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Making Sense of People

Decoding the Mysteries of Personality

by Samuel H. Barondes

Leading neuroscientist Samuel Barondes shares scientific frameworks and tools for improving your intuitions about people, and sizing them up more consciously, systematically, and successfully. He shows how to use the latest research about personality and character to get along better, choose great friends, decide whom to trust, and avoid narcissists and sociopaths.

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Categories: Psychology & Mental HealthSciencePersonal DevelopmentBusiness & Careers

Reading time: 34 hours


Graham Duncan
Investor, Co-founder of East Rock Capital

“Sam Barondes’ book Making Sense of People has had a big impact on my thinking, and I sometimes give a copy to people in the midst of hiring someone or even deciding whether to get engaged. As part of my role as an investor, I interview 400 to 500 people a year to decide whether to hire them or invest in their various startups or investment funds, and the most useful mental model I have found to help understand what makes people tick is the one Barondes describes in his book.”