Book Review: The Courage to be Disliked

Book Review: The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

I decided to read this after seeing many great reviews and I was drawn to the general concept of learning how to deal with people disliking you, as that is something I really need to work on.

Overall it was a good book, I learnt a few incredibly helpful concepts that have changed my understanding of how to truly live freely by looking into my interpersonal relationships, so it certainly lives up to the title. It’s based on concepts from something called Alderian psychology, but the book makes it easy for ordinary people to understand and it uses lots of practical examples of how you can implement it in everyday life.

I thought the book was a bit too long and could’ve been condensed into a third or what was written. The entire book is written as a dialogue between a young man who deals with many problems in life and a philosopher who tries to advise him. I didn’t really like that format as you had to extract the main points yourself, when they could have just summarised it for the reader. Still, maybe that was the point- to see yourself in the young man and follow his thought process that you might share as well. So others might like the layout and benefit from it, especially if they resonate with the problems of the young man.

I give it 3/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I will cover some key takeaways from the book in a seperate post.

You can find out more about the book here.

Happy reading 😊

-Your sis Nis


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