THE YOU CODE
Writer: Judi James
How I read it: Kindle
Synopsis: Did you know that the way you eat your food will be sending subliminal messages out about your sexual habits? Or that the way you decorate your desk, could be helping your boss decide about that promotion or pay rise? We’re all aware of the subtle messages of design and marketing but what about the signals you send out about yourself and your personality?The You Code is the book that answers all these questions, uncovering the hidden meaning behind the simplest of choices. Judi James, with co-writer and journalist James Moore, pulls no punches in her addictive and entertaining book which gets to the nub of who you really are, telling you more about yourself than you ever wanted to know, as well as providing an intriguing insight into the people around you. From your favourite TV programme to the type of coffee you drink, even down to the filling in your sandwich, The You Code is a must for anyone who wants to find out more about themselves and, more importantly, what everyone else thinks of them.My Thoughts: I was disappointed in this book. I wanted to like it, I really did. It mentioned my favourite past times: reading, television, and drinking coffee.
Why I was disappointed: options were missing.
For instance, I'm a coffee drinker but I drink regular coffee with a drop of milk. That wasn't an option. And under the 'What your mantelpiece says about you' the option for bare and well-dusted wasn't an option.
What about a normal, well-made bed under the 'What your bed says about you'.
And, the information under each option is often rude.
For instance, under the option of drinking Earl Grey tea (my favorite): "...drinks do have an air of superiority but they're also those who prefer their gratification delayed, rather than instant because the 'delicate' flavour of this tea can take several samplings before it can be enjoyed." What!?
Or, under Lapsang Souchong: "...how precious are you? How Special? Not very is the likely answer but you clearly like to think so." First of all, what is Lapsang Souchong? And how can you possible assess that from one tea?
For a wonderful book on reading people, try Reading People by Wendy Patrick Mazzarella and Jo-Ellan Dimitrius.