Want a review and summary of Martin Seligman's book, “Flourish”?
Perhaps something with a bit of insight mixed in? If so you have come to the right place.
We humans all have the same innate desires – we all want to flourish.
Flourish is a book from the great psychologist Dr. Martin Seligman. He wrote the books Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism and the brand new The Hope Circuit.
He achieved his initial fame as the proponent of the theory of learned helplessness. Seligman is also the founder of positive psychology.
Flourish has four major components I will discuss:
- PERMA – his new encompassing theory of happiness.
- Simple positivity exercises can have a profound effect when made into a habit.
- Success in life is based on character and motivation. IQ plays a part, but not as much as most people think.
- His viewpoint of psychology and psychiatry, and of the necessity of positive psychology.