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The Definitive Book of Body Language

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The Definitive Book of Body Language

The Bottom Line

The Definitive Book of Body Language is a great resource for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of body language. Learn more about how to interpret the nonverbal behavior of other people as well as how to use body language to send the right signals.
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Pros

  • Helps the reader understand and interpret different types of body language.
  • Offers practical tips and suggestions for improving your own body language.
  • Covers a wide range of nonverbal behaviors, from eye signals to arm positioning.
  • Provides numerous visual examples of body language and nonverbal signals.

Cons

  • Few in-text citations to identify research, studies, and sources.

Description

  • Information about the background and history of research on body language.
  • Tips for how to become better at interpreting body language.
  • Cultural similarities and differences in the use of body language.
  • Common body signals that indicate lying or deceit.
  • Techniques for making a great first impression.
  • Practical advice and suggestions for improving your own body language.

Guide Review - The Definitive Book of Body Language

The Definitive Book of Body Language offers an intriguing look at how people use body language to communicate. Unlike many other books on body language, this book emphasizes the fact that “clusters” of behaviors are far more telling than just a solitary gesture viewed in isolation. While other body language books tend to focus on the interpretation of lying or deceitful behavior, this book offers tips for how you can use body language in positive ways.

Early chapters offer background information on body language research and how to interpret nonverbal signals. Later chapters offer a wealth of information on topics such as mirroring, eye signals, and micro-expressions. Most importantly, The Definitive Book of Body Language provides useful practical applications for reading signals and using body language to communicate. Valuable tips for making first impressions and coping with the nonverbal behaviors of others make this book a valuable resource for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of nonverbal communication.
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