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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • How to read people like a book
  • How to make friends out of enemies
  • How to instantly become a close friend
  • How to negotiate anything and be persuasive.
  • How to make people trust you
  • How to make people do what you want
  • How to be a leader anyone will follow
  • How to be credible and trustworthy

©2015 Pei Kuo (P)2015 Pei Kuo

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good reminders

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

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  • 02-10-16

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.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Over all good.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

Have you listened to any of Joe Hempel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The speaker is good, good voice and easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

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.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Bad edit

Sounds like the editors didn't do their job. It sounded like it went from the sound room to audible.com

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Solid

This book is an easy and concise read. Great examples of the science and reasoning behind psychology. It maybe a refresher for some, but it's a good refresher if you want to call it that.

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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

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Very good!

I especially liked how information was given and then the research was provided that backed up in the statement or strategy.

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Good tips

I feel that this book provided good tips for personal developing, how to interact with others and provides tips on evaluating some of the things that we do unconsciously that may others appear unlivable.

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  • 02-16-16

Pretty good!

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful