The Survivor Personality won the 2011 USA Book News Best Self-Help (General) award!
Al Siebert, Ph.D., Founder, The Resiliency Center
256 pages, $14.95
© 2010 Perigee Books/Berkley Publishing Group
Table of Contents
- Life is Not Fair: And That Can Be Very Good For You (Read Chapter One Online)
- Playful Curiosity: Learning What No One Can Teach
- Flexibility: An Absolutely Essential Ability
- The Synergy Imperative: Needing to Have Things Work Well
- Empathy Is a Survival Skill
- The Survivor’s Edge: The Subconscious Resources of Intuition, Creativity, and Imagination
- The Serendipity Talent: Turning Misfortune into Good Luck
- The Good Child Handicap
- The Roots of Resiliency: Your Inner "Selfs"
- Self-Managed Healing
- Surviving Emergencies and Crises
- Surviving Being a Survivor
- Your Transformation: Learning About Surviving and Thriving
Includes: Preface, Foreword by Bernie Siegel, Citations, Recommended Reading, Additional Resources, Acknowledgments, Index
- (For 2010 version:) " Al Siebert and his wisdom have been my teachers. I have learned from my experience that there is survival behavior and self-induced healing. However, most of us need guidance and coaching to achieve those goals and Siebert’s The Survivor Personality book is an excellent resource. A survivor personality can be learned. So read on and benefit from the survivor wisdom it will teach you."
- — Bernie Siegel, M.D.
author of 365 Prescriptions For The Soul and Faith, Hope, & Healing
- (For 1996 version:) "I was thinking of writing a book entitled ‘A Traveler’s Guide to Life.’ Al Siebert has done it for me. This is a book about surviving life and its difficulties. If you are alive and a member of the species, read it! I loved it."
- — Bernie Siegel, M.D.
author of Love, Medicine, & Miracles
- "As a survivor, I am impressed with this valuable tool for those who look for hope in hopelessness. Dr. Siebert provides a practical guide for anyone who chooses to be a survivor rather than a victim."
- — Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D.
- ". . . a generous menu of suggestions for confronting difficult challenges. They reflect the author’s empathy and compassion for those in distress."
- — Dr. Julius Segal
author of Winning Life’s Toughest Battles: Roots of Human Resilience
- "In the prisons of North Vietnam, we often debated, through the walls, who had the best chance of not just surviving, but of deriving something positive from the adversities. Al Siebert not only answers that question, he shows how to actually prepare for going beyond survival to positive outcomes. The Survivor Personality provides valuable insights into survival ‘techniques’ which, to my knowledge, haven’t been available before. It is a fascinating and insightful book."
- — Captain Gerald Coffee, US Navy (Ret.)
7-year POW, author of Beyond Survival