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How to Analyze People on Sight
     

How to Analyze People on Sight

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by Elsie Lincoln Benedict, Ralph Paine Benedict
 

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In their classic How to Analyze People on Sight, published in 1921, the Benedicts divide humanity into five types, all of which are full of the most deliciously blatant stereotypes known to man. Fat people enjoy life! "Cerebral" types have large heads! Muscular people like to work, but don't like to think too hard. Also, they have square jaws. People with a large lung

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In their classic How to Analyze People on Sight, published in 1921, the Benedicts divide humanity into five types, all of which are full of the most deliciously blatant stereotypes known to man. Fat people enjoy life! "Cerebral" types have large heads! Muscular people like to work, but don't like to think too hard. Also, they have square jaws. People with a large lung capacity should marry other people with large lungs.

The beginning of the work makes it clear the course in which it will run. "The most essential thing in the world to any individual is to understand himself. The next is to understand the other fellow. For life is largely a problem of running your own car as it was built to be run, plus getting along with the other drivers on the highway. From this book you are going to learn which type of car you are and the main reasons why you have not been getting the maximum of service out of yourself."

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ISBN-13:
9781617204364
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
669,377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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How to Analyze People on Sight 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Mr_Erich_Davis More than 1 year ago
I think this author has excellent skills of observation. And her conclusions for the most part are right on. The challenge for me to read this work is dealing with the extremes in her five personality types. I know she gives a disclaimer in the first chapter outlining the types by saying that most people are a blend of these types. The extremes seem to be common enough sterotypes. Popular labels applied to a group by society. Strictly along the lines of body type and then associated behavior. It's good that she put the disclaimer in there, because i'm sure alot of people who read this work and identify themselves within her world view could possibly be offended. I read this work objectively, and in comparison with similar styles of work that tend to judge a book accurately by its cover. The information in this book is compeling, however I prefer to be reserved in applying the concepts to real world situations.
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Padded in. ((Sorry, l meant res 17
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Perhaps this was good writing and acceptable language in the 1920"s when this came out but I was appalled. Insulted. But I did learn something from it....
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