Psychological Self-Help

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needs contain all they need to know. No! No! There is so much inside
each of us to try to understand--our growth, our thoughts and
feelings, our dreams (last night and in the future), our values and
motives, etc. Understanding ourselves and others are endless tasks.
All the chapters from 3 to 10 offer insight into what makes us tick in
specific areas. Also, chapter 14 deals with building self-esteem,
correcting our thinking, and altering our motives. Chapter 15 is filled
with methods for finding out things about yourself you don't know yet-
-fascinating! Don't fail to get to know yourself. You are fascinating. If
you find problems, there are many sources of help. 
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or
explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face... It is one of the few
havens remaining where a person's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
-Edward P. Morgan
Reading for self-understanding: Bibliotherapy
Baumeister, R. F. (1993). Escaping the self: Alcoholism,
spiritualism, masochism and other flights from the burden of
selfhood. New York: Basic Books. Most of the other references
are for personal growth, but some people get obsessed with
self-growth, perfect bodies, and self-aggrandizement. This book
might help. 
Cirese, S. (1985). Quest: A search for self. New York: Holt,
Rinehart and, Winston. 
Cross, J. & Cross, P. B. (1983). Knowing yourself inside out for
self-direction. Berkeley, CA: Crystal Publications.
Frisch, A. & Frisch, P. (1976). Discovering your hidden self.
New York: Signet. 
Gordon, S. & Conant, R. (1975). You. Quadrangle Books. 
Hamachek, D. E. (1987). Encounters with the self. New York:
Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 
Harvey, J. C. & Katz, C. (1985). If I'm successful, why do I feel
like a fake? New York: Pocket Books.
Horner, A. (1990). Being & loving. Northvale, NJ: Aronson. 
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