Posted: November 17, 2010 in RÅnÐΦm Th☺üght§
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my kokology book

I first learned about this book from a friend back in college and have been looking for it since. I have a feeling I won’t be able to get a hold of this book again, so when I saw this at National Bookstore, I grabbed the chance. This time, it’s better: Two volumes in one 😀

I find this book by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito really interesting. It consists of psychological games that would lead you to self-discovery, and will definitely make you learn more things about yourself… things you never even thought about, but are often true; some may be rather odd. At the end of each game, you would often find yourself saying, “Yeah, that is so right.”  One thing I have learned from reading this book is that, one really grows over time.  After going thru some of the games, I realized that my answers were different a few years ago.

define kokology

Kokology reminds me of those psychological tests that my Psyc teacher used to give us back in college. The games will need your creative imagination as it will carry you to situations and ask you questions along the way. It then interprets your answers. As said in the book, it’s best when played among friends or lovers… except if you have some dirty little secrets in your closet that you wouldn’t want anyone finding out. LOL. I read this book  once to my colleagues, and selected only those that are related to sex, and we could only laugh about it!

But really, the best way to play this game besides being imaginative?.. is to be honest with your answers and take whatever comes out of your mind first. And of course, no peeking! It’s a guarantee that you will enjoy it 😉


Here’s a sample:

Pictures at an Exhibition

You are standing in front of a painting at an art museum, hands clasped behind your back as you try to take it in, when a total stranger comes up alongside you and says something to you. Which of the following does the stranger say?

  1. “Isn’t that a beautiful picture?”
  2. “What do you think of this painting?”
  3. “Excuse me, do you have the time?”
  4. “You know, I happen to be a painter myself”



Key to Pictures at an Exhibition:

The words the stranger spoke actually reflect how you react in chance encounters when meeting others. You answer reveals what kind of impression you make when meeting someone from the first time.

1. “Isn’t that a beautiful picture?” — You’re friendly and positive nature creates a great first impression on almost everyone you meet. Your only concern should be that people may not take you seriously at first.

2. “What do you think of this painting?” — You’re the type who likes to feel out the other person’s temperament before committing yourself to anything. People can sense that hesitancy, and it may color their reactions to you. You won’t step on any toes with your cautious approach, but you may end up living on other people’s terms.

3. “Excuse me, do you have the time?” — To half the world you seem like an all right sort, but to the other half you look just a little stranger. You create a first impression of living life at your own pace and maintaining individuality that some would call eccentric. You don’t place much importance on what others may be thinking or feeling. For better or worse, therein lies the secret to you.

4. “You know, I happen to be a painter myself” — On first meeting someone, you come across a little bit nervous and overeager. Maybe you’re just trying too hard to be liked, but the harder you try, the worse impression you make. Don’t worry so much about making people think you’re great – they’ll like you better if you just loosen up and relax.


  1. Trent says:

    Hey there, does that edition include Kokology volume 1 (The one with white cover) and Kokology volume 2 (The one with yellow cover) or Kokology Volume 2 and 3? Is there a Kokology volume 3?

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