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I Can Read You Like a Book by Maryann Karinch, Gregory Hartley

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CHAPTER 7

Making It Personal:A in R.E.A.D.

I have asked you to suspend your powerful brain and take in data similar to how a child would observe raw data without making judgments. I have also asked you to look for similarities and differences between people so you could begin to understand what is normal within a given culture or demographic. That’s the “R.” In this process of review, you taught yourself the second piece: evaluate, that is, look for the meaning of actions. You have also seen how your preconceived notions can filter what you are seeing, or even blind you.

Undoubtedly, you have begun to place people on bell curves to organize your perceptions. This is human nature, but it is difficult to research the chimps when you are one of ...

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