Thanks for the review ! How did you come across this book ? Is it popular with the people in Hyderabad ? Its great to see how the work is spreading wings..
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By the way - I went deep into the box reading this review... being associated with Arbinger work for about a year... I already seem to have developed an 'attachment' to the work !!! :)...
Especially - I have not seen the same treatment / definition of Self-Betrayal as done by Arbinger ever before.. In the context of Arbinger's work -- Self-Betrayal -- has a specific meaning - not-necessarily the dictionary meaning. So - when I see in your review - mention of synonyms or definitions of Self-betrayal - I don't know if they do enough justice to the understanding of the term as expressed by the work of Prof. Terry Warner..
I would caution against the use of other dictionary meanings for this term as it may confuse or make the audience pre-judge the work.
Don't know if I make sense from all the above... There are others in this community - who are much more involved with the work who may see differently and definitely more 'out-of-the-box' than me !!! cheers venu
Hello, Rajashekhar: Thank you for posting your review. It's fascinating to me to consider how others have experienced a work that I, too, have experienced. I appreciated being able to read your review and "see" through your eyes. I think I agree with Venu about the referenced definitions you've noted. They are all very interesting, and each at least tangentially related to the Arbinger material, in this way: my understanding is that in the field of philosophy-psychology, there were unanswered or unaddressed inconsistencies or anomalies in the approach various great minds took toward the problem of self-deception, and the manner(s) in which human beings respond to stimuli of various kinds.
Dr. Warner and his colleagues have worked to clarify the misconceptions surrounding self-deception, and the result is Arbinger's very unique work. Personally, I find the concepts relevant on so many levels in my day to day living and interactions that I see them as universal. Your point #4 describes very well how I feel when I acknowledge my boxes...and more importantly, acknowledge the reality of the people I meet, work, live and in all ways exist alongside.
Thank you again for posting this. It is helping me re-examine the definitions I hold for the key concepts of Arbinger philosophy.
All the best you you and your co-author on the piece. Looking forward to additional thoughts you may have.
Hi, Venu and Heather, Thanks for quick responses to our review. The thing is We (Rajashekhar Devarai firstname.lastname@example.org and J.Padmavathi email@example.com) read this book about 5 years back when we worked together at Hyderabad. We were deeply moved by the concept and its relevance in our lives. Though the review was prepared that time only, it could not be communicated for publishing .... as the draft got misplaced. I recently got the copy and thought it better to put it on this blog. I need to know more and more about the contribution of Arbinger. Best wishes
Rajashekhar Devarai firstname.lastname@example.org my blog address : http://indialibrarian-intl.blogspot.com