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

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


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Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior-Anytime, Anyplace by Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Mark Mazzarella, Mark C. Mazzarella

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 we all face at work, at home, and in relationships.

How can you "hear between the lines" to detect a lie? When is intuition the best guide to making important decisions? What are the tell-tale signs of romantic attraction? How do other people "read" us? The answers lie closer than we might think. Hair style, clothing, grooming, hand gestures, the neatness of office or living room, the steadiness of the gaze, behavior around subordinates: all of these provide critical clues to a person's integrity, work habits, and sexual interests. Through vivid anecdotes and proven techniques, Dimitrius teaches us how to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision.

Whether your focus is friendship or marriage, career or family, romance or professional success, Reading People  gives you the skills you need to make sound, swift decisions and reap the benefits from a lifetime of razor-sharp insight.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345425874
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., has consulted in over six hundred jury trials, including the Rodney King, Reginald Denny, John DuPont, McMartin Preschool, and O. J. Simpson cases. She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, Larry King Live, Face the Nation, and 60 Minutes, and she has consulted with many Fortune 100 companies.

Mark Mazzarella has been a practicing trial lawyer in San Diego for twenty years. He is a past chairman of the twelve-thousand-member litigation section of the California State Bar, and he writes and lectures extensively.

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Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior--Anytime, Anyplace 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books purchased as a gift to myself in 1999. I refer to the information written within for an understanding of the people and situations I am confronted with. A great book to add to your library of hobby or professional reading of people. Jo-Ellan Dimitrius corners the silent language of 'body language' and a person's predictability.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have absolutely no famliarity with people, this book would be great start. I like the author's emphasis of behavioral context. I also appreciate the preparatory notes. However, if you are looking for something more in-depth, this may not suffice for you. There are good stories involved, but the author does not relate them adequately to the technicalities. I recommend this book to someone who is interested in getting a grip on interpersonal indicators.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book spent too much time explaining past experiences and accomplishments. Actual useful information was too sparse for my taste.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting and informative. If you are looking for ways to read people, this book gives you something to go on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you look for reliable information thoughtfully presented, as I do, you will like this book. The first author is a top-flight legal consultant specializing in jury selection. She knows what she's talking about. I especially liked the objective, analytic attitude that permeates the book. The authors never forget to qualify their statements and warn the reader that there always are exceptions and false leads. What a difference from the watered down platitudes delivered with solemn confidence that are all too common in the self-help literature! The first chapter speaks about the method---objectivity is key; there are no silver bullets; practice makes perfect. The second chapter lays out the people-reading process in broad strokes. Subsequent chapters take on specific issues: physical appearance, behavior, context, etc. Most specifics are plain common sense but there is great value in having them gathered together and systematized. There is a one-page summary of the key points at the end of each chapter. Two detailed appendices list the various signs and their possible interpretations. All in all, this book bears all the marks of a useful and trustworthy source. I enjoyed reading it and I'm sure I'll refer to it every now and then. For the time being, I'm off to the sequel: 'Putting Your Best Foot Forward.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this entire book. An intermediate revelation of various signals..what they mean in most cases..or what they could mean in others..very understandable....incorporates all possibilities...great book!