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Unformatted text preview: Sample Reader Response In the first chapter of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , the author, Stephen Covey, introduces ideas and concepts that will help us understand what he believes are the seven basic principles to achieving happinessalso known as the Seven Habits. Ill summarize these concepts, as well as provide my own feedback and thoughts. In the first chapter, Inside Out, the author explains how during his research he discovered two different sets of principlesthe Character Ethic and Personality Ethic. The Character Ethic teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and only when these principles are integrated into our character can we achieve happiness. The Personality Ethic teaches that certain techniques (used to influence people into doing what you want), attitudes and a particular public image can result in happiness. Although these techniques may work, they doesnt result in long-term success. At some point, your manipulation will techniques may work, they doesnt result in long-term success....
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