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Critics Review

  • ‘I’m not much of a lover of life coaching and personal growth books. But I found myself consuming Christian Jarrett’s Be Who You Want with gradually increasing fascination and conviction. This is not snake-oil huckstering, or silly salesmanship but plausible and very convincing science. There are enough plums, cherries, raisins and sultanas in this delightful cake to inspire, surprise, motivate and enthuse anyone. Warmly recommended’ – Stephen Fry

  • ‘In this inspiring yet bracingly down-to-earth book, Christian Jarrett shows that positive personality change lies within reach. And since your beliefs about what’s possible are central to what’s actually possible, just reading Be Who You Want should get the improvements started’ – Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

  • ‘Not many people realize the pervasiveness of personality, not only for your success at school and work, but also for your mental and physical health and even your longevity. In this insightful book, Christian Jarrett shows us how to disrupt old strategies and habits and shape our character for the better. A timely and empowering book, you’ll never think about your personality in the same way again’ – Scott Barry Kaufman, Humanistic Psychologist, host of The Psychology Podcast and author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization

  • ‘There is no better guide to the psychology of personality than Christian Jarrett. Be Who You Want is fascinating and revelatory, identifying the many forces that have shaped us – and the practical ways to become a new person. Filled with compassion, wisdom, and optimism, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the science of self-transformation’ – David Robson, author of The Intelligence Trap

  • ‘It’s not an exaggeration to say this book will change your life. Be Who You Want perfectly combines fascinating research, surprising stories, and personal anecdotes to explore how picking your personality can change your daily and long-term outlook. This book is a must-read!’ – Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Indistractable

  • ‘Jarrett makes a persuasive case that personality types are more malleable than we might think’ – Tim Harford, Financial Times

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