How to Read People

An important aspect of being able to manipulate people and thus situations is your ability to read people.  Success Connections lays it out, describing it as improving communication to meet the needs and wants of others, as well as getting what we want, how we want it.

It takes extreme effort to treat people how THEY want to be treated, instead of treating them how we feel like treating them.”

Basically, they break it down into communication styles, categorized by animal types: the lion, the otter, the golden retreiver, the beaver.  Personally I think this is a bit too simplistic – people are more complex than this.  But, it’s a start.

via Dumb Little Man

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~ by datazealot on April 20, 2007.

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