Are you interested in 100 percent scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, negotiate anything you want, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and just be flat-out likable? How about step-by-step, methodical, literally foolproof approaches to make people want you around more?
In The Science of Likability, that's exactly what you'll get. I've taken 16 of the most influential, famous, and effective psychological studies and broken them down to see exactly how you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research.
It turns out that the majority of what we do and feel is determined subconsciously - even how much people like you. Ever get that feeling that you just don't like someone's vibe but can't explain why? It's the little things that influence our psychology, and you'll learn how to subconsciously make yourself seem likable, trustworthy, and intelligent.
From Freud, Cialdini, Pavlov, Schachter, and Goleman, these 16 studies are insightful and analytical - sometimes surprising - but, most importantly, effective and actionable. They're easy to concretely implement in your daily life to level up your charm, wit, and humor. Likability is the key to business, love, and relationships - make sure you are living your potential!
Here's a preview of what you'll learn:
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Like the author said some sections are common sense and others I was pleasantly surprised by. The writing has good humor and unlike a lot of other skill building books he doesn't drone on with example after example. He is humorous and concise, I enjoyed it.
You can find every one of these concepts throughout other books, but it's nice to have them all neatly organized in a list like this, and in the context of likability. The chapters are short, sweet, and to the point, which is great. It's worth the listen.
I especially liked how information was given and then the research was provided that backed up in the statement or strategy.
Sounds like the editors didn't do their job. It sounded like it went from the sound room to audible.com
"Good subject matter"
Badly produced, though. Several times the narrator makes a mistake and it was left in, then re-recorded. Not sure if I got the bloopers edition or what. Liked the subject and the studies a lot.
"Over all good."
I would recommend this audiobook, it's a good intro into human interactions with very simple examples. The speaker is clear and no hissing, so a great stepping stone for anyone that is interested in being more social and being more comfortable with yourself socially.
The speaker is good, good voice and easy to listen to.
Like I said this audiobook is simple and short. Maybe a little to simplified, I would of liked more examples, more scientific background, and more detailed. But all in all worth the time.
"Wanted more than recap of well-known studies"
I was left wanting more from this book. IMO I felt it was only a retelling of common scientific studies on the topic and was hoping the author ratcheted it up a few notches with his own findings. the author did preface in the beginning that most had been heard before.
"Good basic review.short and to the point"
There is no profound new information in this book of you have already the classic books on this topic but it was well written and a good review of some very important information. It won't hurt you to read this book even if you have already heard all of the info before. It's a quick book and inexpensive so just get it.
"Very detailed and informative."
I personally enjoyed the topics touched and examples given to let me understand more how to implement what I learned when meeting people.
However I felt the books was somewhat short and all though the topics touched were very well explained I felt that emptiness as if I just needed a bit more to provide the 5-stars.
I would definitely recommend this book to friends and family.
"A quick read/listen, and learned a few things!"
Good book to play in the background of a monotonous task as it is easy to follow. My favorite part was simply seeing these aspects of friendship from a different point of view. Definitely worth the $5
"Some good info but inferior to other similar books"
A lot of the points the author makes are kind of obvious and he just kind of skims over the supporting science. There are a few good bits of information here but not very many that you haven't already heard.
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