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What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The best body language book I've ever read

Like many people, I'm interested in being able to read other's body language. I have at least nine books on the subject, a growing collection because none gave me tools I didn't know and that I could easily go out and use.

With Joe Navarro's book, I knew I had a win...
Like many people, I'm interested in being able to read other's body language. I have at least nine books on the subject, a growing collection because none gave me tools I didn't know and that I could easily go out and use.

With Joe Navarro's book, I knew I had a winner when he answered the question: What is the most truthful part of the body. (Not the face, of course. From when we're kids, we're taught to conceal our feelings. "Don't make that face when you eat spinach!")

Not only has he coached law enforcement but he can organize and explain body language by zones in an easy-to-read way.

I've always heard of "fight or flight" but this is the first time I heard of the the first body response -- freeze. As soon as I read it and recalled times when the screech of breaks could make an entire room freeze, I knew this man knew his stuff.

If you are looking for something more than "arms crossed over the chest means they are closed off from what you are saying", this book could be for you.

posted by Ventura_Reader-Writer on December 5, 2009

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7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

DEFINITELY NOT WORTH BUYING! DONT DO IT! HEAR ME OUT!

I had a hard time reading through this book after the first 50 pages because everything that the author was informing on what body language is what everyone already knows! obvious! common sense!...nothing new to the pubic i'd say. FOr example, on pge 103 "on Baring the ...
I had a hard time reading through this book after the first 50 pages because everything that the author was informing on what body language is what everyone already knows! obvious! common sense!...nothing new to the pubic i'd say. FOr example, on pge 103 "on Baring the Torso" it describes how in street fights sometimes removing an article of clothing like a shirt or hat is a sigh of a person getting ready to strike at an opponent or it might be simply to flex their muscles.....HOW OBVIOUS IS THAT!..Their is lots of examples like this one that will make you feel you just wasted money on nothing. CANT SAY I DIDNT WARN YOU!

posted by Princess_Leya on August 3, 2010

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    The best body language book I've ever read

    Like many people, I'm interested in being able to read other's body language. I have at least nine books on the subject, a growing collection because none gave me tools I didn't know and that I could easily go out and use.

    With Joe Navarro's book, I knew I had a winner when he answered the question: What is the most truthful part of the body. (Not the face, of course. From when we're kids, we're taught to conceal our feelings. "Don't make that face when you eat spinach!")

    Not only has he coached law enforcement but he can organize and explain body language by zones in an easy-to-read way.

    I've always heard of "fight or flight" but this is the first time I heard of the the first body response -- freeze. As soon as I read it and recalled times when the screech of breaks could make an entire room freeze, I knew this man knew his stuff.

    If you are looking for something more than "arms crossed over the chest means they are closed off from what you are saying", this book could be for you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Don't go through life blind

    This book is very useful in learning to read body language to enhance your communication skills. The book goes through each section of the body and describes behaviors that give you clues that you can use to your advantage; whether you're a student, professor, in law enforcement, sales, or a spouse; you'll be amazed at how much better reading non-verbals of the body while communicating can help in making the most out of everything from sales calls to interviews (or simply trying to talk to your spouse). It is eye opening how many signals you'll pick up on from people that give clues that you can use to estimate how someone's feeling, wether or not you're getting your point across, or if someone isn't comfortable with what you're saying, and so much more. It has definitly opened my eyes to all the non-verbals of communication that are going on around me that I never picked up on before. It's like opening your eyes for the first time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Amazing Read

    I was really excited to read this book when I first saw it, so I had to buy it. I was definitely not disappointed. Very well written in a clear and easy-to-grasp voice. Very informative and doesn't belittle the reader at all. Very good for those who are not very familiar with Psychological terms too.
    Very highly recommended to anybody who is interested in learning more about observation, and how to better understand other humans.

    Very highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    If you are a people watcher, this book makes that hobby SO much more interesting!!!!

    I have learned so much about the very interesting moves our body does without any thought at all, and yet telling those who know what to look for, all your "secret" fears.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    This is a great book that explains the brain's hard-wired, inher

    This is a great book that explains the brain's hard-wired, inherent preservation role in the process behind the nonverbal cues and behaviors many of us already know, increasing our understanding of why!

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