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How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human Analysis: The Five H…

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(3,8 Sterne; 943 Bewertungen)

In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to teach the reader how to recognise these five types of people and understand their innate differences. Her ideas have never been taken seriously by the scientific community, but this book is considered a classic within its genre and remains in print today. (Summary by Carl Manchester) (6 hr 50 min)


Front Matter


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Human Analysis


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Chapter 1, part 1


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Chapter 1, part 2


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Chapter 2, part 1


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Chapter 2, part 2


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Chapter 3, part 1


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Chapter 3, part 2


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Chapter 4, part 1


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Chapter 4, part 2


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Chapter 5, part 1


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Chapter 5, part 2


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Chapter 6, part 1


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Chapter 6, part 2


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Chapter 7, part 1


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Chapter 7, part 2


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(3 Sterne)

I appreciate the volunteers as always,, cool book considering when it was written,, I think chapter 2,, thoracic,,should have been properly reviewed by librivox n changed because the reader wasn't up to par,,,by its description I'm prolly thoracic so I just struggled through listening to her,, I wanted my gf to listen to it,,, 3 mins in the reader lost her to instagram,, lol,, at least make sure the reader that u folks choose to put out there can hold the attention of the listener n properly convey what's written or what sense does reading the book make?

Loved it all the way through

(5 Sterne)

Yes chapter 2 was difficult to understand but the book itself is great. Definitely need to get the hard copy for all the charts and pictures although I would love to hear the lady from chapter two describe them all in her own words. I am definitely the boney type which is probably why I'm more willing to accept the "facts" written in this book from the 1920's. Do remember that they are describing pure types all the way through and nearly nobody will be a pure type. I'm sure if you could send a picture of your friends these don't apply to to the authors they could send you back a pretty accurate personality analysis.

Great Book

(5 Sterne)

Not sure how to spell it but I'm pretty sure I'm Osseus with Thoracic and a dash of or hint of cerebral. With the information given I've come realize why I hate myself. Osseus and thoracic DO NOT MIX, yet here I am, a stubborn loner who longs for some attention but not too much. Flirtatious but at the same time awkward so I stay forever alone for most of my life. And I say forever alone in the sense that it takes an Osseus forever to, if lucky enough, find a good partner. A had more to write but it would probably just be a rant. Long story short. Great book! Incredibly useful information. Would recommend to anyone interesting in self discovery and who want to understand themselves better.

Weird but interesting.

(3 Sterne)

The psychology in this book is the best and probably most accurate information presented. I could follow and agree with a lot of what Benedict said, until I was reminded that her analysis of humans is based on the idea that the way your body is shaped causes you to have a certain personality, or combination of personalities. Biological evolution, I think she called it. That is utterly ridiculous! The logical fallacies abound. Examples that fit (like Theodore Roosevelt) only prove that a certain personality trait can help you be successful in one job or skill. However, Benedict says that because someone is tall and lanky or short and muscular, they must have this or that type personality. That is how Benedict claims you can analyze people on sight. It is not like Sherlock Holmes, like I thought it would be. :) Interesting socially, but frustrating scientifically.


(2,5 Sterne)

The book was interesting. But some of the things they considered facts were offensive. Others things they deemed facts were possibly a little off. I look at some of my friends in my minds eye and some of the descriptions were dead on but some were completely off. I also did not find my personality in this. except maybe a jumble of each personality. Also the Asian lady was hard to understand, since she mispronounced a lot of words. There are better books to learn about psychology and personality. but since it was free I guess that is ok.

Horrendous Ch.2 Reader

(2 Sterne)

Though the content of this book dates back to 1920 and earlier, it appears to have it's own truths and errors. However valuable or invaluable the text may be, the reader isn't afforded the opportunity to discern one from the other when the volunteer lacks the ability to intelligibly enunciate, pronounce, and facilitate their words. She sounded as though she used Librivox as an extra credit assignment in her Lv 1 English Speaking course - thoroughly disappointing.

(4 Sterne)

I really need to talk with someone as I believe that I have 4 of these traits within my genes. Is that even possible????I'm Irish, Black, Native American I'm High chested, muscular, square and kite shaped jaw. I get cold very easily, must must must be comfortable, I have a big 4 head. I think Wayyyyy to much and its always on an emotional level. I'm so emotional all the time to emotional. I'm short tempered and long tempered at the same time. I can let things go but hold a grudge like my mother. I love to dress and keep flashy clothes and art but I love sturdy things. I'm currently a rapper, actor, performer. I work as a Marble & Granite technician for my dads business. I also work at a bar. I feel like I'm smart enough to know exactly what's going on around me I can see everything but I'm to stupid & childish to fix things. I just want to find out what's going on. I'm really confused. Alot Alot of the time idk what to do with myslef any advise would help so much.

The type attracted to this book

(4 Sterne)

The title of the book will capture the attention, particularly those who are interested in people around them. I would recommend for some people trying to discover more about themselves to check google for Highly Sensitive Person. HSP. Many will realize they are exactly this and not defective in any way. Knowing yourself and the world is a life long journey and if you find you are HSP that makes it so much easier to unravell, but perhaps not much easier to traverse.