The Chimp Paradox - Prof Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox

By Prof Steve Peters

  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Genre: Self Help
Score: 4.5
From 562 Ratings


Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:

- Recognise how your mind is working
- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be

The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.

Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.


  • Insightful Read

    By JonasSalter
    A great book
  • Changed my perspective and gave me the boost I needed.

    By leilaktt
    I remember seeing this book in the shop and always looked at it but never picked it up. I'm so glad I decided to buy it finally. I love how the book is based on scientific and real principles, which is explained and demonstrated through every day examples, it was such a nice read. The chimp paradox has taught me so much about my own mind and emotions, I often found myself in arguments or conflicts where I felt frustrated and I just didn't want to feel that way. This book helps you recognise your own chimp, as well as being aware of others aswell. It also provides many exercises throughout every chapter to help you get the most from the info. You must buy this book! If you don't need to learn about yourself it will teach you about others instead. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Life Changing

    By Costica1234
    I recommend this to anyone wanting to understand how their mind works and why sometimes we make irrational decisions. The Chimp Paradox offers a really simple and practical model to improve your life! Thank you from my heart Prof Steve Peters! ❤️
  • It changed me for the better

    By Mid01
    I am an advocate for this book! I can’t shout about it loud enough. The simplicity and flow of the reading makes it very easy to use. If you have. This book lets you see passed other people’s perceptions and negativity. If your someone who has to explain their actions, or over thinks situations then this book will begin to make you think and act in a whole different way. I now rationalize everything. Personally I think the way I handled situations before I read this book scared me. I isolated myself because I did not want to act the way I was, I knew I could not hurt anyone if I stayed by myself. I went in several anger management courses and would be ok for a few weeks. now I am able to put myself in situations and control my chimp, xx
  • Very Stimulating

    By b1narylife
    Before purchasing I saw that some reviews were stating this book is repetitive. I did not really find this to be the case but if I did find an area that wasn’t applicable to my goals I simply skimmed it. All in all this book is a power puncher and definitely worth a read. I look at my emotions differently now as well as that of others and I don’t seem to be as judgement. Buy the book and enjoy it!
  • The chimp paradox

    By Chronic Rich
    Fantastic book, would recommend this a must read.
  • Interesting insights on the mind and tips to improve

    By Dubresa
    Understanding the forces that play within oneself is what this books offers, together with the possibility to ale some practical steps to enhance life quality. The metaphors used are of great help to simplify all the areas of the brain responsible for behavioural changes and makes it easier to remember and relate
  • A must read for all teachers!

    By GMN 3
    As a teacher involved in the development of student wellbeing I was looking for a tool that students could use during their time at school and when they leave. As educators we talk a lot about lifelong learning but apart from CV building what life tools do we really give them? For me understanding the emotional part of the brain (the inner chimp) is essential for students to mature and take responsibility for their own actions. We use the teachings from this book on a whole school level and have been amazed by the benefits seen. This really is a must for all educators!!!
  • The Chimp Paradox

    By DIA strikes again
    What a fascinating insight into the human mind! I found this very easy to read, partly because it was broken down into quite short chapters, partly because the practical examples used to illustrate the concepts made it very accessible and partly because it seemed so relevant to my own situation. It didn't demand a big time commitment and I found I was applying it to everyday life, analysing other people's conversations! It covered lots of different topics such as happiness, self confidence and health and wellbeing. It has certainly helped me see life in a more positive way and to control my chimp! Highly recommended!
  • Monkey Business

    By GeneralAdz
    This book confimrs the fact that you have a chimp inside you that cannot change or be changed, but hey you can manage it. This book has been very insightful to me. The Stone of Life has been truly helpful and a very valauble tool. I highly recommend this book if you are a doubter or keep beating yourself up with no real reason to do so. I am now managing my chimp.