Dr. Douglas J. Lisle – Esteem Dynamics Appearing on Marlene & Friends

Dr. Douglas J. Lisle - Esteem Dynamics

Dr. Douglas J. Lisle – Esteem Dynamics

Dr. Douglas J. Lisle, who is the founder of a new method of approaching human psychology and wellbeing describes this approach as Esteem Dynamics  – its core insights adapted from a revolutionary biological approach to psychology.

As Dr. Lisle explains in depth on his website: the number one factor in all human motivation, as well as in determining how people feel about themselves, others, and life in general, is what we have come to call the mechanism of Esteem Dynamics.“Esteem” means “to value” and Esteem Dynamics is a new methodology that is based upon a revolutionary understanding of psychology and motivation focused upon how people value themselves and others.

6There is a central tension in this process. “To value” means there is a process of evaluation. And “evaluation” means there are comparisons and judgments made. When you “evaluate” the taste of a meal, you judge it relative to other meals. When others evaluate us, it is in relation to others they are evaluating. We have to compete with many other people in order to receive positive (esteem) signals from others.

You will learn much about what makes you ‘tick’ from this interview with Dr. Lisle as well as reading his ground breaking book THE PLEASURE TRAP: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness by Douglas Lisle, Ph.D., and Alan Goldhamer, D.C., is a book that has helped change the lives of many around the globe by providing a fascinating  perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.

Dr. Douglas Lisle, who has spent the last two decades researching and studying this evolutionary syndrome, explains that all of us inherit innate incentives from our ancient ancestors that he terms The Motivational Triad: the pursuit of pleasure; the avoidance of pain; and the conservation of energy.

Current environmental concerns and how eating a health-promoting, whole natural foods diet is one of the best gifts we can give our planet and alleviate the suffering of our beloved animal kingdom.  

Esteem Dynamics facilitates the pursuit of feeling good and their goal is to help you learn new ideas that can help you to be feeling good more often – to be happier – right away.  Esteem Dynamics reveals the heart and soul of the human life process, broken down into practical problems and their solutions so that you can adopt more effective ways of living. That includes more effective ways of competing for the legitimate esteem of others, and points the way to a rather obvious and powerful truth: the more effective you become, the more feeling good you will enjoy.

Please share this work with friends, families and colleagues, everyone will benefit from the words of wisdom from Dr.Doug.

In good health







  1. Thank you so very much for interviewing Dr. Lisle. Your positive approach and the important information you both offered was just what I needed to hear today. I look forward to other interviews in your series. Again, many thanks to you.

    • Super Chris, thanks for your lovely feedback, I will let Dr. Lisle know. x Be well, Marlene.

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