Do you communicate ineffectively with some people and powerfully with others? The reason may be a difference in personalities and communication preferences. The Art of Speedreading People is a crash course in communication strategies, showing you how to observe behavioral clues to gain valuable insights into people's personalities and communication styles. The result: you become a more effective and convincing communicator, and you are more likely to receive the response you want.
This book is like a practical communications seminar based on the psychology model called Personality Typing, which is focused on identifying key personality traits in order to communicate most effectively. First, you analyze your own personality type and determine your placement on the scales of extrovert/introvert, sensor/intuitive, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving. The book then teaches you about the clues that indicate other people's personality type, including speaking style, body language, and occupation. You test yourself by reading a few scenarios and personality typing the characters described. You put the system to work by learning approaches to "speedreading" people in person and on the phone using skill-building exercises. Finally, you learn how to communicate effectively with people who are a different type or temperament than you. The Art of Speedreading People is intriguing and useful, especially for those who work in a sales, service, teaching, or managerial position, or any job where effective and positive communication is paramount. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The authors have taken a well-respected aspect of psychology called "personality typing" and devised the art of "speed reading" people as a powerful tool for quickly and accurately identifying key personality traits for effective communication. The book also serves as an infomercial for the authors' consulting practice. Tieger and Barron-Tieger aim to accurately identify key characteristics of personality that are present in all people, through understanding how people are energized, what kind of information they naturally notice and remember, how they make decisions, and how they organize the world around them. The first section of the book is devoted to the underlying principles of personality type, the second section addresses communicating with people in their favorite style, and the final section deals with understanding and appreciating the subtleties and preferred communication styles of the 16 types identified by the concept of personality type. Although some readers may not agree with all of the authors' views, this book provides useful insight into the ongoing challenge of effective communication. Mary Whaley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
I am just getting into this book but so far I am impressed and have found it rather useful. I can definitely find this book always being helpful in many situations. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Graham Schmuland
This book, as opposed to other books concerning "Temperament Typing" offers a less official, more relaxed and practical way of harnessing this theory. Read morePublished on March 24 2004
How many books have you read that cause you to never view the subject the same way again? I can count them on one hand & I read plenty. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2003
This book is an excellent companion to "Type Talk at Work". It digests the theory and applies it to logically grouped type components. Read morePublished on March 9 2003
If you want to apply the MBTI to yourself and interacting with others, then this book might be the best book yet written for that purpose. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2002
I have read a great number of books on the 16 MBTI personality types, and I have investigated scores of websites to really find out all I can about understanding people and their... Read morePublished on Dec 4 2002 by D. Bodenheimer
When I first saw this book, I only read the first part of the title, "The Art of Speedreading People. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2002 by Magellan
Move over, Evelyn Wood. Instead of speed reading text, Paul T. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger tell you how to speed read the personalities of those with whom you work and play. Read morePublished on March 20 2002 by Rolf Dobelli
This book not only describes the different types, it gives the reader tips on how to recognize these different types, and then helps you learn the best way of dealing with people... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2002 by Ms Diva