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How to be a People Person Paperback – April 9, 1991

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Marianna's books are written to help people as she has always had an interest in psychology and, most particularly, social psychology. She has worked as a houseparent in a residential international sixth form college, being involved in the pastoral care of 48 16-20 year-olds, for six years and gaining valuable counselling skills and much insight into the problems facing this age group. Her books are all practical in nature and very complete requiring no further research even for discussion questions. Although her early books are aimed at adults helping children and young people, she is moving on to books that help adults and young people develop themselves - How to be a People Person is the result. She believes that those of us that have the means, should help and support those around us that are less advantaged than ourselves in whatever way. We should treat every person with respect and try to reserve judgement, especially when of personalities or experiences we don't understand. Marianna believes we all need a helping hand at times and hopes, through her books, to help others either directly because they have read the books themselves or indirectly because someone else has read the books and has used the ideas to help them.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Elliot Right Way Books (April 9, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716021749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716021742
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,482,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Smith on March 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book has helped me a lot. Having had a pretty isolated and difficult childhood and adolescence, I'd grown into an adult desperate to be accepted and yet isolated, unable to communicate effectively or be assertive. I simply didn't know how. Since reading this book, I've come to understand how to change from being passive to being assertive, and when to be aggressive. My fear of being isolated made me afraid to assert myself, to speak up. I stuttered, spoke hesitantly, head-bent... It was terrific to see all my behaviour described by a total stranger - so precisely - in this book! And to have passages and passages on how to fix it. I didn't even know there was a term for my behaviour ('passive' / 'passive-aggressive'). To know that there was a way forward...! It was very reassuring. 'How to be a people person helped me understand the methods people use to get what they want and how to win their respect and appreciation (and how to protect myself from bullying). I was refused promotion because of my inability to assert myself and to lead a team. Heck, as the book says, inability to communicate effectively is the biggest problem of the passive mind. The book tells me how to correct that and I think Marianna Csoti is one cool and fabulous human being for taking the time to write down her excellent tips. I'm applying them daily and feel really so much liberated and sure of myself where-ever the leaves may fall. I am me and proud to be...everyday. There's still a lot of work to do on me, but this book has given me a wonderful headstart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Willie Peck on March 27, 2014
Format: Paperback
Marianna has managed to explain in very simple language the main points needed for fruitful human interactions in everyday life - both work & personal relationships. She has also pointed out many subtle yet important points (eg. thoughts, expectations, body languages, choice of words, tones, expressions, eye contact, body distant etc.) that is so common sense, yet often oblivious or ignored by most people. I've read many self-help books over the years & this book is one of my 'bible' book that I constantly come back to for self-reflection. My only wish is that the publisher will seriously consider having an electronic version (ebook) available in Amazon, which I would gladly pay for the convenience.
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