How to Analyze People on Sight
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov 11, 2015 - 228 pages
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Imbedded with bias & pseudoscience, this book is a reflection of its time. I find it interesting in that capacity while discarding the majority of its content. This is a good example of taking a little fact and adding fiction as though the fact then legitimizes the fiction. There are certainly true points in its content which, by no means, makes the remaining expression valid. I view this as a collection of opinion rather than fact. As such, it possesses the power to feed the reader toxic information. Much like today's radio "entertainment" personalities posing as legitimate newscasters or analyst, this is the "reality" media of its time. Taking it as such and given its volume, I cannot give it the time required to read it in its totality as I consider it to otherwise be a waste of time.
Today, we view the world and its diverse culture and economics with, hopefully, much better understanding than in the 1920's. That somehow anyone can instantly assess an individual by their appearance smacks of arrogance and self-righteousness. We've often been told we cannot judge a book by its cover yet here's a book that says we can. While somewhat diminished, if not hidden, such opinions do continue today. I don't believe we need a 1920's publication to rejuvenate such attitudes, not for "fun" and certainly not for serious consideration. This is a book best left in the archives of western European and American bigotry.
As a professional salesperson & trainer for over 30 years, in my opinion the author is fairly accurate. Her view that each of us will succeed in professions suited to our individual types (personalities) was revolutionary at the time. Good insights for learning more about yourself, your friends, your mate & your family. Tedious in places, but overall a good read.