Human analysis differs from every other system of character analysis in that it classifies man into five types according to his biological evolution. No person achieves success or happiness when compelled to do what he naturally dislikes to do, since likes and dislikes stay with him to the grave. One of the biggest modern problems is that of helping men and women to discover and to capitalize on their inborn traits. Each of the five types is discussed in detail, with specific and detailed examples.
When this book was published in 1921, Elsie Lincoln Benedict's How to Analyze People on Sight was received as a serious scientific work of analytic sociology, but fast forward 90 years and the same words ring hilariously. Apparently well intended at the time, the book appears to invent the very notion of stereotyping.
The most essential thing in the world to any individual is to understand himself. The next is to understand the other fellow. From this book you are going to learn which of the five types you are and how to get the best out of it. The alimentive type, or The Enjoyer, is discussed in this volume as well as all key principles of human analysis. Read in English (unabridged).
The Thriller is described as the most attractive, handsome, and charming of all human types. A distinctive dresser, a quick thinker, highly ambitious and adaptable. The stage, the film industry, and the arts attract this type of people naturally. But even this seemingly perfect human is not without flaws and weaknesses. Read in English.
People in whom the muscular system is proportionately larger and more highly developed than any of the other systems are Musculars. This system consists of the muscles of the organism. Without them we would be helpless masses of fat and bone; we could not blink an eye nor lift a finger. Yet we are so accustomed to them that we rarely think of them and seldom give them credit for what they do.
Every individual owes it to himself to find the right work and the right mate, because these are fundamental needs of every human being. Lacking them, life is a failure; possessing but one of them, life is half a failure. To obtain and apply the very fullest knowledge toward the attainment of these two great requisites should be the aim of every person. Only those men and women whose natures automatically encourage each other in the doing of the things each likes to do, in the way each likes to do them, can be happy together.
Every individual should find a vocation furnishing one of the three kinds of work for which he has the greatest ability. Then he should go into the particular branch of that vocation which is best adapted to his personality, training, education, environment and experience. To be a success, you must produce something out of the ordinary for the world. To know what this is, classify the kinds of activities you take to naturally. You can be a star in some line that calls for those activities.
'I never saw a book without wanting to read it,' said a cerebral friend to us the other day. This expresses the interest every person of this type has in the printed page. 'I never see a library without wishing I had time to go there and stay till I had read everything in it'. The most essential thing in the world to any individual is to understand himself. The next is to understand the other fellow. From this course you are going to learn which of the five types you are and how to get the best out of it.
The most essential thing in the world to any individual is to understand himself. The next is to understand the other fellow. From this audio book you are going to learn more about the the Osseous type, or the Stayer, and about key principles of human analysis. This volume also includes rules for how to understand combinations of different types. Read in English, unabridged.