BOOK REVIEW: Emotional Magnetism
by Sandy Gerber
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
Emotional Magnetism is the self-help book for people who want to improve their communication and connection in their relationships.
Have you ever felt unheard or misunderstood? Maybe your partner just doesn’t seem to get why some things are important to you. Or perhaps your boss is seemingly oblivious to half the things you’ve pointed out in the past week. You’re not alone. In this life-changing audiobook, communications expert Sandy Gerber reveals how, by understanding the four emotional magnets that motivate people to listen and act, she transformed her relationships—and how you can do the same.
Gerber’s highly relatable stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and emotional magnets quiz, helps you to:
- Identify what blocks your communication now
- Discover what you emotionally need to be happy
- Learn how to create greater engagement with your words
- Understand why the people in your life make the choices they do
As you’ll quickly discover, when you know how to communicate what you need to be happy and respond to the emotional magnets of the people around you, you’ll magnetize your relationships. Not only will you be heard and understood, but you’ll understand what people want—and how to deliver it.
The book is excellent to enjoy and discuss as a couple or in a book club or small group.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Emotional Magnetism! I love personality tests and tools that help us get to know ourselves better and how we relate to the people in our lives.
In this book, there are four emotional magnets (safety, achievement, value, and experiences) and a quiz to help you identify which one is your primary emotional magnet. Learning about these emotional magnets—and the motivations and blockers that come with them— can help in how you approach certain situations with other people. You learn how to “speak their language,” and this can help improve your communication with them overall.
I was surprised to learn that my primary magnet wasn’t what I thought it would be. But after reading more about it, I started seeing evidence of it in my day-to-day conversations and decisions. I also identified my husband’s primary magnet. When I told him about the book and which magnet I suspected was his, he totally agreed. He thought the book sounded interesting and wants to read it next.
Emotional Magnetism is a quick read (just 169 pages), but I plan to go back and re-read the parts specifically about my emotional magnet and my husband’s because I think it’s worth spending a little more time studying in-depth.