Who Are You Meant to Be?: A Groundbreaking Step-by-Step Process for Discovering and Fulfilling Your True Potentialby Anne Dranitsaris, Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard
Find Out Who You Really Are
Who Are You Meant to Be? is an energetic, step-by-step program that helps you move from surviving to thriving. Integrating recent breakthroughs in brain science with a fresh take on how your personality affects your behavior, this book provides a clear roadmap, based on your brain, to break patterns of behavior/b>/b>/b>
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Reviewed by Lela Buchanan for Readers' Favorite "The unexamined life is not worth living," was supposedly said by the great philosopher, Socrates. If you have ever wondered why you do or don't do, or why you act or react as you do, in any given situation, you may just find the answer in the impressive work, "Who Are You Meant to Be?" The authors Anne Dranitsaris, PhD and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard offer a "step-by-step process for discovering and fulfilling your true potential." How do they do this? They delve deeply into the human brain, dividing it into quadrants and further into striving styles, assessing what is an individual's predominant and associate styles. When you follow their guidelines, you can learn to be aware of your actions and evaluate your thoughts to control your reactions--a lofty and worthwhile mission. The authors' goal is to "show you how to fill the gap between what you know and what you do . . . to encourage you to experience your life instead of worrying or being afraid of what might happen if . . ." "Who Are You Meant to Be?" has some genuine merit, addressing a basic need we all struggle with, that is, to understand the why of our situations. Why do I dread going to office parties? Why do I overeat? Why do I stay in abusive or unfulfilling relationships? If any of those questions fit your life, you will benefit by reading this comprehensive "seminar-in-a-book" which provides a thorough look at the reasons behind the actions. A fascinating look into our gray matter!
The authors Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard have brought to the market an exceptionally complete book explaining how psychological needs drive human behaviour. It outlines a new comprehensive personality system, the Striving Styles Personality System, which can be used to make lasting changes, that goes beyond the limitations of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Dranistaris and Dranitsaris-Hilliard, observed in their practice stretching over 3 decades, a serious disconnect between a client's self-awareness and their ability to change self-sabotaging behaviours. So starting in 2007, Dranitsaris, a clinical psychotherapist and corporate therapist, and Dranitsaris-Hilliard, an organizational development consultant, started developing a new system that looked at how different parts of the brain function and the role of emotions in learning and development. They combined that with psychological type, needs, brain dominance theories and mindfulness. The SSPS sheds light on how our brains work, marrying approaches from psychology with brain anatomy and physiology. Until recently the brain as an organ has been ignored when it came to studying psychology, but now it is being fully included. Organized in three parts, Part One: Who Are You Meant To Be? helps the reader understand how their brain functions with the opportunity at the end to assess themselves and determine their Predominant Striving Style. Part Two: The Eight Striving Styles covers in detail all the components of each of the Striving Styles allowing the reader to become well educated about their Predominant Striving Style and its predominant need and how they behave in trying to get that need met. Part Three: Becoming Your Best Self is the working, practical section of the book. This is where the SSPS Roadmap for Development is outlined. This step-by-step approach, if followed, will enable the reader to make lasting change and achieve their potential. Who You Are Meant To Be is written from an intelligent pragmatic logical viewpoint supported by science and well proven theories, augmented with actual examples to help you visualize what is being explained. It speaks in clear, informative, respectful tones, in language that is easy to understand. The simplicity of the concept and name Striving Styles is a perfect example of how Dranitsaris and Dranitsaris-Hilliard have managed to bring complex science and psychology together using friendly, widely understood terminology that few people would fail to grasp. Who You Are Meant To Be is a well written, organized and insightful book. It provides all the necessary information so the reader can understand how the brain is organized and intended to be used and how that relates to the Eight Striving Styles. By understanding this, the reader can learn how to use the power of their emotions and enhance the functioning of their brains as a whole. Dranitsaris and Dranitsaris-Hilliard never say the process is easy, but with the step-by-step roadmap and the associated websites, they provide the reader with the opportunity to achieve results whether they choose to do it alone or with help. Who You Are Meant To Be is impressive. It successfully addresses both the scientific and spiritual person. The research and findings make sense and it excites the reader to take action so that they can stop those self-sabotaging behaviours and start being all they are meant to be.