Discover Your Unexpected Enemies, Allies and Purpose Through the Eyes of ‘Counterintuitive Psychology’

The Prisoner, by Nikolai Alexandrovich Yaroshenko (1878)

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

 ~Carl Jung

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About the Book

If you are human, you are mortal—you have flaws.  And your imperfections host many benefits!

Most truths are counterintuitive and paradoxical. When you make yourself vulnerable, for example, you actually make yourself stronger, as when you stress your muscles for increased strength. The Opposite is True explains the ‘Counterintuitive Psychology’ perspective in a cumulatively layered format, using anecdotes from Efren’s personal and professional life, other prominent biographies, engaging fables and classic literature to expose the counterintuitive patterns of human behavior that you will unexpectedly recognize.

Furthermore, adversity is the catalyst for purpose!

The Opposite is True will translate your trials and “failures” into your unique calling and help you discover a practical life beyond mediocrity.

Foreword by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University Professor Emeritus of Psychology, best known for his Stanford Prison Experiment and for authoring many notable books, including The Time Paradox and The Lucifer Effect.

Other Publications

Featured article, “Sulayman AKA John Walker Lindh: Psychological Factors That May Have Led an American to an Islamic Terrorist Group” in The Journal of Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security International, Vol.8, No.3 2002, and a chapter, approved by the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs, in the three-part book series, The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism-U.S. and Global Issues, entitled “Hate Crime Principles and Motivations: A Vantage Point from within the FBI”, Vol.3, Ch.6, 2016.