My Mark: 10/10
I hear about this book a long time ago, and I finally read it in a day! It addresses plenty of interesting concepts around Empathy, Authenticity and I really enjoy his way of using the needs for better communication with ourselves TOWARDS something better. A great book worth reading, probably several times to gather all the important information.
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having a racial bias, blaming, finger-pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people—could indeed be called “violent communication.”