Reading People

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

By Jo-Ellan Dimitrius; Wendy Patrick Mazzarella
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345504135, 363pp.)

Publication Date: September 2, 2008

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Description
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? Jo-Ellan Dimitrius America's leading behavioral expert shows us how to spot the critical clues to a person's integrity, work habits, and sexual interests, and to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision.
In this phenomenal guide now revised and updated Dimitrius shows us how to read a person like a book. By decoding the hidden messages in appearance, tone of voice, facial expression, and personal habit, she applies the secrets of her extraordinary courtroom success to the everyday situations we all face at work, at home, and in relationships.
New material includes:
How to read people in the age of terror: what to watch for during air travel and trips abroad, and vital information regarding student behaviors in the Columbine High School and Virginia Tech shootings
What to look for on the Internet: how to decipher behavioral patterns found in and altered by e-mail, text and instant messaging, and on sites like MySpace
Facts on body language and health: how chronic illnesses such as Asperger syndrome and Parkinson's disease influence the way people are perceived, and essential tips on how to counter these misperceptions
Fascinating new case studies: how body-reading techniques impacted jury selection and verdicts in major trial battles, including the Enron case
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 of razor-sharp insight.
Praise for "Readnig People: "
Your eyes will be opened as mine have been by these tips from America's leading people-readers.
Chris Matthews
A] valuable guide . . . practical, good advice for discerningly reading others and becoming more aware of the myriad of nonverbal messages one conveys.
" Kirkus Reviews.



About the Author
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., the nation's leading expert on the meaning of appearance and behavior, has been a consultant for more than 600 jury trials, including the Rodney King, John du Pont, and O. J. Simpson cases. She lives in Los Angeles.



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