What appealed to me immediately was the casual nature of the writing considering the subject. It felt much more like a "talk" than a "lecture" if that makes sense. Obviously this means nothing if the information it's conveying isn't both interesting and informative but in this case I found it to be both!
What you walk away with here isn't a guide to reading people, or worse manipulating them, but a good groundwork for fine tuning your perception of other's subconscious signals that they're broadcasting- if you know how to spot them. While it does discuss "tells" (that are generally clear once observed repeatedly) the author is quick to point out that aside from these proven indicators the same signals that could indicate deceit could also indicate other emotions as well. It's important to be reminded of this, especially when you are newly armed with this knowledge and excited to test it out. After reading this you should be in a better position to analyze these signals, know what to look for, and why exactly we broadcast them in the first place.
Interesting book with a voice that strikes a nice balance between a textbook and a "fun read" very nicely. I would gladly read future titles!
Understand personality traits, character, emotions, and values through pure observation or simple questions.
Analyzing people in a flash - it’s not easy, and it’s not simple. But that’s because you don’t know the tools inside this book.
People give us more information than they realize. Learn to decipher all of it to further your goals.
Think Like a Psychologist is about working backwards from the person in front of you. You will learn to draw conclusions about people’s emotions, behavior, past experiences, and overall personality and temperament based on small yet important pieces of information. From this analysis, you will gain enormous insight into the people around you, new and old.
You may not be able to read people’s minds, but armed with knowledge about behavioral tendencies, developmental psychology, motivation and personality theories, and nature versus nurture, you will always possess deeper comprehension that others may not even have about themselves. And of course, there is an element of lie detection.
Understanding others is an opening to understanding yourself and self-awareness.
Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.
Analyze people for better social interactions, less conflict, more likability, and the ability to open people up.
•Learn the most widespread personality evaluation methods.
•Unlock the power of analyzing simple answers to simple questions.
•How motivation theories drive our behaviors.
•Read people’s emotions and social cues.
•Scientific body language and facial expressions.