Reading people quickly, deciphering body language, spotting lies and understanding human nature. Is it possible to analyze people without them saying a word? Yes it is. Learn how to become a "mind reader" and make deep connections.
Read People Like a Book is not a normal book about body language or facial expressions. Yes, it includes all of these things as well as new techniques on how to truly spot lies in your daily life, but this book is more about understanding human psychology and nature. We are who we are based on our experiences and past, and this more than anything guides our habits and behavior. Parts of this book read like the most interesting and applicable psychology textbook you have ever read. Look inside yourself and others! Understand the subtle signals you are sending out and increase your emotional intelligence.
Patrick King is an international bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws on a variety of sources, from academic research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.
The art of reading and analyzing people is really the art of understanding human nature. Think of it as a cheat code that allows you to see through people's actions and words. Decipher people's thoughts and intentions and you can go in any direction you want with them.
I read this book because I sometimes find it difficult to understand people's intentions. Overall, this is an interesting book that deals with psychology and personality types research such as MBTI and Keirsey. I disagree with some of the stereotyped parts, but in general the message is “look for context and then try to understand people”.
There were some interesting parts, especially towards the end, but the constant reminders that reading people is not an exact science became very annoying. I would also appreciate links to research and other sources of information to delve deeper into the sections.
Not a bad book, not revolutionary, but a very good summary. May be better for beginners or intermediate learners with minds of people.