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Must Read Personality Development Books

7 Must Read Personality Development Books (on growth and self improvement)

by Hibathu Naseer

It is true that books are your best friends.

In choosing the best kinds of books, you can learn a lot, transform your mindset and adopt many positive things into your life. One who grows without reading will eventually become stunted.

Personality Development books are often undermined by many readers because it appears as “advice-giving” and seems non-genuine. The truth is that there are tonnes of books out there that can really help you to improve yourself.

The key is to search and find books that you actually need- are you interested in spirituality, do you want to adopt an optimistic mindset, or are you looking for ways to be wealthy? Ask yourself what you want to improve to find the self-help books that suit you the best.

Here are 7 must read personality development books from a wide range that contain valuable content which might be just what you need to help you grow.

1. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Must Read Personality Development Books

The essence of The Obstacle is the Way can be seen in the title itself- our adversity can be turned into our advantage. Ryan Holiday walks us through the process of this proven strategy. Men and women in history who have achieved great things were not exceptionally brilliant or lucky. They simply followed the age-old principle of achieving excellence in any and every situation. This is a very good book if you want to master the art of being successful.

2. The Tipping Point: How Little Things can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Must Read Personality Development Books

In this widely acclaimed best-seller, Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon - the magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. This book belongs to the business non-fiction category and will inspire aspiring or established entrepreneurs to bring creative ideas which could help them grow. The Tipping Point is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

3. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Must Read Personality Development Books

Atomic Habits is a masterpiece book on the strategies to reform your habits and break bad ones. James Clear is one of the world's leading experts on habit formation. The habits you have, play a crucial role in personal development. This book reshapes the way we think about growth and success. Irrespective of which field you are in, this book will give you lots of valuable insights to apply in your daily life.

4. Essentialism by Greg Mckeown

“Remember that if you don’t prioritize your life someone else will.”

Must Read Personality Development Books

Essentialism is an amazing self-help book on productivity and prioritizing the things in our lives. It has a powerful message on how to get the right things done. Investing our time and energy at the right places is very crucial no matter what field we are in. This book is for people who find themselves busy almost all the time yet fail to find satisfaction and productivity.

5. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

This book will help you in the process of making important decisions. As complicated as the human mind is, our thoughts are so many that we are often unable to separate the unwanted ones. The Art of Thinking Clearly is an eye-opening look at human reasoning explained engagingly with anecdotes and practical examples. Simple and surprising, this book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making abilities.

6. I Have a Dream by Rashmi Bansal

Must Read Personality Development Books

I Have a Dream by Rashmi Bansal is a book that will inspire any aspiring entrepreneur. It contains the stories of 20 idealists who think and act like entrepreneurs. Each story explains the importance of venturing into untaken paths and ignoring people’s comments on being “eccentric”. Inspiration can be found on every page you turn and is a must-read for all business men and women.

7. Dream with your Eyes Open by Ronnie Screwvala

“I am too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”

Dream with Your Eyes Open by Ronnie Screwvala shares failures and triumphs in a simple narrative that could help you gain better knowledge on entrepreneurship and give you a fighting chance when it comes to realizing your dreams in this tough world. It is written in a very engaging style with anecdotes and practical examples.

Are you ready to learn new things and grow? Grab a book that suits you from the above list and let the growing process begin!

- Hibathu Naseer

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