7 Best Books on Personality Development

Last December, I went to attend a seminar on Personality Development in New Delhi, India. There were 437 attendees for this seminar and everyone was eagerly waiting for the Speaker Mr. Pankaj. Later, He was on the stage and started the seminar, in the mean time he said, ‘I want 50 volunteers for my Seminar. Interested person can come to the stage.’

After hearing this, I took a step forward towards the stage and one by one the stage was full with 50 Volunteers.

Speaker said, ‘You all will be provided 1 balloon and a marker. Each one have to write their name on the balloon with the marker.

It took some time and everyone was done with his/her name. Some names were written in capital letters and some with Surnames, and it was just because we were not knowing the purpose of this activity.

Attendant on the stage collected all the 50 balloons and kept into a open container (as it was already placed on corner of the stage).

Speaker said, ‘You all have 3 Minutes time, everyone have to search the balloon which had their name written on it.’

And the countdown begins………3…..2…..1…..Go!

Everyone ran towards the container, and started searching their Balloons, fighting with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos. But the end of 3 minute only 3 out of 50 volunteers could complete the task. Even I failed in finding my balloon.

Speaker called everyone back on the stage and said, I will give another 3 minutes to you, find the balloons which had your name. But this time when you pick the first balloon, give it to the person whose name written on it. Let’s find out, what will be the result.

Everyone was ready for the task, on the count of 3 we all ran towards the container, and surprisingly we all converted it in just 2.10 seconds, with 50 seconds in our hands.

The speaker began- exactly this is happening in our lives, Everyone is looking for changing the world, not knowing it start from us only. If we implemented the 2nd concept earlier, we could have saved our extra working.

The things on which we need to work is – Personality Development.

When we take a closer look on Personality Development, it’s the relatively enduring pattern of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that distinguish individuals from each other. We all posses certain personality traits that set up apart from the rest. A mix of good and bad, these traits define how we respond to situation and people.

In this article you’ll get details of 7 Best books for Personality Development.

1. Get Out Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Amazon Books

Self-defeating behaviour is the single most common reason that people seek psychotherapy. It is a Poison, preventing us from achieving the love, success and happiness we want in our lives. And what really drives us crazy is feeling we have to change and not knowing how – or knowing how but being unable to stick with change.

Get Out Of Your Own Way is an antidote – it explains why we sabotage ourselves, going back to childhood origin of various behaviour. More important, it offers proven steps of action to transform behaviour from self-defeating to life-enhancing.

2. The Only Skill That Matters


In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in the human history – and it’s accelerating exponentially.

In the Only Skill thay Matters, Jonathan Legi unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You’ll master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain.

3. The Success Principles

Success Principle

The Success Principles is a mixture of tips, tricks and skills. This book cover 64 principles of success which covers a variety of subjects like love, finance, relationship and contain the various stories of related to celebrities and about people who have used these principles in their life to achieve success and greatness. If anyone practices these principles daily then it will for sure make people realise their goals quickly and easily.

Read More: 7 Best Inspirational Books To Read

4. Think and Grow Rich

Napolean Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a state of mind. It exploits the power of thought to manifest strong desires and a definite purpose into reality. Turning your all-consuming observation (definite purpose) into a reality is not an easy task. However, if the desire is strong and you are willing to raise the stakes, you will win. The author project the following formula.

Desire+Ideas+Plans+Massive Action = Success

To get from where you are to where you want to be, the author highlights:

Never quit. Never give up. Focus. Seek help. Make new connections. Take different approaches. Seek additional resources to help you improve your job search skills. Persist and find people who can help you to achieve your goals.

5. Outliers


This is the book that give you 10,000 hours rules or we can say that from this book only we got 10000 hour rule. The rule says to become world class at anything you have to put in 10000 hours of practice, which equal to about 5 years uninterrupted 40 hours workweeks.

Worth of practice, In reality it’s often closer to 10 years. Therefore I expected the book to be about deliberate practice and how success is in your hands, if you work hard enough.

6. The Now Habit

Now Habbit

This book combines so many common productivity practices that at first thought it might have been an aggregation of a lot of them. This books tries to remove procrastination from your life and focus on the potential/good side of your life.

If you don’t focus on what will make your life better, the best you can hope for is that your life won’t get worse. So bringing back to your work the fun and drive you had as a kid is essential for this to work.

The choice is not working or not working, but which type of work; even feeling guilty because of procrastinating takes some effort.

Neil Fiore

7. Getting Things Done

Getting things done workbook

Getting Things Done hardly needs an introduction, it is the best book for productivity. This system has always been timeless, through. You could do it on paper, online, or now on your smart phone, laptops. Just hold for a while and it will be done.

Will Jot down the three important keys:

1. Use a ‘collection bucket’ to store things outside your mind and stay focused. It’s just a small reminder for the things you need to remember.

2. Create a ‘next actions’ list for all your projects to avoid thinking in the moment.

3. Do a weekly review of everything, or else!

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