STOP BEING SO NICE!
Note to Readers: This is a summary and analysis book based on Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself by Dr Aziz Gazipura PsyD. This is meant to enhance your original reading experience, not supplement it.
With love, Dr. Aziz Gazipura embarks in this narrative to help those who are suffering under the guise of “niceness” to break out of their shell and begin being Not Nice.
Throughout, Dr. Gazipura analyzes the processes that go into being nice, and how some of these processes end up costing us our autonomy, power, and happiness. We lost out on connecting with those we love if we continue to be afraid of disapproval. In fact, in this work there is the common theme of facing fear, and greeting our more unsavory feelings or characteristics with love and patience, as opposed to self-hate and criticism.