Editorial Reviews. Review. An incredible ride through the corridors of consciousness, taking Brad Blanton has developed the simple concept of honesty into a pragmatic system — Jacques Werth, author of High Probability Selling. Radical Honesty has ratings and reviews. In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths. Radical Honesty is a technique and self-improvement program developed by Dr. Brad Blanton. The program asserts that lying is the primary source of modern.

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What do I say about this book “I don’t know” that’s all I can say. I think this is the part that people feel is too New Agey. But honesty ceases to be therapeutic in a powerful authoritarian regime: It’s something you knew when you were a kid, and then at some point your identity became so critical, that losing it feels like suicide.

This book is poorly written. Asking someone we have hurt to absolve us, or confessing with the expectation we will be forgiven, is itself an act of cowardice. When this occurs, we gain the power to use our minds as tools rather than as machines for the defense of who we think we ought to have other people think we are.

Not sure I go along with that. Lists with This Book.

Lying is a result of reductionism—the condensation of memory and the categorization of experience we naturally learn while growing up. Aug 06, Margot rated it it was amazing Shelves: You resent people, not facts or vague “its.


People who want to influence others and “change the world” are needing something, and if they don’t know what that is they will get lost in their vision of making people more like them rather honedty what they are really needing, which I have found is usually connection.

Entertaining and worth a read if not a listen.

Radical Honesty : How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

You have to tell the truth about what specific behav ior you resent, to the person, face-to-face; 2. I think an editor could have greatly improved the presentation of the concepts. But telling the truth is tricky, says Thea Jourdan. Isso pode ser algo bem radical.

The author has been married five times and appears to believe that some great philosophical truth can be gleaned from becoming really good at playing golf. But repressing your anger doesn’t make it go away. It is the place where you are only watching, feeling, experiencing.

Mar 25, Julie rated it it was ok. He appears to reject the scientific method, so he doesn’t make any attempt to back up his belief system with any data. It’s for emergency use, like approaching the task of redecorating by burning bradd house down and starting over. It’s also not scientific at all, if that’s what you were looking for.

Radical Honesty : How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth by Brad Blanton

Loved it, even though the book is not perfect. That seems like a win! As adults, we especially men have learned to repress our feelings, especially anger. Allergies, high blood pressure and insomnia are all exacerbated by lying. As she looked ravical me inquiringly, turning this way and that in an aquamarine micro-mini at least one size too small for her, I mentally steeled myself before replying in a whisper. Learning how to lie and to withhold is a necessary developmental stage, crucial to getting on in life and getting around in the world.


If you state the subjective truth of your feelings, including a hard look at your assumptions, it is not only honest but essential to growing up and being free. That is wonderful for a little while, but when you sober up the moralist within works overtime.

Radical Honesty

Honesty, however, is a behavior and is something I can choose or not choose. To be free of anger, we have to give up this belief and allow our resentments and other people’s resentments to be expressed even if they are completely irrational. Because of their tactful silence, they never find out that there is no one truth, only personal, fleeting experiences.

Everyone who experiments with telling the truth about anger at least finds out that people don’t die if you tell them you resent them for something they said or did. I have been saying to my friends, “I feel really nervous balnton now, radicall sometimes I have thoughts that other people are judging me.