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This book is not a collection of recycled ideas about body language. It does not suggest that a woman¡¯s hairstyle will give us unprecedented access into her soul, neither does it draw wildly ambiguous generalities about people based on our intuition or gut instinct, nor does it reach conclusions based on how she folds her hands or he ties his shoelaces. This book contains specific, practical, and proven, psychological techniques that you can use to know a person¡¯s thoughts and feelings at anytime--often within minutes. Because the techniques can be applied instantly to any person in just about any situation, Dr. Lieberman has demonstrated their ease and accuracy on hundreds of television and radio programs. In a special report for FOX News, host Jeff Rosin declared, ¡°It¡¯s simply amazing! I was with him and he was never wrong . . . not even once. I even learned how to do it and that¡¯s saying something.¡± In fact, Dr. Lieberman has gone ¡°head-to-head¡± on live television, with skilled polygraph examiners and scored just as well¡ªevery time. You Can Read Anyone shows step-by-step exactly how to tell what someone is thinking and feeling in real-life situations. And when the stakes are high¡ªnegotiations, interrogations, questions of abuse, theft, or fraud-- knowing who is out for you, and who is out to get you (or a loved one) can save you time, money, energy, and heartache. The New York Times put it best. In a feature article they simply said, ¡°Don¡¯t lie to David Lieberman¡±. And now you too, can learn the most important psychological tools governing human behavior and do more than just put the odds in your favor. Set up the game so that you can¡¯t lose. A peak at what you'll learn: THE ULTIMATE BLUFF BUSTER: How would you like to know if the guy sitting across the poker table from you really has a full house or just a pair of deuces? Or if your top executive is serious about quitting if he doesn't get a raise? Find out if your opponent is feeling good about his chances or just putting up a good front dead giveaway a poker player is bluffing /sure fire sign good hand, even pros give themselves away IS THIS PERSON HIDING ANYTHING? Don't get the wool pulled over your eyes! The next time you have a "sneaking" suspicion, that someone may be "up" to something, casually find out if anyone- kids, coworker, spouse, or friend--is keeping something from you Alibi Tester IS HE INTERESTED OR ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME? If you want to find out if your date likes you or not; if your co-worker is really interested in helping you with your project; or if your prospect is interested in your product, learn how to know, every time. WHOSE SIDE IS SHE REALLY ON? Is she out for you, or to get you? If you think that someone may be sabotaging your efforts, when she appears to be cooperating, find out whose side anyone is on, and fast. EMOTIONAL PROFILE: Learn the signs of emotional instability and potential for violence. From a blind date to the baby-sitter to a coworker, know what to look for, and what questions to ask, in order to protect you and your loved ones. David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and internationally recognized leader in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Techniques based on his six books, which have been translated into twenty languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, are used by the FBI, The Department of the Navy, Fortune 500 companies, and by governments, corporations, and mental health professionals in more than twenty-five countries. Dr. Lieberman whose work has been featured in publications around the world has also appeared as a guest expert on more than two hundred programs such as: The Today Show, Fox News (Fox & Friends, The O¡¯Reilly Factor), CNN, NPR, BBC, The Montel Williams Show, and The View.

Customer Reviews:

  • You Can Read Anyone - well not really
    This book certainly does not allow you to read anyone. It covers topics in a very broad view. It will give you ideas on how to interact with someone in order to discover if they are telling the truth or not however you need to dig deeper into the subject to really apply such a procss. The problem is that this book does not delve deep enough and you are forced to find other sources to better apply the strategies. If you're looking for a lite read that will give you ideas and the incentive to study the topics discussed then this is a good book to start with. However you could just purchase a better book in the first place that will tell you more about Reading People....more info
  • Boring and poorly organized
    This book is unorganized and hard to follow. Here and there, there are interesting ideas but some of them are not explored sufficiently. For example the author brings up "Eye-Accessing Cues" at the end of chapter 4 which is very important but he only writes a few simple paragraphs on the issue which is not enough.

    If you want to know more about body language and how to read people I recommend "The Definitive Book of Body Language" by Allan and Barbara Pease....more info
  • GREAT BOOK , A MUST HAVE
    IT IS A MUST HAVE HE WILL MAKE YOU SEE PEOPLE DIFFERANTLY .
    IM LOOKING IN TO BUYING MORE OF HIS BOOKS AFTER READING THIS ONE ...more info
  • Don't buy this book if you really want to learn about this stuff.
    This is yet another "buy-this-to-get-the-secrets" book aimed at corporate America, exploiting that mainstream desperate, competitive edge. But when examined closely, this book really doesn't give you any helpful tools to use in the social arena of reading others' sincerity; it is anecdotal, non-rational, and provides examples that are too narrow and templative to provide a deductive understanding of this concept. There are no photos at all, only insets of anecdotal fictions used to describe what the author says you should do. It amounts to an poser's list of conversational phrases and maneuvering tactics to bludgeon out responses from other people, and will just make you look like the confrontational equivalent of a Stephen Covey geek.

    If you really want to learn how to perceive non-verbal stress, self-doubt, insecurity, etc., if you want to learn the *gestures* that exhibit these things, buy the book "What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People." It is full of photos and it describes the underlying instincts causing all of them. Needless to say, it also has a more substantial and academic bibliography.
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  • One of the top 10 self help books ever!
    I have never reviewed a book before but I am so struck and disturbed by the cattiness and vindictiveness of Jen's "review" of a book, she admits to never reading,that I am writing my first one.
    I am a lover of self help books. Name the big ones and I own it. I have read most of Lieberman's books and found them to be fast paced, insightful and easy to read. This book struck me as different because of the depth. The first part is cool techniques on how to read people and examples that make it usable and very relatable. I thought the part about how people use pronouns to distance themselves from events to be brilliant ( see page 34) Here is where I felt this book was different - the last couple of chapters were especially insightful and deep. It helped me to understand how self esteem colors the way we see the world. It helped me to understand what motivates people at the core and helped me to understand what motivates me. This is truly a OUTSTANDING book. One of the top 10 self help books that I have ever read....more info
  • I know what you are thinking.....
    Well, it feels like i do after reading David Lieberman's "You can read anyone". It was such riveting reading that i couldn't put it down for a whole week reading the pages over and over again to see if i missed out on any new information.

    I love the theory followed by example format which was chosen and even tested some examples in real life. Whilst i cannot say it works 100% of the time, i find it still very compelling to read and try out. Its funny to see that sometimes human behaviour can be so predicable.

    All in all.... a very interesting book. ...more info
  • What the?
    I ordered the audio download to listen to while driving. Unlike other audio books, some quite complex, I couldn't follow what the author was talking about. I felt like the version I got was missing every other page. The techniques discuss were very narrowly applicable. In my opinion, the book has a killer title, but only mediocre content. Although he touches on many uses of reading people, like in sales or on a date, none of it had legitimate depth and none of it was easy to follow. His other book, "Never be Lied to Again" was better written, easier to follow and fulfilled one's assumptions base on the tile's words. This one? Not that great....more info
  • Good Read
    I enjoyed this book. Thought it had some useful tidbits, but I wouldn't say that it could be easily applied in every situation. I think you'd have to practice and know your "audience", before applying some of his logic.

    After reading this book, I know I've had someone apply one of these principles to me at one time. I'm a fairly open person and I wish they would've come right out and asked me instead of me "reading them" and what they were trying to get at. Of course, not everyone is as open, so these tips may help in discovering another person.



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  • You've got to be kidding!
    While there are some gems in this book, they are pretty darn sparse.
    It seems more like a self-promoting book on his "SNAP" method.
    What is SNAP?
    I could care less, and you'll likely feel the same after reading this book.
    It starts with really weak routines to glean information. Some are OK, but overall the system needs a lot of work. As soon as he suggested listening to recordings of people speaking played backward in order to listen to the subconscious mind, I was out of there!
    I'll likely return this book which claims to be a science, but is more a self-promoting new age religion that at best is marginal, and at worst will anger people, and make them feel used. Hardly a rapport building philosophy, or a way to get to the truth in most cases.
    I'd pass on this book!...more info
  • You Can Read Anyone - well not really
    This book certainly does not allow you to read anyone. It covers topics in a very broad view. It will give you ideas on how to interact with someone in order to discover if they are telling the truth or not however you need to dig deeper into the subject to really apply such a procss. The problem is that this book does not delve deep enough and you are forced to find other sources to better apply the strategies. If you're looking for a lite read that will give you ideas and the incentive to study the topics discussed then this is a good book to start with. However you could just purchase a better book in the first place that will tell you more about Reading People....more info
  • YOU HAVE TO READ IT TO BELIEVE IT

    I am giddy from this book. I think it's important to know exactly what you can do with these tools. So the entire table of contents is below with a asterick by my favorites! Also, a little about how the book works is added too. Not all of the technqiues are easy to use, but most are. Some admitingly go a little over my head, but my boss seems to have figured them out. Anyway, plenty here for even us average folks!

    Section I

    The Seven Basic Questions
    Learn how to find out, quickly and easily,
    what anyone is thinking and feeling in any
    situation or circumstance.


    Chapter 1: Is this Person Hiding Anything? | 15

    Don't get the wool pulled over your eyes! The next time you
    suspect someone is hiding something, use these techniques to
    casually find out if anyone--kids, co-workers, employees, or
    friends--is keeping something from you.

    Chapter 2: Thumbs Up or Down:
    Does He Like It or Not? | 29

    When you can't figure out if a person has a favorable or unfavorable
    impression of someone or something, employ these
    strategies to learn what he is really thinking regardless of what
    he says.

    Chapter 3: Is She Confident or Just Trying to
    Play It Cool? | 43

    Want to know if the person sitting across the table from you
    really has a full house? Is your top executive serious about quitting
    if he doesn't get a raise? The next time you're in an interrogation,
    negotiation, or just playing poker, use these
    techniques to find out if your opponent is feeling good about
    his chances or simply putting up a good front.



    Chapter 4: How Are Things... Really? | 57

    How did your co-worker's meeting go? Is your new neighbor's
    girlfriend a keeper or on the way out? Is your employee truly
    happy with his new assignment? These tactics will reveal to you
    what someone is really feeling regardless of how tight-lipped he
    is.

    Chapter 5: Gauging Interest Levels: Is He Interested,
    or Are You Wasting Your Time? | 69

    Does your date like you or not? Does your co-worker really
    want to help you with your project? Is your prospect really
    interested in your product? Use these techniques to quickly
    find out.

    Chapter 6: Ally or Saboteur:
    Whose Side Is She Really On? | 81

    Is she for you or out to get you? If you think someone who
    appears to be cooperating is really sabotaging your efforts,
    follow this strategy to quickly find out whose side she's really
    on.

    Chapter 7: Emotional Profile: Learn How Safe,
    Stable, and Sane a Person Is. | 95

    Through casual observance or a two-minute conversation, you
    can learn the warning signs of emotional instability and the
    potential for violence. Gain the advantage of knowing what to
    look for--in anyone--and what questions to ask to protect
    you and your loved ones.



    Section II

    Blueprints to the Mind--

    Understanding the Decision-making Process
    Go beyond reading basic thoughts and feelings:
    Learn how people think so you can profile anyone,
    predict behavior, and understand a person better
    than he understands himself.

    Chapter 8: S.N.A.P. Is Not Based on Personality
    Types | 109

    Discover why human nature gives us a consistent and reliable
    indication of thought, attitude, and behavior.

    Chapter 9: The Primary Colors of Thought | 113

    Learn how and why our thought and decision-making processes
    are largely pre-programmed and can be predicted with
    near pinpoint accuracy.

    Chapter 10: How and Why We Think
    What We Do | 121

    An in-depth psychological exploration of the process of
    thought and the role of the ego.

    Chapter 11: The Impact of Self-Esteem:
    The Big Six | 127

    Understanding the powerful role of self-esteem in the decision-
    making process and how it shapes our reality.



    Chapter 12: Does He Have High Self-Esteem,

    or Is He Just Pretending?

    The Five Pitfalls | 139
    Don't fall prey to the five most common mistakes when evaluating
    a person's level of self-esteem! Learn the differences
    between a person who likes himself (self-esteem) and a person
    who is simply full of himself (big ego).

    Chapter 13: The Self-Esteem Detector: Determining
    A Person's Level of Self-Esteem | 145

    Learn the fool-proof method to quickly and easily determine
    how much self-esteem another person really has.

    Chapter 14: Three-Type Profile | 149

    Find out how to gauge anyone's general outlook on himself,
    and on his life, based upon the three major profiles.

    Chapter 15: The Art and Science of Profiling:
    Real-World Examples | 157

    Sharpen your skills and see how to apply your new understanding
    of human nature with real-life examples.

    Conclusion | 179
    Bibliography | 181
    About The Author | 183



    How to Use the Book

    Section I of this book shows you how to speed-read other
    people to quickly determine their basic thoughts, feelings, and
    emotions. The system works with any person, place, idea, or
    situation. For example, in just minutes you can determine if
    someone is interested or not, confident or scared, being
    honest, or hiding something.

    In this section, we focus on seven major questions you
    may have regarding another's thoughts and intentions by
    using an array of real-life examples to illustrate how the techniques
    are easily applied. Each chapter in the book contains a
    variety of observational and conversational techniques.

    In some cases, you will not be able to directly engage the
    person from whom you need information in conversation. In
    these situations, you'll use a strategy that employs a variety of
    signs and signals. At other times, you'll be able to interact with
    the individual in question, so more sophisticated strategies
    can be used.

    Section II comes into play when there are situations in which
    you will want greater insight. In this section, you will learn
    how to build a near-perfect profile of anyone, how to tell what
    someone is thinking or feeling, and how to predict what he or
    she will do next.

    For instance, by applying the techniques in Section I, you
    will be able to tell if your date is interested in you. Then, you
    can later do a complete profile if you want to know how he or
    she will respond to anything you say or do. When negotiating,
    you can quickly measure the other party's levels of honesty
    and confidence.



    But if you want to know how he will proceed, how to measure
    his flexibility, or detect his hot buttons, you can use this
    psychological strategy to quickly and discreetly build a complete
    profile.

    Using specific, real-world examples, you will learn how to
    tell whether a juror will be hard or easy to sway, if a guilty suspect
    will confess or stick to his story, or if a person will be forgiving
    or unforgiving when he finds out an unpleasant truth.

    This book will teach you how to get to the bottom of any
    situation, keep from being taken advantage of, and get the
    upper hand with anyone, anytime--often in five minutes or
    less.

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  • but who am I?
    Its a little difficult to read and comprehend on the 1st go. Or, maybe I'm just not focused....more info
  • Interesting
    This book I find interesting. I don't know if all of what he says checks up with reality however there is only one way to find out. ...more info
  • The opposite is true
    .
    This book will open your eyes with a few techniques in non-verbal communication. The objective of the book is to keep you from being manipulated....But, the opposite is also true.

    I use these techniques to insure that my non-verbal message is the same as my verbal. It has helped immensely in dealing with clients and potential clients. ...more info
  • How to understand people better than they understand themselves!!!
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    "As the only one of its type, this program [or system outlined in this book] offers a complete, practical, easy-to-use system that you can use to measure a person's thoughts and feelings quickly, at any time."

    The above quotation is found in the introduction of this fascinating book by Dr. David J. Lieberman, author and "internationally recognized leader" of human behavior and interpersonal relationships.

    Be aware that the system in this book is not about reading someone based on their body language, their speech pattern, or how they dress. It is not about developing some mystical power such as telepathy. Instead, this book contains specific and proven psychological techniques that can be instantly applied to any person in almost any situation.

    Is this system absolutely foolproof? Of course not. No system is. But you will gain a "statistical advantage" to reading a person by using the methods in this book.

    The book itself is divided into two sections:

    Section one (7 chapters) has techniques that will give you much insight into people, and will help you gain the advantage in practically every situation. Each chapter in this section is based on seven basic questions. These questions are as follows:

    (1) Is this person hiding anything? (2) Does the person like or not like someone or something? (3) Is the person really confident or just attempting to play it cool? (4) How is a person really feeling? (5) Is the person really interested or are you just wasting your time? (6) Whose side is a person really on? (7) How safe, stable, and sane is a person...really?

    Section two (8 chapters), my favorite section, actually goes beyond the basic techniques of section one thus giving you the ability to "peer into someone's mind to find out what [that person] is [really] thinking" and enables you to "understand a person better [than they] understand [themselves]."

    Don't worry!! Lieberman gives plenty of real-world examples so you'll never be lost.

    The system in this book allows you to gain much insight into a person's thinking and psyche without having to spend much time with that person. As Lieberman says,

    "Once you become...familiar...with what to look for and what to listen to, your ability to read a person will become almost instinctual."

    Finally, a fun feature of this book is that Lieberman provides an interesting quotation from others at the beginning of each chapter. Here are two of my favorites:

    "Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy." (Comedian George Carlin)

    "Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open." (E. G. Letterman)

    In conclusion, besides giving you an effective way of reading people, this book, as well, will most certainly give you a better understanding of human nature and thus more insight into yourself!!!

    (first published 2007; how to use this book; introduction; 2 sections or 15 chapters; conclusion; main narrative 180 pages; bibliography; about the author)

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  • Good Book
    I enjoyed this book, and would recommend it. It discusses as much about looking at ourselves as how to read other people. This book will not make someone an expert at reading people, it simply gives the reader insight on how its done. ...more info
  • A Very Good Book!
    Lieberman writes in a way I think many will enjoy. It's entertaining enough to hold your attention, and yet, provides enough science and documentation to keep it in the educational realm.

    While I wouldn't say this is the only book you'll ever need in this domain, it IS a book that will serve you well on your journey of becoming a masterful communicator....more info
  • An excellent guide to observing response
    Like any book that looks to bring social psychology to a wider audience (than just social psychologists!) the author has to find a balance between the technical and the practical. In my opinion, Lieberman does an excellent job of making his expertise accessible.

    Equally, there is no magic tool when it comes to reading other people, and the reader must work with the structures and concepts Lieberman provides and practice them.

    The author's style is excellent, with a great balance of examples and explanation that quickly conveys his ideas.

    An excellent read: the first of Lieberman's books that I've bought, but it won't be the last....more info
  • Top 10 of all Time
    You Can Read Anyone makes it on my top ten list of books of all time. This book could very well be called "human nature". You will learn the S.N.A.P. technique used by the FBI, U.S. Military and by professionals and governments in more than 25 countries.

    This is not a fool proof method of reading someones mind....The methods work 90% of the time. There are techniques on lie detection, calculating someones interest, self esteem, and confidence. While reading this book you will also be able to evaluate yourself by putting your self in the shoes of characters used in the examples and with that, you will learn a lot about yourself. This book isn't directed to the community or even relationship management (although it does touch on the subject) however, you can still apply material from this book to your game. I will be reading this book at least few times because every page is so dense and there is no fluff or pointless information. 10/10

    David J. Lieberman has a few other books that I will be reading and I'll post a review of those as well.

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  • First part good, second part not
    This is a book that helped some. The first section was good in learning to ask the right questions to discover truth. It provided some good insight in how to approach a difficult topic in an indirect way. In learning these skills, you can learn how to deal better with church politics and read people better in working in the church system. The second part of the book, promised a lot but did not deliver. It dealt with the chart of low-high self-esteem and low-high ego. The author says that by understanding the other person's ego, you will be able to read the person and situation better. I am not sure about this, but the first part was worth the book....more info
  • I think it is a 'top seller' because of what it promises not what it delivers.
    i had great excitement when i got this. i was disappointed (i have the
    audio tape). he is not a professional reader. he READS to me, not talks,
    so he goes very very fast. it doesn't sink in. plus, i want more personal examples. there are only a few. and, the examples he gives seem most useful for a law enforcement interogator, or a jury profiler. this would be far better presented in a workshop situation where one could see videos of 'the guilty party', and where one could practice. as it is, i would save my money and not recommend this. or get it from the library. i think it is a 'top seller' because of what it promises not what it delivers....more info
  • A Very Good Book!
    Lieberman writes in a way I think many will enjoy. It's entertaining enough to hold your attention, and yet, provides enough science and documentation to keep it in the educational realm.

    While I wouldn't say this is the only book you'll ever need in this domain, it IS a book that will serve you well on your journey of becoming a masterful communicator....more info
  • How to Read People
    The book arrived in good condition and quickly. I also thought the book was well represented. I got what I expected....more info
  • good book some good points
    It's a good book with some good information. Not great book, not a bad book...if you pick this book up you will read people a little better but nowhere near how the title implies...more info
  • Boring and poorly organized
    This book is unorganized and hard to follow. Here and there, there are interesting ideas but some of them are not explored sufficiently. For example the author brings up "Eye-Accessing Cues" at the end of chapter 4 which is very important but he only writes a few simple paragraphs on the issue which is not enough.

    If you want to know more about body language and how to read people I recommend "The Definitive Book of Body Language" by Allan and Barbara Pease....more info
  • Some good tips. Most common sense
    There were some decent common sense examples in the first few chapters. The author only used a few paragraphs to explain how to read somebodies eyes (needs more). The last chapters are somewhat confusing.

    You can read anyone in many situations, but you will need more information than this book offers. ...more info
  • not the best book out there
    While there are some good points in the book, it is not the best book on body language or the skill of "reading" people. The title is misleading, but if you are looking for a book about body language I would recommend "The Definitive Book of Body Language" by Allan and Barbara Pease. "You Can Read Anyone" does not really teach actual techniques for how to say, for example, find out if someone is lying, instead, David Lieberman just gives you a brief description and 2 to 4 examples that you have to figure out for yourself, which is not very helpful. Furthermore, many of the examples he gives cannot be used in daily lives as many of them are examples of detectives interrogating criminals, or a boss questioning a subordinate, which might not apply to many of us....more info

 

 
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