Foreword to Johnny’s book ‘BioTyping: Beyond Body Language’ by Liane Holliday Willey, EdD

Johnny Seitz in his early teensAs an autistic individual, Johnny Seitz lives in a very different place than the people around him. The autistic mind tends toward detail and mental pictures, and as such it is very focused and free of many of the expectational preconceptions that can limit the neurotypical mind from unbiased observation. This quality can allow the autistic person to see details and subtle interactions in an incredibly complex system that is bound to produce new discoveries many of which I believe, will ultimately revolutionize the world's perception of things. What an incredible gift and my friend, Johnny Seitz has it.

History provides us with plenty of scholars who had this gift. Leonardo DiVinci was able to see and understand the human body in a depth and accuracy that was unheard of in his day. Albert Einstein saw the true nature of the universe and was remarkably able to render that realization down into a four letter explanation of the interactions of atomic nature that literally changed sciences understanding of reality...e=mc2. Now, while we don't know for certain if DiVinci or Einstein had a form of autism or not, many top researchers in the field believe they at least had a number of traits consistent with autism. Like many super bright autistics, they had the kind of mind that is capable of taking a profoundly complex system and not only understanding it, but also and appreciating its potential and realizing it in practical terms. Beyond history, one has to look no further than Silicone Valley and it's unusually large autistic commuinity to see living examples of the unique mindset that is so aptly able to understand and create the computer codes that we all use, but cannot even begin to comprehend.

Johnny's particular gift allows him to perceive and understand very complex systems of physical movement. His gift also enables him to systemize, and ultimately apply, his analyses to the human body. Like so many young children with autism, Johnny was unable to accurately undertand most of the other people around him. Experts refer to this inability as mindblindness. In short, Johnny could not 'read' the people around him. He could not tell if they were teasing him, welcoming him, angry with him, happy with him, annoyed by him, even aware of him at all. Incredibly, Johnny was inately able to develop a technique of observation and applied interactional methodology that allowed him to better 'read' the world's people. In a rather organic and natural way, he taught himself how to 'read' people's subtle body movements, their body's physics if you will. This ability has served Johnny well from childhood on. It has taken him to great success. He has worked as a teacher on the university level, a mime on an international level, and most recently as a life coach/therapist in Los Angeles, where he is much sought after for his ability to help others understand the deeply rooted and typically subconscious truth and reasons behind their interactions with situations and people. I'm not at all certain of how he does it, but trust me. He does. I have seen him do it.

After just a short time spent watching my three children, my husband and myself, just moments after he first met us, Johnny was very accurately able to describe our basic personalty types.

While most people do not have an autistic's mindblindness, there are few who would not admit to being confused by other's actions or reactions to any given situation. Think job interview, meeting strangers on a bus, or socizlising with your partner's co-workers and you'll likely remember a time when you were befuddled by someone you saw. Put antoher way, you were unable to break the other person's personality code. With Johnny's sytem as your guide, you will be able to break that code and go on to make valid predictions about the person in question's general personality type, and even the way they assimilate and process information. Johnny has taught his system to hundreds of people who use it in their own lives and its endless possibilities are just beginning to be realized. Here's hoping you will take Johnny's insite and make it your own!

Liane Holliday Willey, EdD
Author of Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal, and Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between (ed.)