The Tell

The Tell

The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are

Book - 2013
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"Matthew Hertenstein shows that by training ourselves to read facial and bodily cues, we can learn the art of previsioning--the ability to predict the thoughts and behaviors of others in almost every aspect of our lives. Through cutting-edge research and stories, The Tell offers tools to significantly increase our perceptive acumen. This ability is hard-wired via Darwinian natural selection to a large degree; our stone-age minds have developed to allow us to make predictions in a modern world. In contrast to a recent spate of books in behavioral economics and psychology showing where we falter in decision making, The Tell shows us where we succeed, and how we can do better"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013
ISBN: 9780465031658
046503165X
Branch Call Number: 153.69 Hert
Characteristics: xiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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May 19, 2017

Deliberately written to be lighter reading, this is a great intro to human-to-human interfacing.
It has a great giggle/sneer provoking section on CEO's [they're like huge baby pacifiers for insecure investors, and have no special skills, just as you suspected] and the section on gaydar is fascinating [it's real- 80% accurate, but gays aren't better at it than straights].
The section on how we choose politicians is devastating, but unsurprising [look at Trump and Trudeau].
Read it- it's pleasantly breezy but is filled with solid research.

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