How to read others' thoughts by their gestures, from the authors of Why Men Don't Listen and Why Women Can't Read Maps.
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It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life.
Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior.
• How palms and handshakes are used to gain control
• The most common gestures of liars
• How the legs reveal what the mind wants to do
• The most common male and female courtship gestures and signals
• The secret signals of cigarettes, glasses, and makeup
• The magic of smiles–including smiling advice for women
• How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want
Filled with fascinating insights, humorous observations, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of others–as well as yourself.
Reviews for hardback edition
This is a fascinating book, though clearly more much more government funding is needed to study the hitchhiking patterns of busty women. After reading it, you ll be able to decode and analyze the signature moments of our times. The famous confrontation, for instance, between Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer on the "Today" show. The New York Times
...this entertaining, easy-to-read book shows how to interpret posture and gestures, understand nonverbal behavior (including one's own nonverbal cues), and use body language to get desired reactions in social and business situations. Noting that a gesture may have different meanings in different situations, the authors emphasize the importance of clusters of gestures, congruence with verbal message, and context, situation, and cultural differences. Each chapter stands on its own and expounds on various situational behaviors (e.g., "Ownership, Territory and Height Signals") or gestures (e.g., "How the Legs Reveal What the Mind Wants To Do"). An expanded table of contents compensates for the lack of an index, and extensive references are provided for further reading. Highly recommended for all libraries. Library Journal