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Review - Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior

Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior
Written by: Beverly D. Flaxington
Publisher: ATA Press
ISBN: 9780615272290
Pub Date: Second Edition, Feb. 2010
Pages: 100

We have put men on the moon, we’ve created tiny microchips, and we’ve created the world wide net, but the one thing we can’t figure out is how to understand other people. No one human being is the same, we’re all ordinary with are own personal thoughts and desires. This can make it difficult for us to understand other people, let alone us.

Author Beth D. Flaxington is a corporate consultant, hypnotherapist, a certified behavioral analyst, a college professor and a professional coach. And now she was written Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior to help us understand what people are saying when they are speaking to us. Understanding human behavior can improve your everyday life, such as getting along with a co-worker or your boss, or understanding your partner or spouse’s needs.

Life can be crazy, especially with the failing economy and this book can help you in job interviews, performing well in teams, rebooting your own actions and reactions, and understanding yourself by using five simple secrets - “It’s All About Me,” “Behavioral Styles Come Between Us,” “Values Speak Louder,” “Don’t Assume I Know What You Mean,” and “I’m Okay; You Are Most Definitely NOT Okay.”

To me, human behavior is definitely a mystery! It is impossible to read someone’s mind unless you are a psychic, so I found Understanding Other People to be an interesting topic to read. The author uses a simple, but common sense way of explaining how you can get along with others by understanding yourself first. What ever your occupation is, you can benefit from reading this book.

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