverbal signs, giving importance to details. It also invites you to be authentic and not carry out these games, or wear masks.


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4. "Law of Compulsive Behavior"

4. "Law of Compulsive Behavior"

The force of character is the measure of determination and discipline when facing challenges and achieving objectives.

Because of this, to determine the force of character we must pay attention to the behavior and the respective capacity of a person to control their impulses and face their own challenges.

Robert Greene suggests working in discipline and determination thus promoting our own character force. By understanding this, we can also improve our social relationships.


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5. "Law of Covetousness"

5. "Law of Covetousness"

Desire and greed are powerful emotions that drive people to take decisions and actions in an irrational way.

For this reason, this law indicates that many people have the need to achieve success at any cost, and to obtain more.

Robert Greene suggests having control of our desire, without letting it consuming us. And in the same way, use the desire and greed of others to our advantage. Turning us into more attractive and desirable people in society.


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6. "Law of Shortsightedness"

6. "Law of Shortsightedness"

It is important to expand our vision and perpective to achieve success, since many people have limited vision and are not able to see beyond their small mental world. This leads them to be less able to adapt to changing situations.

Therefore, Greene suggests raising our perspectives, learning to see the world in a broader way, being aware of how our actions affects, and learning in the practice, how to adapt to changing situations, without being vulnerable to our desire and need.


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7. "Law of Defensiveness"

7. "Law of Defensiveness"

There are people who have defensive attitudes and show resistance to changes and ideas due to their own insecurities or fears.

This makes it difficult to influence them and achieve our goals. Therefore, Robert Greene suggests that we must learn to confirm his opinion of himself and at the same time, make him feel comfortable and safe.

In this way, we can also learn to present our ideas in a more attractive way and adapt them to the needs and desires of people.


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8. "Law of Self-sabotage"

8. "Law of Self-sabotage"

People often feel atrapeated in unfavorable situations due to a negative attitude and the tendency to sabotage themselves constantly.

These patterns can difficult to change, and can lead to a sensation of frustration and despair.

In this case, Robert Greene suggests changing acthy, prevented our own self-sabotage and also learn to inflence our environment, to make it easier to adapt to changing situations and circunstances.


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9. "Law of Repression"

9. "Law of Repression"

This law is about recognizing and facing our dark and repressed emotions. This in order to learn to know ourselves thoroughly and avoid repressing ourselves. As a result, we can better control our thoughts and emotions to use them constructively.


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10. "Law of Envy"

10. "Law of Envy"

The ego is an important part of our identity, but it can quickly become fragile if we are compare ourselves with others. This can consequently affect our well-being, as well as people who tend to envy other people's achievements due to their fragile ego.

This is why Robert Greene suggests that we must learn to accept our own limitations, also avoiding comparison. Therefore, controlling our emotions and focusing on our achievements is the right path to success.


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These are the first laws of human nature that we can learn from Robert Greene's book! I hope it helps more than one person!. 💛

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