• The Science of Likability

  • 27 Studies to Master Charisma, Attract Friends, Captivate People, and Take Advantage of Human Psychology
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Wes Super
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-01-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Patrick King
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (949 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

100% scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be flat-out likable.
Some of the most interesting, shocking, and counterintuitive scientific conclusions to simply make people want to be around you.
In The Science of Likability, you'll get all that and more. I've taken 27 seminal scientific and psychological studies and broken them down, so you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is 100% backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research.
Learn how subconsciously to make yourself seem likable, trustworthy, and intelligent.
You can get a new haircut and wardrobe, and you even learn funny jokes. But likability is something more. It's subconscious, and it's the small signs that signal our brains to let their guards down and embrace others. Learn what common sense and intuition doesn't teach you.
Analysis and insight from the best in the business.
From Freud, to Cialdini, to Pavlov, to Schachter, to Goleman, these studies are insightful, analytical, sometimes surprising, but most importantly, effective and actionable. Pair that with the insight and human intelligence factor of best-selling author and social skills coach Patrick King, and you have a guide that can be listened to equally for education, as for helpful, real advice.
Small and subtle actions, big results:


- Chapter 1. How to Improve People's Moods.
Chapter 2. How to Turn Enemies into Friends.
Chapter 6. How to Gain Trust and Credibility.
Chapter 7. How to Work Well With Others.


Understand what makes people tick.


- Chapter 8. How to be More Endearing.
Chapter 10. How to Lead Anyone.
Chapter 11. How to Avoid Being Judged.
Chapter 13. How to be Funny and Charismatic.


Being likable unlocks the doors to everything you want in life.
A better career? You better believe that the people with the most promotions and highest salaries aren't just the most qualified. Better love life? Being likable keeps you a potential date to anyone you want. Better relationships and friendships? Not only that, but you open the door to people wanting to be friends with you. Likability is the hidden force that makes people appear to be lucky in life, and receive more opportunities than they know what to do with.
©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King
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3 out of 5 stars
By A. Yoshida on 02-08-18

Simple guide to be liked

I would give this book 3.5 stars. The tips are likely obvious to many people just through everyday interactions, like find something positive about the person and compliment him, act like a friend (not guarded like a stranger) and the person will start to see you as a friend, and find things in common with the person. There are few tips that might not be commonly known, such as ask the person who dislikes you for a favor ("Can you help me with writing the report?"). This is a subtle compliment hidden in the request, so the person might be willing to help you. Doing the favor but disliking you at the same time creates a cognitive dissonance - inconsistency of helping someone she dislikes. Therefore, she might change how she feels about you to eliminate that inconsistency. If you don't even do the few obvious tips mentioned above, the book is useful. There are 14 short chapters. To develop the habits to increase your likability, practice the tips in each chapter for the week before moving on.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Elijah Sheffler on 11-01-17

great info with legit studies, terrible narration

great info with legit studies, terrible narration. the narrator kind of ruined it for me.

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24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-21-18

Useful

Great tips and hacks that can benefit anyone ans anywhere. good value good return. thx

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