Review: The Courage to Be Disliked

Sometimes as I scroll through social media, I wonder how on earth the algorithms thought I would be interested in a particular ad. When I saw the title of this book in my news feed, however, I stopped in my tracks. I’m a recovering people-pleaser. It’s a trait that manifests in many good ways- caring for others, working hard, pursuing excellence- but that at its worst leaves you feeling anxious and frustrated. With a title like this, and that seemed to address my fascination with the psychology of fear, I ordered it and started reading right away. It was completely different than what I expected. I envisioned a traditional message of self-improvement and encouragement. This is over 260 pages

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