Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain
How to Retrain your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve A More Positive OutlookBook - 2012
Why are some people driven to take risks, while others shun danger? Why do some individuals seem to be born optimists, while others are prone to worry and pessimism?
There are two basic types of personalities: "sunny" and "rainy." The tendency to see the world optimistically or pessimistically is hardwired into the brain and reflects primal impulses to seek pleasure or avoid danger. When our "fear brain" is too strong, debilitating shyness, depression and anxiety can result. But stunning new research shows that a range of techniques can alter our brains' circuity, allowing even lifelong pessimists to think positively and find happiness.
In Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain, pioneering psychologist and neuroscientist Elaine Fox explores the connection between optimism and happiness, showing how we can retrain our brains and learn to flourish. With keen insights into the genetic, neurological and experiential factors that make us who we are, Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain is a powerful and uplifting tool for improving our lives.