Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
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Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN11447
Released: Mar 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511360807
Narrator/s: Nicholas Epley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It' s a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams. How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when others are lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your closest friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet-- other people-- and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why we do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? Mindwise will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them-- and yourself.

Author(s): Nicholas Epley

All formats/editions

Author(s): Nicholas Epley
Product Number EB00161580
Released: Feb 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385351676

Professional reviews

"This enlightening audiobook offers fresh insights on how to avoid mistakes when making judgments about whatÕs going on in another personÕs mind. The author, an engaging writer and teacher, says these misperceptions are due to human tendencies like excessive egocentrism, relying on unexamined stereotypes, and assuming that peopleÕs thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are always consistent with their words and actions. As narrator of his book, Dr. Epley scores big with his sincerity and pleasant voice. His phrasing is reasonably clear, and heÕs enthusiastic about sharing his views without sounding solicitous or self-conscious. This is a fun book to hear, more documentary than instruction manual, and a useful reminder that paying attention to the subtleties of our day-to-day interactions can give us satisfying insights into a wide range of people in our lives. T.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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