SNAP! Change your Personality in 30 Days Book Spotlight & Guest Post from Authors Gary Small, M.D. and Gigi Vorgan

This morning, we are featuring a new book from author Gary Small, M.D. and Gigi Vorgan in our book spotlight.  Additionally, we are sharing a guest post from the authors as they discuss improving emotional stability.  Check out the book, learn about the authors, read their thoughts in their guest post & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post

Book Title: SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days
Authors: Gary Small, MD, Director UCLA Longevity Center and Gigi Vorgan
Category: Adult Nonfiction, 224 pages
Genre: Self-Help / Personality / Health, Mind & Body

Guest Post from Gary Small, M.D. and Gigi Vorgan
Authors of Snap!  Change your Personality in 30 Days

You Can Tame Your Neurosis

By Gigi Vorgan and Gary Small, MD

When people begin to discover which personality trait or traits are holding them back from reaching their potential, many identify their degree of emotional stability/neuroticism as a starting point for change. Individuals who score low on this personality domain tend to overthink things and have difficulty making decisions. They often overreact to any type of threat, frustration, or loss, and their temperamental nature may make them feel like they are constantly on an emotional rollercoaster.

Neurotic feelings and behaviors are associated with a greater risk for mental and physical health problems, challenges at work, and marital difficulties. People who score low on this personality domain are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse and eating disorders. Studies have shown neuroticism to be associated with cardiovascular disease, eczema, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome.

On average, neurotic individuals live shorter and less fulfilling lives. One reason for the shorter lifespan is that highly neurotic people often make unhealthy lifestyle choices. They are more apt to smoke cigarettes and have a greater likelihood of becoming dependent on alcohol or drugs. Low emotional stability scores are also linked to risky sexual behavior, impulsiveness, a lack of assertiveness.

And yet, despite these clear disadvantages to being neurotic, a modest degree of neurosis may actually confer some benefits. So-called “healthy neurotics” tend to be more conscientious, goal-oriented and successful. Their manageable anxiety and mild neurotic traits motivate them to take action and get the job done. They may still fret, but they are able to channel their concerns into constructive outcomes.

Neuroticism has also been linked to creative genius. Of course, overthinking things can make even the most imaginative people miserable, but their ruminations can sometimes generate creative ideas that solve problems in innovative ways.

Although neuroticism can sometimes be a crippling trait, there is compelling scientific evidence that a variety of strategies can reduce neurotic thinking and behavior and make life more enjoyable and fulfilling. In our new book, SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days, we discuss how self-help strategies, working with a therapist, or the combination of the two can effectively reduce levels of neuroticism and bolster emotional stability. It is possible to gain a better understanding of what drives neurotic symptoms and acquire the tools that can change this personality trait in just one month – it doesn’t necessarily take years of psychotherapy, self-exploration or re-hashing every single bad thing that’s ever happened to you. Anyone who is committed to change can take the opportunity to achieve their goals, become less neurotic, and improve their life. 

About the Book


New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Small’s breakthrough plan to improve your personality for a better life!

Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set from early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, the latest scientific research contradicts this long-held assumption. New compelling evidence indicates that we can change our personalities – either on our own, with the help of a therapist, or a combination of the two – and meaningful personality change can be achieved in a snap! – as quickly as 30 days. These groundbreaking findings have shattered the false belief that we are locked into our negative personality traits – no matter how much they hinder our potential happiness and success.

As you read SNAP! you will gain a better understanding of who you are now, how others see you, and which aspects of yourself you’d like to change. You will acquire the tools you need to change your personality in just one month – it won’t take years of psychotherapy, self-exploration or re-hashing every single bad thing that’s ever happened to you. If you are committed to change, this book will provide a roadmap to achieving your goals and becoming a better you.

From New York Times bestselling author, head of the UCLA Longevity Center, and expert in neuroscience and human behavior, Dr. Gary Small, a practical look at the key components of personality development and tools and techniques for bringing the positive aspects of your personality to the forefront so you can become more successful, attractive, happier, and psychologically healthier.

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About the Authors

Gary Small:
Dr. Gary Small, (Los Angeles, CA) is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center* at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research, supported by the NIH, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures internationally and frequently appears on the Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. He has written six books, including the New York Times best seller, The Memory Bible.

Gigi Vorgan:

Gigi Vorgan (Los Angeles, CA) has written, produced, and appeared in numerous feature films and television projects before teaming up with her husband, Dr. Gary Small, to co-write The Memory Bible, The Memory Prescription,The Longevity Bible, iBrain, The Other Side of the Couch, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program. She lives in Los Angeles with Dr. Small and their two children.

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