Mentalist Atlas Brookings takes a weekly look at your five senses and explains how to interpret, analyze, and utilize the data they send you. Topics vary from body language and the functioning of the mind, to the art of negotiation and anticipating the behavior of others - with odd detours along the way. Hopefully your eyes will be opened to the subtle mental processes that shape and drive your behavior and color the way that you interact with the world around you.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Forewarned, But Not Necessarily Forearmed
My friends, let me begin by apologizing for not posting for the last few weeks. I've released another book in the intervening weeks and was pushed to meet that deadline. In addition to this, the main water line to our house broke underneath the concrete slab and we've spent the last few days moving everything out and repairing the damage. It was ugly, but I am beginning to find more time.
Now, anyone who has been following this blog has noticed that over the last few weeks, we've addressed and examined how the words a person chooses to employ can effect what others believe and perceive.
I've found a video that I think illustrates this point perfectly. I don't necessary have an opinion on the lecturer's content, though I find him engaging and think he puts his case admirably.
What I'd particularly like to call your attention to occurs at the following timestamps on the video.
Begin at 1:53 into the video and watch until 2:56 - you will see that the lecturer presents a challenge to his audience.
If you then skip forward to 18:15 and watch until 19:33, you will be able to take the test he intimates that he will administer.
I'd just like to ask that you will do me a small favor - once you've taken the test (and if you've found the link to this blog post through Facebook) please click like on the link so that I have some idea how many of you failed the test.
I'll report back next week on my findings, as well as break down what happened and why.