Dr. Howard Friedman’s Affective Communication Test (ACT) is a measure or scale of personal charisma, as described popularly in Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point.
An improved version of the scale is currently available for business uses, along with consultation with Dr. Friedman. An adapted and shortened version is available for individual self-insight (see below).
If you are interested in using this test or its derivatives for business uses, sales, or training (including limited consultation on best use), please e-mail Dr. Friedman with a brief description of your organization and your needs or questions.
If you are an individual interested in self-insight about health, happiness, and social influence, a version is included in Dr. Friedman’s new book, THE LONGEVITY PROJECT: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight- Decade Study (Hudson Street Press, 2011; also available worldwide).
Malcolm Gladwell says The Longevity Project “uses one of the most famous studies in psychology to answer the question of who lives longest—and why. The answers will surprise you. This is an important—and deeply fascinating—book.”
If you are an individual interested in further discussion about the relations of charisma and self-healing, beyond that described in The Longevity Project, please see Dr. Friedman’s book: The Self-Healing Personality: Why Some People Achieve Health and Others Succumb to Illness. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?isbn=0595002897
If you are a reporter interested in charisma, health, and longevity, please look over Professor Friedman’s websites and then email.
If you are interested in a speaking engagement, please go to the Contacts page, http://www.howardsfriedman.com/longevityproject/contacts.html.
The Affective Communication Test (ACT) © is a copyrighted and restricted test and is not available on the Internet. Please note that the scales are not for clinical diagnoses or treatment, nor for psychotherapy, and Dr. Friedman and his associates are acting to provide expert scientific advice, based on their research.