The Opposite is True~

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

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.

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“Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, 'The Opposite is True: Discover Your Unexpected Enemies, Allies, and Purpose Through the Eyes of CounterIntuitive Psychology' is an extraordinarily inspiring and unreservedly recommended pick for personal, professional, community, and college/university library Popular Psychology and Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.” ~Midwest Book Review

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.

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