The Emotional Edge by Crystal Andrus Morissette

25387387Ever Feel Like Your Inner Age Doesn’t Match Your Outer One?

The Emotional Edge empowers you to stop reacting in knee-jerk ways that hurt and instead start expanding your life to become the greatest expression of you possible.  Once you know your Emotional Age, you can take any needed steps to become an authentic adult so you stop giving your power away. You’ll learn:
You’ll learn:
–Whether you’re a Parent, Child, or Adult ‘archetype’—take the Emotional Age Quiz and find out
–When you’re inadvertently sabotaging yourself and why
–How to channel fear and anger into courage and willingness
–How to change your communication scale and style from passive or aggressive to assertive, accepting, and ultimately peaceful
–Methods for fine-tuning into your unique needs mentally, emotionally, and physically
–Ways to live your best life without guilt, shame, or blame
–And lastly, how to rewrite and re-route your relationship, work, and bliss paths
 
Never feel like a victim of circumstance, genetics, or your past again.  Instead of letting your emotions get the best of you, now it’s time to get the best of them! – Goodreads

As if I needed to read an entire book to tell me I act older than I am.

I decided to take a little break from cookbook reviews (mostly because I didn’t like my choices and this book seemed interesting) and read a self-help-esque book. It was a nice change of pace and I really enjoyed it, actually.

The first part of the book addresses your emotional age and what the book will cover. Instead of taking the quiz in the book, I opted to take the quiz on their website. According to my results, I am Katharine Hepburn — Woman Energy/Adult Archetype.

There are three archetypes — Parent, Child and Adult.

Parent archetypes are those people who take care of others and neglect themselves. They also blame themselves and feel sorry for themselves (my words).

Child archetypes are needy, narcissistic, and feel that the world revolves around them. I know a few of these.

Adult archetypes is the most “transcended self” and features the best characteristics of Parents and Child archetypes. Basically a well-rounded, emotionally awesome individual.

I was actually expecting to get the Parent archetype before I took the quiz, so I was slightly surprised (and my straight-A self was very pleased).

My favorite part of the book were the questions/exercises in each section (IE, what is triggering you, what are you afraid of, what is your love language). I also liked the section on communication, mostly because I am a Comm nerd.

Overall, this is a great book if you’re interested in emotional intelligence, bettering yourself and learning to communicate well with those around you. I rated it a 4/5.

L

Thank you to Blogging for Books for a copy of The Emotional Edge in exchange for an honest review!

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