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The Anatomy of Peace, 2nd Edition by The Arbinger Institute

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Going Deeper: The Four Styles of Justification

Chapters 12 and 13 introduce the four common styles of justification: better-than, worse-than, I-deserve, and need-to-be-seen-as. Many readers have told us how helpful it has been to understand these different kinds of boxes—especially to learn about the worse-than style of justification, as we didn’t explore that kind of box in our first book, Leadership and Self-Deception. Since two of the characters in The Anatomy of Peace, Carol and Avi, tend toward the worse-than style and also toward its common companion, the need-to-be-seen-as box, we were able to explore these kinds of boxes in more depth in this book.

The book discusses how better-than and I-deserve boxes, and worse-than and need-to-be-seen-as ...

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