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The Definitive Book of Body Language (2004)

by Allan Pease, Barbara Pease, Barbara Pease

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The authors have done a great job of clearly unfolding the details on intricate body behavior.

The simple language used to explain the theory behind the gestures helps you correlate between the gesture and the persons' intent. For example, folding hands indicates a person is covering his body from something he wants to avoid or something doesn't want to be a part of. Basics like this will help even amateurs to get on board with a complex subject with ease.

Many of the examples given in the book have 'office' connotations, like interview tips, business meetings or even casual talk with your colleagues. They are just as applicable to outside office environment.

There are gesture comparisons between women and men throughout the book that are truly impressive. This helped me better understand the opposite sex.

The book provides a ton of information and if you are someone new to this subject (like me), don't expect to get most of it with only one reading. Just like most other skills that you have developed, this one needs to be practiced with diligence to become better at. ( )
  nmarun | Mar 11, 2014 |
This was an excellent book. I have read it twice and plan on buying it after Christmas. I recommend this book to anyone in a leadership position. ( )
  garets86 | Nov 19, 2010 |
Generally useful, but full of stereotypes. ( )
  varroa | Mar 5, 2010 |
I never thought about notcing dialated pupils until I read this book. "Definitive Book of Body Language" provides humorous and infomative lessons in reading body language. I learned that you can tell a lot about what a person is thinking and/or how they feel about a person or situation simply by looking at what direction their feet are pointing. And the really friendly pat on the back that people give you during a hug,actually means, "okay, that's enough hugging...let's break it off." ( )
1 vote EbonyHaywood | Jan 2, 2010 |
Many things discussed in this book I discover are common to our daily observation . BUt the authors made it as rules..
I liked the interpretations of eyebrows movements and eye meanings. The more space you make between your eye and eyebrow, the more sincere you appear and innocent and truthful ..
And the most wonderful is the handshakes types. ( )
1 vote Hopee | Aug 29, 2009 |
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Pease, Allanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pease, Barbaramain authorall editionsconfirmed
Pease, Barbaramain authorall editionsconfirmed
Murillo, IsabelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roche, DanielTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553804723, Hardcover)

Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner.

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.

Discover:
• 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:58 -0400)

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A guide to human body language explains how to decipher nonverbal communication, how to read other people's thoughts and emotions through their gestures, and how to insure that one's own gestures are sending the right message.

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