What Every BODY is Saying : An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People, Paperback Book

What Every BODY is Saying : An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People Paperback

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He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great-or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did.Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring.

Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors.

You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

You will discover:The ancient survival instincts that drive body languageWhy the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelingsWhat thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motivesThe most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trustSimple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9780061438295

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The author is an ex-FBI agent, and in this interesting book he explains how to detect if a person is lying. He looks for bodily reactions to pointed questioning and argues that particular limbic reactions are almost impossible to fake. He explains that it needs training, and usefully shows the error of taking voluminous speech to represent truthfulness and unease to represent deception.The only other book that I've read on the subject is Charles Darwin's "The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals" but I found Navarro's book more enjoyable since it's crime focused and finer tuned.

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Excellent in insight into non-verbal communication from an expert. I especially enjoyed his associated experiences with specific "tells" (non-verbal communication).

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Educational. Learned a lot about what's behind common body language. Wanders around quite a bit - I like this sort of non-fiction to be a bit more well-organized for future reference.