The Science of Likability

  • by Patrick King
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you interested in 100 percent scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, negotiate anything you want, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and just be flat-out likable? How about step-by-step, methodical, literally foolproof approaches to make people want you around more?
In The Science of Likability, that's exactly what you'll get. I've taken 16 of the most influential, famous, and effective psychological studies and broken them down to see exactly how you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research.
It turns out that the majority of what we do and feel is determined subconsciously - even how much people like you. Ever get that feeling that you just don't like someone's vibe but can't explain why? It's the little things that influence our psychology, and you'll learn how to subconsciously make yourself seem likable, trustworthy, and intelligent.
From Freud, Cialdini, Pavlov, Schachter, and Goleman, these 16 studies are insightful and analytical - sometimes surprising - but, most importantly, effective and actionable. They're easy to concretely implement in your daily life to level up your charm, wit, and humor. Likability is the key to business, love, and relationships - make sure you are living your potential!
Here's a preview of what you'll learn:


How to read people like a book
How to make friends out of enemies
How to instantly become a close friend
How to negotiate anything and be persuasive.
How to make people trust you
How to make people do what you want
How to be a leader anyone will follow
How to be credible and trustworthy

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good subject matter

Badly produced, though. Several times the narrator makes a mistake and it was left in, then re-recorded. Not sure if I got the bloopers edition or what. Liked the subject and the studies a lot.
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- Jenn

Over all good.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook, it's a good intro into human interactions with very simple examples. The speaker is clear and no hissing, so a great stepping stone for anyone that is interested in being more social and being more comfortable with yourself socially.


Have you listened to any of Joe Hempel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The speaker is good, good voice and easy to listen to.


Any additional comments?

Like I said this audiobook is simple and short. Maybe a little to simplified, I would of liked more examples, more scientific background, and more detailed. But all in all worth the time.

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- Ryan Meunier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2015
  • Publisher: Patrick King