Understanding Other People

  • by Beverly D. Flaxington
  • Narrated by Beverly D. Flaxington, Mike Slemmer
  • 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Find out why book reviewers have said: "Everyone on planet earth should get this book."
Listen, and you will find the tips and insights you need to:


Understand what people are really saying when they talk to you;
Deal effectively with difficult people in your life;
Come across confidently in interviews;
Lead high performing teams;
Work effectively with almost anyone;
Take charge of your own actions and reactions; and
Finally, understand other people!
Winner of the gold award by Readers Favorite for best book on relationships.

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What the Critics Say

"Drawing upon decades of experience, Beverly Flaxington encourages listeners to take her advice and apply it where they can. From better empathy to avoiding mistakes, Understanding Other People is truly a valuable audio." (The Midwest Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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5 good tips that might improve your relationships

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Overall it is a good listen. The authors calls his tips "secrets". Every time I read or hear somebody call something a secret that ridiculous book of the same name comes to mind. So yes I would chance that.

His insights are not great specially if you read good books about sales before. But the authors wraps them well in a psychological frame.

In chapters 2 and 3 the authors describes Behavior Styles and Core Values, he describes each of them briefly and them proceeds to explain how they interact. But he fails to explain how we can figure out who fits into each category, which would help a lot. Instead the author hints that we need his professional advice on that. Meaning extra service and money on his pocket of course.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Understanding Other People?

The best "secret" of the book is definitely the best one "It's all about me". But I'll the details for who listen to this book.


Was Understanding Other People worth the listening time?

It's was. It's an eye opener but don't expect that all your relationships problems will disappear after reading this book.


Any additional comments?

If you liked this book you should read some sales books as well like the psychology of selling.

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- Guilherme

Good info wrong presenter

One of the things that make audio books effective for me is that I feel like I'm listening to the author in a one on one setting. Hearing the male voice of the presenter talk about his husband and almost crying after a troublesome conversation was distracting. Otherwise, good material. Nothing revolutionary but a new way of presenting it was enjoyable.
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- Hugh W. Cox

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2012
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC