The Truth about Self-awareness: How to Communicate Better at Home so You Can Succeed in Life with Dr. Tasha Eurich & Eric Maisel, PhD

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How much do you know about who you truly are? Were you born with your unique personality or are you a complete product of your environment? Do you fit in with your family or are you considered the dreaded black sheep? In the U.S., 80% of us believe we have self-awareness, but we may be lying to ourselves. To surf the subjective waters of self-awareness and to delve deeper into family dynamics, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two renowned authors and experts about how knowing ourselves can help us thrive in relationships. Dr. Tasha Eurich recounts her surprising research about how well the average person knows themselves. And, Eric Maisel Ph.D. shares eight practices that can help you improve how you show up in your relationships.


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Dr. Tasha Eurich — How Self-Aware Are We?:
  • What is self-awareness or self-knowledge and what are the two archetypes? [4:09]
  • Are we lying to ourselves about how self-aware we are? [7:44]
  • Dr. Eurich shares tools designed to help increase internal and external awareness. [13:25]
  • What are self-awareness unicorns and what do they do differently? [19:09]
  • How to raise a self-aware child? [23:02]

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. With a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur,, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc.



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Eric Maisel Ph.D. — Tools to Communicate Better at Home:
  • Eric describes the three different types of personality and how they affect the family dynamic. [27:12]
  • Skills and tools that can help us survive a difficult family dynamic, even when it involves politics. [34:23]
  • Practicing the skill of presence and how to communicate effectively. [44:15]
  • Eric shares the Eight Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation. [47:53]

Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is a retired family therapist, an active life coach, and the author of more than fifty books, including his latest, Overcoming Your Difficult Family. He has been quoted or featured in a variety of publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Glamour, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Self. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.




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