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5.0 out of 5 starsDifferent perspective. An excellent write up .
Reviewed in India on 22 November 2015
A must read for all business people. Will change the way we interact with our associates. Lot of research has been done. Basic awareness to observe others and noticing the various symptoms will give a better perspective of the other person.
This book has way too much fluff (filler) in it. I don't care why I should know if someone is lying to me, I'll just assume that's the case. So, just give me the facts about what to watch for!!! She could sum this book up in 10 pages. Forget the history, just teach me how to spot the lies.
I'm shocked this book gets this level of approval. I can't think of a more exasperating and frustrating book that promises so much and yet delivers so little. Very much like the truth hiding characters she describes. It takes way too long to get to a point - too much fill and extraneous talk. What is in here is nothing more than what can be gleaned from a quick browse of the web. She's not an "expert" - I see no evidence she's tested or created any empirical evidence for any of this. What's more, the methods are really dodgy. "Liars will often do such and such". Often doesn't help any more than "liars will never look you in the eye" - her favorite maxim to malign. And her list for qualifications for building a trust circle - seriously?
Disappointing, based on other reviews I was expecting much better. I've only read halfway through, but it has been underwhelming. Not a lot of good information I or any relatively observant person didn't already know. More photos and diagrams would have helped. This is a subject that would best be presented in a video, anyway. .
Author writes from a cynical tone. Some of the examples are skewed to reinforce her point rather than objectively presented and viewed from both sides. There is much truth behind the science of lie spotting but the delivery of that truth doesn't come through well in this book. I would recommend looking for a more scientific author.