Read These Personality Development Books
to Transform Your Life
By William Lucas
Your personality is an outline of the thoughts, ideas, and feelings which are exhibited by you. Personality development plays a very important role in the life of an individual. To attract people, you must have an appealing and energetic personality. Personality development brings a lot of changes in an individual like:
- It makes you more punctual and disciplined
- It makes you respect everyone.
- It improves your behavior towards people.
- It makes you more polite
There are personality development books which will help you in becoming more assertive and improving your self-confidence.
Following is a selection considered to be the most transformational for people who want to bring about change in their lives. These books are the grandfather of all the personality development books and the purpose that they serve is to inspire and motivate people and to bring a feeling of self-empowerment. Each title below links to a free PDF download. Take a look!
- THINK AND GROW RICH (By Napoleon Hill)
Focusing on motivating people, this is a personality development and self-help book. The author was inspired by a Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. The author has not only focused on how to get rich as the title suggests but the idea in the book has taught people to succeed in all area of work and to do anything and everything that they want to.
- WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO (By Edward L. Deci)
Lots of experimentation and research is conducted by the author and his colleagues on human motivation. The book is a perceptive and stimulating meditation to help the people to get more engaged and successful in accomplishing their goals in different areas of life like school, workplace or in relationships. The book is a guide for teachers, parents, and managers that offers a vision of how to encourage learning and efficacy. The author wrote the book by arguing that people get motivated more by self-sufficiency and independence than a system of punishments and rewards.
- MANAGING ONESELF (By Peter Drucker)
Regardless of where you started from, your only aim regarding your chosen profession is to rise to the top. You live in an age of unparalleled opportunity with talent, drive, and ambition. But one thing that comes along with opportunity is responsibility. It's your responsibility to keep your engaged and fruitful during your career. In this book, the author has explained how to do it. The book helps in understanding your strengths and weaknesses and nurture a deep understanding of yourself. Whenever you work with the combination of self-knowledge and your strengths, you can achieve the state of excellence. The book has identified the questions that you need to ask to achieve the vision to take charge of your career.
- THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING (By Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)
This prodigious bestseller is written with the objective of helping people to live a happy, worthwhile and satisfying life. The author has given a powerful message of inspiration and faith. The practical techniques explained in the book helps in energizing your life and gives you an initiative which is needed to achieve your ambitions. The book will teach you to believe in yourself, develop the power to attain your goals, improve your relationships, to live a stress-free life and to be kind to yourself. The book is an international bestseller that is helping men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives.
- AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN (By Tony Robbins)
This nation’s bestseller has explained the strategies and techniques which will help you to master your emotions, feelings, body, relationships and your life. The author has provided a step by step guide to help the people to learn the lessons of self-mastery. It will help you to discover the true purpose of your life, to take charge of your life and to join the forces that will shape your destiny.
- QUIET (By Susan Cain)
One-third of the people in the world are introverts. These people prefer to listen than to speak, don’t like self-promotion, don’t like working in teams rather work on their own. The author has explained that what you lose in life by undervaluing the introverts and has introduced to the successful introverts. The book displays a power to change people’s perception towards the introverts and has helped the introverts to change how the way they see themselves.
- THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES (By Jack Canfield)
Creator of popular motivational series “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, the author Jack Canfield has been inspiring people for many years. In this book, the author has explained methods for transforming your lives by giving you ideas to improve your life and be successful. The book has explained the excellent principles that if you apply them to your life and if they worked, you will achieve the success that you desire.
- INFLUENCE: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION (By Robert B. Cialdini)
The book is a classical edition of persuasion which explains the mindset of people that explains why they say ‘yes’. The author is the expert in the field of persuasion and influence. He has done a 5 year of rigorous research and a three-year program of study about what leads people to change their behavior. The people who want to become a skilled persuader, this is an excellent book for them as it has explained 6 universal principles to which will help you in becoming one. The book is perfect for people from all walks of life. You can move towards a personal change after reading it as it will serve as a driving force for your success.
I think it's inspiring and healing to read at least a small portion of a personality development book on a daily basis. It can make a real difference in how you see yourself and the world around you.
Even if you find it difficult at first, it’s worth to read a book whenever you get time. It only takes commitment to start and then you will surely see positive changes all around you.