I read this book to help me with character development. Dr. Dimitrius writes with great authority, if not excrutiating detail about jury selection. But I found a lot of profiles share so many similarities that it got confusing. Most behavior and appearance clues are something the average person already knows. And Dr. Dimitrius is careful to remind the reader that (whatever it was on the list) is not enough to make an accurate conclusion - repeatedly. The mention of the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson trials were also tedious. What I hoped to gain from this book is to read people then possibly anticipate how they will act and react. But I feel all the information stops at identifying what a person possibly is. Maybe I was expecting too much.
This book is a thorough and concise guide to learning to appreciate people for who they are. It is not packed full of revelations - but supports common sense, (too rare these days), coupled with intuition and fact finding. In childhood, we are taught that it's rude to ask too many questions of people - so we fail to gather the proper information to form opinions. This book teaches us to gather and store facts and develop relationships based on reality and not perception.
The true value of this book is to translate the information and perform a self-evaluation. Unless you are dead you should be constantly growing, changing and moving forward. Reading this helped me out of lethargy and into action!