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Monday, September 12, 2016
All or Nothing
All or Nothing
Bringing balance to the achievement-oriented personality
Publisher: Exisle Publishing, Publication date:12 September 2016, RRP $34.99
psychologist shows us how to bring our ‘A’ game - without burning out ourselves
or those around us
All or Nothing, written by Christchurch
clinical psychologist Mike McKinney, shows you how to understand and get the
best for and from a person with an ‘all or nothing’ nature. If this personality
style is your own, All or Nothing
will be truly helpful in getting the best for you.
In All or Nothing, the author looks at how
this personality style can develop (for example, a deep fear of failure, a
desire to please others, childhood expectations that you ‘always do your
best’). More importantly, the book explores how balance can be brought to the
‘all or nothing’ personality so that the best aspects of it can be retained
while the potential negatives are mitigated, resulting in a more meaningful and
the self-knowledge and tools provided in this insightful book, the most driven
and focused will find a way to develop a more multifaceted life, a way to shine
brightly without burning out. For those who live or work with people with the
‘all or nothing’ personality, Mike’s insights will foster understanding of how
to be supportive without enabling ‘less-than-helpful’ behaviours.
About the Author: Mike McKinney is a
clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He has worked as a
Senior Clinical Psychologist with the Pain Management Centre, Burwood Hospital
in Christchurch and is now working as a Clinical Psychologist in private
practice at PsycInsight NZ Ltd. Over the years he has become intrigued by the
potential for an individual’s personality style to affect decisions and
behaviours in relation to achievement.