Mindreader: The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really AreBy David J. Lieberman
Tired of guessing what they're really thinking? Read people in every situation--in person, on a screen, or in writing--using the new science of psycholinguistics, from a New York Times bestselling author and consultant to the FBI, CIA, and NSA.
"A treasure trove of concepts, ideas, and tools that we can all master to be safer and happier. It's a must-read!"--Joe Navarro, author of Dangerous Personalities
What did your boss mean in that email? Is your mechanic stretching the truth? Whether you're engaged in a casual conversation or a high-stakes negotiation, it's critical to understand the subtext of a situation. But with so much interaction happening on screens--via email, texts, or video chat--we are losing the ability to interpret expressions and cues. Furthermore, since many are now savvy about the meaning of body language, it's become even harder to discern someone's true thoughts or intentions.
A leading lie-detection expert who instructs the FBI and other security agencies, noted psychotherapist David Lieberman, PhD, takes "people reading" to a whole new level. Drawing on the latest research in psycholinguistics--the cues embedded in spoken and written speech--he shows you how to apply his cutting-edge methods to countless everyday situations, including:
- Detecting the messaging behind passive language, personal or impersonal descriptions, and level of detail.
- Determining whether someone's account of any incident is the truth or a work of fiction.
- Finding out whether a potential hire, dating app match, or new babysitter is trustworthy or hiding something.
Nobody wants to be played a fool. Mindreader will help us identify who can be trusted, and who may be out to get us.