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Paperback Reading People : How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior - Anytime, Anyplace Book

ISBN: 0345425871

ISBN13: 9780345425874

Reading People : How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior - Anytime, Anyplace

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America's top jury consultant, Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, can literally read a person like a book. By decoding the hidden messages in appearance, tone of voice, facial expression, and personal habit, she has accurately predicted the behavior of jurors, witnesses, lawyers, and judges in some of the most celebrated trials of the past two decades. Now in this phenomenal new book, she applies the secrets of her extraordinary success to the everyday situations...

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Excellent, quite underrated

Initially, I almost did not buy this book based upon the negative reviews it had garnered from other readers. However, based upon the author's outstanding reputation in the legal field, I decided to give it a try. I'm really glad I did. Ms. Dimitrius has written an excellent book on this topic, one that will guide you to insights to yourself as well as other people. It was very thought-provoking, and has a nuanced and balanced approach to the discipline.

Reading People by Dimitrius

The book is excellent for the money. It will help glean the dynamics of behavioral patterns in people. The author describes modes of behavior in face-to-face, telephone and written memoranda. There are patterns to be discovered. These patterns are striking traits, extremes, deviations from the norm, predictive traits and a whole host of behaviors too numerous to list here. Do you deal extensively with people? If the answer is yes, this book will help you. The author even classifies people by hair style:Men with short hair tend to be sports oriented, highly structuredwhile trendy and sometimes conservative. Women tend to be artistic and some want attention. Honest people tend to be relaxed. Dishonest people talk fast with changing voice patterns and sometimes they lean forward. Attentive people have good eye contact. They stand still. Frustrated people utter repetitively.Good listeners do not interrupt. This work is a classic if you are willing to review the contents carefully and apply the techniques dispassionately.

We live with people, might as well learn how to read them

This book is set up to help you (1) understand people (2) discover meaningful and reliable patterns (3) provides information on what outward appearance says about the person (4) she explains symptoms of Honesty and Dishonesty, of Boredom, of Depression, of indecision and much more. * Reading People is a great book for people in all kinds of roles, from leaders to people looking to enter into a relationship. she accurately described my friends and myself based on clothes, body language, voice, speech, life style, etc. She makes a living from reading people and this makes her book that much more creditable. * Most importantly she teaches you how to look for consistent because she says the longer a person engages in a particular type of behavior, the more likely it reflects a core belief or quality. She tells you what a particular behavior might mean, but as I mentioned earlier, throughout the whole book she stresses to look for consistent behavior, speech, and appearance. Life is full of deceitful people so she explains how to spot a hypocrite, by simply observing how he treats other people around him, including waiters. You will only get results based on your effort to understand people. Its a little guide to understanding just when is seems that people couldn't be more confusing, this book make people look much more predictable and more understandable. Bottom Line: If you are interested in having little advantage or you desire to know what to expect from the people you know and meet, read this book because this is exactly what she teaches you, including examples from her job.

Ever find out too late what someone's really like?

I originally picked up this book at the library, hoping it might give me quick tips for my sales job. It didn't, but what it did give me was a way to better understand people. I had to buy a copy for myself to read again, and I'm getting as much out of it the second time. Yes, a lot is common sense, but this book goes beyond common sense and stereotypes to help us see what's underneath the clothes, skin color, etc. I have found it to be a helpful aid to choosing the people I want in my life. I also found it enjoyable to read because of my interest in people and psychology.

When read thoughtfully and from beginning to end, excellent.

I find it interesting that reviewers either loved this book or hated it. I think when read in its entirety, and not as a cookbook to human behavior, it is most helpful and thoughtful. I took from this book the importance of not stereotyping or jumping to conclusions about people. Rather, the authors convincingly state reasons for looking for patterns, observing what people do and say, truly listening to others and projecting to others what you really mean to project. I think the disappointed reviewers who made comments here were looking for ways to make snap judgments and fulfilled their own negative expectations. I was looking for insight and ways to avoid making snap judgments and I found them. Thank you to the authors. I'd love to attend a seminar by these people.
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