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  • 400 pages
  • Supernormal
  • Meg Jay
  • 01 August 2015

10 thoughts on “Supernormal

  1. Serena Serena says:

    I pick up different books for different reasons Some I choose because I'm ready to go on an extraordinary adventure Others are chosen for as a way to escape into light happy fun Still others I choose with an eye towards learning professionally or personally This book about resilience was chosen with my teacher brain as a way to dig into psychological experiences my students may have and tips to support them Written by psychologist Meg Jay this book relates stories and lessons from resilient clients she works with who have faced tremendous adversity in their livesOn starting the book I immediately began searching for the deeper take away message What I was getting from the first few chapters was Supernormals ie resilient people who have experienced notable adversity particularly in their childhood will be alright Adversity doesn't necessary cause a lot of damage or accurately lasting damage to people Sometimes facing adversity can lead to benefits Hmm in my teacher brain I was not liking the message Is it really productive to downplay the harm that adversity can do to children? Teachers need to be alert to adversities and try to combat them not brush them off because kids will be alright I almost put down the bookSomething kept me reading though and I'm glad it did The lens through which I read the author's many illustrative stories about her clients began to shift Instead of seeing each client as a pastfuture student I started to see in each client a little bit of myself It was unsettling and I felt a little vulnerable reading and relating to each story The message that I had initially picked up on supernormal will be alright damage doesn't last etc transformed into YOU will be alright YOU are not damaged YOU are better for your experiences When I began to see myself in every story the book and message became transformative and deeply healing Reading about Jay's therapy sessions was a lot like attending therapy myself In that way writing this review is a little uncomfortable too Who publicly reviews therapy sessions? However this book is so excellent that I want to share honestly why you should probably read it tooMany many readers will get something out of this book Jay suggests that young adults are those for whom life's adversities are most fresh and readily available to the mind so I would especially suggest this book to younger readers Everyone will see themselves in at least some of Jay's stories because who hasn't faced adversity in their lives? You will learn something about yourself or someone close to you

  2. Shirley Revill Shirley Revill says:

    Very well written audiobook but I must admit I struggled with this bookWill try a paper back edition at a later date

  3. صفية صفية says:

    I always loved survivors stories and I guess that I finally have a somewhat explanation for why “The ‘normal man’” concluded the Goertzels “is not a likely candidate for the Hall of Fame” Through her book Dr Jay tried to endow the reader with an insight of what it is like to be resilient or accurately that there is almost no one has it the easiest way in life Adversities may vary but their impact is the same on our amygdala anyway so why should it matter if you grew up in a poor household were abused So naturally I was drawn to the mechanisms that these people develop to thrive and I was overwhelmed by their determination to change “I don’t understand failure” she said “If you want to do something badly enough you make it happen” They set goals and make posters for themselves—“Be excellent”—and they do this knowing that being excellent comes not just from having some prodigious raw materials but also—or perhaps even —from being willing and able to put those raw materials to work Excellence it turns out is the best deterrent to any form of discrimination based on difference I learnt a few things about how people adapt in similar situations how they try to escape and as a result thrive to become supernormals This year I feel like I've read a lot of self help and therapy related books but on the overall “Life itself” said psychoanalyst Karen Horney “still remains a very effective therapist” Highly recommend this one

  4. Rita Arens Rita Arens says:

    Interesting and entertaining read that reassures us we are not predestined to any behavior “When I suggested to Jennifer that once she had children rather than becoming understanding of her parents she might find she is even less understanding of the choices they made she began to cry with relief” Zero reflection on my parents as parents but much how I feel societally when especially white old people say “That’s just how he was raised” As a parent now I say woman up That’s BS and we all know it You are independent of how you are raised and as a parent have a higher calling to answer to the future Your kid needs something? Sit down and listen You think teenage hormones are personal? They’re not Get over yourself Teens need to separate from their parents or they’ll live in our basements forever The transition can be messy Choose your reactions accordingly Resilience? Yes please Good read

  5. Joy Joy says:

    It's going to be awhile before I find the right words for what I think about Supernormal So much to digest It's a little overwhelming to be thrown into the lives of the resilient kids and the adults they become heartbreaking and hopeful So for right now I'm going with Wow

  6. Stephanie Thoma Stephanie Thoma says:

    This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about their own childhood adversity and resilience or the experience of a loved one Jay writes in a thoughtful comprehensive and conversational way that takes you from one page to the next seamlesslySome notes that stood out 75% of children of divorce say it changed them 2x as likely to say their childhoods were cut short in a study of prisoners the most predictive feature of long term suffering wasn’t the extent of abuse but their internalization of it anger has a bad wrap as being unproductive or unhealthy but it can be synonymous with passion garnering action and perseverance children often create cover stories or downplayed relatable versions of events to share with peers you’re either Batman hiding your secrets or iron man open about it all not ashamed or hiding people don’t learn from the mistakes of others but by their observations of negative conseuences

  7. Shy Shy says:

    In the long run what goes right matters than what goes wrongI love Meg Jay; she is one of my favorite nonfiction authors Jay can take a vast amount of research and organize it into a digestible moving narrative This book explores the idea of family heroes people who have overcome child adversities to achieve extraordinary or supernormal lives Jay uses psychological studies world events her own client's narratives and to weave through topics of child adversity and how it affects people into adulthoodIt was difficult for me to find a favorite chapter; they seemed to get better and better as I read If you like psychology or are in the business of working with people education social work etc then you should definitely read this book Still if you are human you must read this booktw trauma

  8. Lori Lori says:

    I was a goodreads giveaway winner of this book Supernormal is from is written by clinical Psychologist Meg Jay She writes of clients who have survived their childhoods She lists many subjects of what her clients have gone through to make them supernormal Some of her clients had abusive parents or siblings others had parents who divorced and rarely saw the other parent she writes of clients whose parents were drug addicts or were mentally ill and many other obstacles they faced in childhood and are now trying to live their adult lives she writes about how they had to learn to be resilient Pretty good book on learning to cope with that not so perfect childhood

  9. Tiffany Rose Tiffany Rose says:

    Supernormal takes us on a journey through the lives of the authors patients It shows us how many of the things we've gone through others have as well It shows us that we aren't alone It shows us we are resilient

  10. Heidi Heidi says:

    This was an EXCELLENT bookThoroughly interesting to look at adversity in a slightly different light

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Supernormal[PDF / Epub] ☉ Supernormal By Meg Jay – In this seminal new study of resilience Meg Jay tells the stories of a diverse group of people who have overcome trauma in their childhoods to go on and live successful lives as adults These are the ' In this seminal new study of resilience Meg Jay tells the stories of a diverse group of people who have overcome trauma in their childhoods to go on and live successful lives as adults These are the 'Supernormal' who having shouldered greater than average hardship as children defy expectation and achieve better than average success as adults But how and at what costWhether it was experiencing parental divorce or growing up with an alcohol or drug abusing parent living with a parent or sibling with mental illness being bullied living in poverty being a witness to domestic violence suffering physical or emotional neglect the people Meg Jay introduces us to are all survivors She explores what they have in common that made it possible for them to transcend the trauma of their early years and to build successful adult lives And she asks the uestions What was the cost of developing those powers And having survived even thrived how do you go on and build a trusting fulfilled lifeDrawing on her clinical experience with survivors of childhood trauma Meg Jay documents ordinary people made extraordinary by the experience of all too common trauma Bringing together personal scientific and cultural knowledge Jay gives a voice to the experience of the 'Supernormal' furnishes them with the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths and gives a window into their world for those who seek to understand them.

About the Author: Meg Jay

She is an clinical assistant professor at the University of Virginia and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville VirginiaDr Jay’s book The Defining Decade was a Slatecom Staff Pick and her TED talk “Why Is Not the New ″ has been viewed than million times Her work has appeared in the New York Times Los Angeles Times USA Today Forbes Psychology Today and NPR.