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Posted April 22, 2003
I didn't know if I would like this book or not when I first saw it. I didn't want to read a book that was a Cosmo-get 'em in bed book. This was a pleasant surprise. Since Irresistible Attraction, I've read other books by Kevin Hogan but this remains my favorite for a lot of reasons. Every page is filled with fun, respect for women, lots of well researched information about relationships and sometimes a tongue in cheek atttitude that is very fun! Hogan and LaBay share fascinating research about body language and non-verbal communication. I learned so much about body language I feel I could be a commentator on television. Some of the more interesting facts I discovered included: 1)When meeting someone you are likely to start off on the right foot if you keep that person to your right side. The research behind this was truly amazing and once you learn this, you wonder why no one ever figured it out before. 2) The first impression really is important and in fact you should try to make a great impression on everyone you meet. 3) People with different colored eyes expect to be looked at in different ways and for different lengths of time. 4) People should dress themselves with colors that match their eyes for a great impression. 5) Men and women's body weight influences how people perceive their personality. I thought people would like you for who they are and they do but people assign better characteristics to you if you are thinner! 6) Women are deeper and more complex beings than men! (I knew that all the time.) 7) Physical appearance is far more important to men than women. 8) Clothing styles help you state who you are and helps other people see you for what you are stating. 9) In the first few seconds of meeting someone, everything matters alot and carries over into the relationship. 10) First impressions are difficult to change. 11) There are lots of specific cues and clues that makes us more and less attractive to others. This book is like a Bible for making it easy for people to love you. I also agree with the other reviewers that sometimes the book veers off of the interpersonal dimension into the business dimension, but even that works. This book is fun, exciting and really useful!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.