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The Art of Reading People: How to Deal with Toxic People and Manipulation to Avoid (or End) an Abusive Relation

Positive Psychology Coaching Series, Book 19
Narrated by: Randy Streu
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Open and honest or a closed book? Ian Tuhovsky explores the art of reading people.

How many times have you assumed that you knew somebody and what they were about, only to be completely blindsided when they behave in a way that contradicts everything you thought you knew?

Reading between the lines

We often think we have a fair amount of ability in reading people until the moment when we’re proven wrong.

Chances are that you’ve heard the phrase, "I read you like a book" which indicates that somebody has understood another’s thought processes to the point that they’re able to predict what that person might do next.

Known as social intelligence, we like to kid ourselves that we are reading people when, in effect, we are mostly just guessing. In fact, for most people, "reading people" is really just thinly disguised empathy where they are projecting their own feelings and thoughts onto the situation and reading it accordingly.

Reading you loud and clear

Without the superpowers of a mind-reader, many of us suffer the consequences of ineffectual people reading throughout our lives. Through a number of exercises and tutorial content, you'll find how to more effectively identify and interpret the behavior of others in order to more fully understand their motivations and intentions.

What you'll learn:

  • How to identify manipulative and toxic personalities - and the four personality types we should be aware of; those who are good and good for us, those who are good but bad for us, those who are bad but good for us and, those who are bad and bad for us
  • The dangers of simplistic labelling such as "good" and "bad"
  • Differentiating between subjective and objective "goodness"
  • How to identify the ways you are being manipulated by others without being aware of it
  • How to read your relationships with others in order to understand your role in them

A must-listen for those who constantly find themselves being let down or manipulated by others.

©2019 Ian Tuhovsky (P)2019 Ian Tuhovsky

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Highly recommend. Teaches us how to recognize bad.

One of the best most informative books. I couldn't stop listening. Would have liked two more hours.

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Eye Opener

First time listening to this author and narrator, both did great I have no problem listening to this author or narrator. The narrator has a perfect voice for this genre.

Great book for self help on how to avoid toxic people, a eye opener for sure.

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How to detect and avoid toxic people

The book goes into great detail on how to deal with and detect people who can impede your way to a happy and healthy life. By enabling people on how to avoid the toxicity in life, life can be much, much happier.

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Very informative and interesting book!

Comprehensive explanation and advice for manipulative and dangerous personality types. I definitely found ways that I can apply this information to protect myself and set boundaries going forward. I think the book would be helpful for anyone in order to obtain knowledge about these types but especially those who have the "feeling" someone may be dangerous or manipulative in there life, this book WILL provide the insight you need. Thank you.

Also, narrator had good voice and great pace! Easy to listen to! Couldn't put it down until it was complete.

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Training Your Mind

This help you more easily spot toxic relationships. Especially on how to get out of one. Helping you to understand better the ways we get trapped and pulled into one.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Listening to all the negative terms make me puke

Pardon me, Ian. I think I have become a psychologist, unexpectedly. Thinking I would hear some encouraging, inspirational nuggets, instead, I was bombarded with so many Bad guys being told to look out for. Sorry, this is a very negative audio book. Thumbs down.

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