Humans are complex creatures – just look at the inner workings of any partnership or the timeless themes of art and literature. This complexity can lead to challenges in comprehending the perceptions of other people and how they color your reality. For humanity to understand this human connection, we must first understand ourselves.
In spite of advancements in technology that have allowed for more online “connection,” loneliness is on the rise. Chronic loneliness is now seen among all ages and is quickly becoming an epidemic. What can be done to solve this human disconnection in a technologically connected world?
In Creatures of Contact, Sharon Birkman explores how social psychology can help individuals truly understand not only who they are, but why they are. In understanding the ways in which humans are interconnected and similar, we gain a reverence and understanding of how and why we differ and how that can create a world that is more forgiving and more enriching.
Creatures of Contact: Why You Need More Than a Personality Test by Sharon Birkman
About the Author | Sharon Birkman
Sharon Birkman became CEO of Birkman International in 2002 and has since continued to lead our company to new levels of growth and success. In 2018, she was designated a “Power 50 Woman” by the National Council for Diversity and Inclusion, received the Houston Business Journal’s “Woman Who Means Business” award and was recognized in 2016 as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sharon helps organizations focus on personal and professional development using The Birkman Method, a comprehensive assessment of interpersonal and occupational strengths to address issues of appreciative awareness. Focusing on social psychology, Sharon and Birkman International have helped not only organizations but also individuals find their careers, voices, confidence, and relevance amid the families and groups that surround them. She wrote this book to arm you with a better, more accurate understanding of yourself and those around you so you can have the opportunity to become a stronger leader, a more effective coworker, and a happier spouse or parent.