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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review: Click

Just a mini-review. I finished Click, the Magic of Instant Connections (and yes, I had to renew it, dammit).

I'd give it 4 stars--On the Piper Patter rating scale, it's a Borrow It. Glad it came from the library, but then I don't buy many nonfiction books anyway.

This book is a great explanation for why sometimes people just "click". Many reasons, from being a part of something, to similarities, to basic proximity. Probably the most interesting part of the book for me was the discussion about "high self-monitors"--people who are skilled at regulating their moods, actions, voice levels according to differing social situations. They seem to go really far in life--and knowing the difference between them and "low self-monitors" can be very helpful when writing different character types.

Autumn Piper
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1 comment:

Sutton Fox said...

Very interesting. I'll have to check it out. Great way to add depth. Thanks!