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Stories We Live By : Personal Myths and the Making of the Self
McAdams, Dan P.
Guilford Publications / Softcover / 1997-03-01 / 1572301880
Collaborative Therapies / Self Help
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336 pages
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Ideal for mental health professionals interested in the rich potential a narrative perspective offers, this revealing and innovative book demonstrates that people develop a sense of self through the creation of personal myths. It challenges the traditional view that personalities are formed by fixed, unchanging characteristics or by predictable stages through which every individual travels, and it persuasively argues that we are the stories we tell. Based on more than 10 years of research and hundreds of first-hand interviews, the book explores the intimate connection between personal myths and perceptions, relationships, and life choices.

Table of Contents
Introduction : Life and Myth
I. Making Lives into Stories
1. The Meaning of Stories
2. Narrative Tone and Imagery
3. Theme and Ideological Setting
4. Becoming the Mythmaker
II. Story Characters
5. Character and Imago
6. Agentic and Communal Characters
III. The Mythic Challenge of Adulthood
7. Identity, Malaise, and Faith
8. Putting It Together in Mid-life
9. Generating New Beginnings
10. Exploring Your Myth
Epilogue: Beyond Story
Appendix 1: Agency and Communion
Appendix 2: Nuclear Episodes

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