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

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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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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.

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.

Beware chapter 2

(2 Sterne)

I appreciate people wanting to volunteer their time to a worthy cause which reading open source audio books definitely is but dear God what were they thinking & why didn't they have someone else read the 2nd chapter? I really wanted to hear about the traits of the "fouassig" but the nice Asian lady reading the book has such an impenetrable Chinese accent as to almost make me suspicious that they were playing a joke on us. I appreciate her effort but the only people that will be able to decipher her reading are fellow citizens of China who speak English as a 3rd language. Incomprehensible. The book was fascinating & it was very interesting to put yourself in the time period. Also her occult/ masonic ties are telling.

(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.

People watching <3

(5 Sterne)

The premise is something like yellow sun + blue sky = green grass.. not science but still some truth in what is being explained. Chapter 7 on efficiency and vocation is very inspiring! I appreciate the perspective from 1921 being relatable here at the end of 2018. Although I wouldnt dare to simplify myself or anyone according to these descriptions, it is fun to observe how some of the patterns really do tend to emerge together. 5 stars because this author wrote a thoroughly interesting book. If so moved, check out 16personalities. com

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.

Leanr english somewhere else

(3 Sterne)

why do people use librvox to practice speaking English? I pretty much couldn't understand over 60 percent of chapter 2...hopefully the rest are better. If you are trying to learn English reading is great, but recording and posting it to librvox is just ride in my opinion. When I was learning a new language I didn't do this, I talked to people, I didn't need to post my inability to something like librvox. c'mon.

Outdated & Useless

(1 Sterne)

Thos book feels like 100 years old and to my opinion is full of lies & bullshit, unpractical today. If you want to learn about people psychology, you can google it, or find the book of Alan & Barbara Peez.