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Who knew mind games could be good for you? Bring Kokology 2 and a great bottle of wine to your next dinner party, and you're sure to be a hit. East meets West in this series of mind- and heart-teasers that asks you to put yourself in various imaginary situations and answer what you would do. (If you could be a boat peacefully floating on the water, what kind of boat would you be?) The answer keys after each "pop quiz" reveal what your answers really mean -- about you.
Kokology, based on Western psychological principles, is the study of kokoro, which means "mind" or "spirit" in Japanese. Authors Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito bring you to the heart of kokology through the series of "what if" quizzes that are designed to help unearth those hidden motivations that come into play in your relationships with friends, coworkers, family members, and significant others. You'll see much more clearly why you and others do the things you do.
I rounded up my own circle of unknowing suspects, (all in the name of research, mind you), and asked them to try a few tests. Here's what I found out: Everyone wanted to take this book out of my hands -- from cynical coworkers, single girlfriends, and ex-boyfriends (no wonder they're history!) to the cute couple that lives downstairs.
Leave it on your coffee table, take it to your favorite coffee shop, read it in bed, or pass it around at the next family gathering, and gain new insights on just what makes you and those around you tick! (Jennifer Forman)