Containing more than 260 illustrations, Body Language 101 serves as a comprehensive dictionary of nonverbal communication. Human behaviorist Lambert uses research from the areas of kinesics, zoology, gender studies, and psychology to demonstrate how people use body language to reinforce speech or indicate their mood. The guide triple-indexes the material, with one section organized by body parts (e.g., arms-linked, legs-crossed), the second by actions and their meanings (e.g., signs of conflict, sincerity, and deceit), and the third by emotions and meanings (e.g., embarrassment, ownership). A particularly interesting chapter covers signs of deceit, with photographs illustrating dishonest gaze behavior and foot actions. This is easily one of the best books on the subject, even surpassing Susan Quilliam's Body Language . Highly recommended for all libraries.
Body Language 101by David Lambert
This amazing, revealing handbook contains all anyone will ever need to know about reading body language. With it, you can become a veritable human lie detector, spotting exactly when people are telling the truth, when they are lying, and even how they are feeling. What can you tell by folded arms, by the distance away someone stands when talking to you, from
This amazing, revealing handbook contains all anyone will ever need to know about reading body language. With it, you can become a veritable human lie detector, spotting exactly when people are telling the truth, when they are lying, and even how they are feeling. What can you tell by folded arms, by the distance away someone stands when talking to you, from facial expressions, or from blinking eyes? The answer? Almost everything! With hundreds of examples illustrated in full color, Body Language 101 can help anyone from any culture know more about his or her friends, spouse, colleagues, lovers, competitors, and enemies.
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David Lambert is a keen observer of human behavior. He lives in London.
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This book is not quite what it is made out to be. There are a few good tidbits about unconscious signals given through body language in there, but basically it just explains different conscious actions from different cultures. If you travel a lot this could be a valuable book, but if you're planning on using it to help you read people within your own culture, you're out of luck. If you live in the west you already know what a person means when she/he puts an index finger to the temple and drops the thumb like a hammer on a gun. You don't need that explained. You don't need the thumbs up sign explained either, I'd imagine. That type of information makes up the bulk of this book.
Not worth downloading for free.