Sunday, December 27, 2015

Book Review: Behavioral Genes

Get it here: Behavioral Genes

Why do we react in certain ways? Why are we driven to different types of behavior? Is there anything that we can do to really control what and when we do something? These are some of the questions that Dr. Baird poses and answers within this book. It was very fascinating and at times eye-opening, making me go: Aha! So That’s why I reacted that way! The way we react to certain situations stems in large part from our genes, from the times we were Cavemen and those types of Right or Flight mannerisms do not apply anymore. Lets face it: when was the last time you had to run from a dinosaur? Or fight a lion for dinner?

This is not you typical “happy-go-lucky” Self help book, this is a serious book, for serious people who truly want to understand what makes them tick and how they can change. I found some of the tips and strategies that Dr Baird writes about very interesting and I will be trying to incorporate them into my own daily life. We will see how it works out. That said, it was well written and easy to understand for some one like me who is not from a science background, just an everyday person.

No comments: