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Overall this is a very superficial examination of behavioural analysis approached from an angle of those who may wish to use it for information elicitation.It plays to the lowest common denominator and it is a shame that it does not touch more on how to use such techniques to improve and build positive relationships built on real trust.
It’s a book of 3 parts the first which focuses on building a system to quantify behaviour which is bewilderingly complex superficial and impractical.
Part 2 provides the bulk of useful information. However this is not original and can be found in many other places where it is done in much more detail.
Part 3 moves into the territory of wanna by spies and I just skipped this. This really is fantasy land.
Overall it is superficial quick fix pseudo science if the US teach this stuff to its interrogators god help us all. This is a comic book Laurence Alisons ORBIT is the proper grown up book.
I read a lot of psychology and human behaviour books. My favourite subject. This book is very concise and it's no accident that it's called a manual. Most books try to cover too many subjects so the actual subject they try to cover end up getting a little watered down. This book is very specific to 1 subject and even though chase touches on other subjects they are almost evidence rather than filler. The reason I said I wish I could unread it was I see his teachings everywhere.. Media, politics, TV, advertising which is fine but I also see it in family and friends. Even though I joke that I want to unread it, it shows how important it is to surround yourself with honest open people... If you don't or don't know then this book is for you... Cut negative, untrustworthy and deceptive people out of your life. Will also help you see if you are being manipulated yourself and who is doing it.
I have recommended this book to so many people. A must buy for anyone with even only a slight interest in this subject but I'd also recommend to people in any kind of abusive relationship whether it be personal or work.
I had high hopes for this book, however most of the book tries to use the techniques that it is trying to teach you, into making you believe that you’ve learned something rather than actually teaching you. The section on the use of alliteration is almost embarrassingly full of alliteration. The book spends an awful lot of time telling you that you are now better than 99% of the world, whilst constantly telling you that you’ll learn such-and-such a technique in the following chapters. Only for the book to later say that you’ve now learned it. As a manual it simply fails to deliver.
I have just finished my first read of The Ellipsis Manual... mind blown! It is absolutely jam packed with techniques that can be applied in countless situations (have your highlighter at the ready)!
I have read some reviews that describe this as more of a text book - yes that is true, it is a “manual”...but don’t let that put you off! Chase Hughes explains everything thoroughly and gives plenty of examples.
I personally read the book alongside listening to podcast episodes/videos Chase featured on (freely available on his website, YouTube or Spotify). These added to my understanding of how everything fits together.
I am a therapist in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis - where active participation - both in therapy and between sessions - is paramount. This manual individualised the way I communicate with each client, enabled me to pick up on even most subtle non verbal cues, and allowed me to gain compliance in therapy participation. Regardless of your field, if your goal is to bring about the best possible outcomes in the shortest time possible, this is the book for you!
Very interesting. Unfortunately I don't have enough time on my hands to study this totally but I have taken some really great tips from it. If you are going to purchase this, there is a lot of work involved if you want to follow it from start to finish so I would suggest a lighter read for people who are just curious.
I've never actually written a review in my 13 years as an Amazon customer before. I've read so many books on hypnotherap, NLP and influence/ persuasion I've lost count! So many books offer so much but offer so little, you may think that The Elipsis Manual is just another in that line. Every page has something actionable, no filler here! There is something here for everybody, hypnotherapists, NLP guys, influence buffs or sales people can all learn more from this manual than any other single source. In my opinion behaviour engineering touches on all of these fields.
This manual is clearly a life's work in the field, a Magnum Opus if you like! Bravo!
I’m only about half way through but I have to say this, this is the most amazing book I have ever read! It’s changes your perspective on a lot of things, not just behaviour. The table of elements is so clear and precise, you can see exactly what you’re looking for. I can’t imagine the hard work that’s gone into that. Great work!! I would recommend this to anyone who is remotely interested in this subject.
The techniques covered in it are just as profound and useful as the knowledge gained from the work of Robert Cialdin, Desmond Morris and other behaviour experts. If you have even a passing interest in body language and human behaviour – read this book. The price is a little higher than for most books, but it’s 100% worth it.
Most books I like to skim, this book was absolutely captivating and full of useful tools unlike any book I have come across. I had the pleasure of attending the live course too and completely blown away, he is such a humble guy. I was not expecting this at all, the principles in this book and his way of being have many cross over beliefs with a way of being, couple that with technique and you have a power beyond your own belief. You will also learn so much about yourself, how you interact, it’s not a self help book, however it’s much better than any I have read.