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  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593236185
  • Imprint: Harmony/Rodale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $49.99
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Mindreader

The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really Are



Tired of guessing what people are really thinking? Using insights from the new science of psycholinguistics, New York Times bestselling author and a longtime consultant to the FBI, CIA, and NSA will help you read people in every situation—in person, on a screen, or in writing.

What did your boss really mean in that email? Is your mechanic stretching the truth? And what does word choice reveal on the psychologist's couch? 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 body language, it’s become even harder to discern someone’s true thoughts or intentions.

A leading lie-detection instructor to the FBI and other security agencies, psychotherapist David Lieberman, PhD, takes “people reading” to a whole new level. Each day, he draws on the latest research in psycholinguistics—the cues embedded in spoken and written speech—to help government agents determine the hidden intentions of criminals and terrorists in high-stakes interrogations. In Mindreader, 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, a dating app match, or new babysitter is trustworthy or hiding something.

Nobody wants to be played a fool. Mindreader will save us time, energy, and heartache by identifying who can be trusted, and who is out to get us.

  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593236185
  • Imprint: Harmony/Rodale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

Praise for Mindreader

“David Lieberman’s command of the nuances of language gives him extraordinarily keen insight into what’s really going on in a person’s head during everyday encounters. In this book he’s melded science and art to forge tools that will give you an enviable advantage over those who may be withholding the truth.”—Phil Houston, former CIA officer and senior member of the Office of Security   “It’s one thing to have proven expertise in a complex field, but quite another to have the skill to share it with a broad audience in an easily comprehensible way. David Lieberman’s remarkable ability to accomplish that is evident on every page of Mindreader.”—Michael Floyd, former officer at both the CIA and NSA   “The more complicated human interaction becomes in a polarized world, the more essential it is to gain the means to penetrate the fog. Think of this book as your guide.”—Susan Carnicero, former CIA security specialistMindreader is a treasure trove of concepts, ideas, and tools that we can all master to be safer and happier. It is, in essence, the manual for understanding others. It’s a must-read!”—Joe Navarro, author of Dangerous Personalities “David Lieberman provides a novel and practical approach to help you distinguish between perception and reality in any and all personal interactions. Mindreader is your key to cultivating healthy emotional intelligence, meaningful relationships, and success at home and the workplace.”—Mitchell Silk, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury for International Markets

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