How to Recognize a Sociopath, Establish Healthy Boundaries and Understand What People REALLY Think with Dr. David J. Lieberman

Are you tired of guessing what others are really thinking? Would you like to be able to read people in every situation, whether in person or on screen, or in writing? If your answer is yes, then this episode is for you. Today’s guest, Dr. David J. Lieberman is a renowned psychotherapist and leading voice in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships.

David is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers Get Anyone To Do Anything and Never Be Lied To Again, which have been translated into 27 languages and sold millions of copies. He has trained personnel of the U.S. military, the CIA, the FBI and the NSA and he teaches government negotiators, mental health professionals and Fortune 100 executives.

I am completely enthralled with his latest book, Mindreader: The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really Are. I consider it essential reading for navigating daily communications or mastering high stakes negotiations.

In Mindreader David shows us how we can understand the subtext of a situation and takes “reading people” to a whole new level. Drawing on the latest research in the science of psycholinguistics – the cues embedded in spoken and written speech – David will share with us how to apply his cutting edge methods to everyday situations, including how to determine whether someone is lying, finding out whether a potential hire, dating app match, or new babysitter is trustworthy or hiding something, as well as detecting personality disorders. David’s insights and tools are truly invaluable to help us be safer, happier and more successful in life.

In this episode with Dr. David J. Lieberman, you’ll discover:

-David’s fascination with human nature and how it has shaped his research topics…04:32

-How to know what someone is thinking and how it might differ from what they’re saying05:55

-Surprises for those who are students of Dr. Lieberman’s teachings…09:00

-Signs to detect what others are thinking about us, their environment, etc…12:43

-How we view the world is a confession of our own character and emotional health…15:50

-People don’t just “snap”: warning signs of emotional duress…20:12

-Psychological profiles, and how to identify emotional illness…24:44

-Sociopathy, and how to differentiate a sociopath from a mere narcissist…29:11

-Friends with the world, close to no one: Common traits of a psychopath…32:11

-Ways we can communicate in establishing healthy boundaries…37:18

Resources mentioned:

David’s website

Mindreader: The New Science of Deciphering What People Really Think, What They Really Want, and Who They Really Are