Speaking in Thumbs: A Psychiatrist Decodes Your Relationship Texts So You Don't Have to Hardcover – 8 February 2022
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When it comes to modern relationships, our thumbs do the talking. We swipe right into a stranger's life, flirt inside text bubbles, spill our hearts onto the screen, use emojis to convey desire, frustration, rage. Where once we pored over love letters, now we obsess over response times, or wonder why the three-dot ellipsis came . . . and went.
Nobody knows this better than Dr. Mimi Winsberg. A Harvard- and Stanford-trained psychiatrist, she cofounded a behavioral health startup while serving as resident psychiatrist at Facebook. Her work frequently finds her at the intersection of Big Data and Big Dating. Like all of us, Winsberg has been handed a smartphone accompanied by the urgent plea: What does this mean? Unlike all of us, she knows the answer. She is a text whisperer.
Speaking in Thumbs is a lively and indispensable guide to interpreting our most important medium of communication. Drawing from of-the-moment research and a treasure trove of real-life online dating chats, including her own, Winsberg helps you see past the surface and into the heart of the matter. What are the hallmarks of healthy attachment? How do we recognize deception? How can we draw out that important-but-sensitive piece of information--Do you want kids? Do you use drugs? Are you seeing someone else?--without sending a potential partner heading for the hills?
Insightful, timely, and impossible to put down, Speaking in Thumbs is an irresistible guide to the language of love. With wit and compassion, Winsberg empowers you to find and maintain real connection by reading between the lines.
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--Christie Tate, New York Times bestselling author of Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
"Mimi Winsberg uses her incredible knowledge and research to help us understand that communication is a practice and vital to setting a relationship up for success."
--Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too
Expertly cuts right through the confusion of modern dating. A fantastic guide for anyone looking for real connection, but struggling to understand what messages really mean.
--Thomas Erikson, author of Surrounded by Idiots
About the Author
- Publisher : Doubleday Books (8 February 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0385546963
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385546966
- Dimensions : 14.55 x 2.72 x 21.64 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #151,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I found it fascinating to better understand how our texting patters reflect various aspects of our personalities. I am now empowered with the rich insights from this book, not only as I dissect others' texts but also as I write my own and think about what I want to communicate to others.
I'm already using the insights from this book. After learning about the ways in which personality types can be encoded in text messages, I've been able to identify much earlier the negative patterns and behaviors in guys I've matched through in the world of online dating. Thanks Dr. Mimi - you've saved me from many wasted hours and heartbreak!
I've actually purchased over a dozen copies of this book a gifted it to my girlfriends. We all want to see this book turned into a TV show or podcast. Please!