Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking

Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking

by Mark Bowden, Tracey Thomson

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Overview

A fresh, insightful guide to reading body language in the post-digital age

Whether you’re at a job interview or a cocktail party, searching LinkedIn or swiping right on a dating site, you want (no—need) to understand what people are really thinking, regardless of what they’re saying. Understanding what others are trying to tell you with their posture, hand gestures, eye contact (or lack thereof) or incessant fiddling with their iPhone might all be even more important than what you’re projecting yourself. Do they plan on making a deal with your company? Are they lying to you? Can you trust this person with your most intimate secrets? Knowing what others are thinking can tell you when to run with an opportunity and when not to waste your time, whether at work, in a crucial negotiation or on a promising first date.

Bestselling authors Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson, principals at the communications company Truthplane, illustrate the essential points of body language with examples from everyday life, leavened with humour and insights that you can use to your advantage in virtually any situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443456586
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,320,561
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mark Bowden, voted the number one body language professional in the world by Global Gurus, is a renowned thought leader in the field of nonverbal communication. Principal at groundbreaking communications organization TRUTHPLANE, Mark is sought after internationally for his entertaining and inspirational keynote speeches. He has a popular TEDx talk, media appearances worldwide, and bestselling books enjoyed by millions. Tracey Thomson, co-founder of TRUTHPLANE, advises the world's top companies and individuals on issues involving communication and body language. Her background in directing and training performers internationally in the psychology of movement, as well as her professional experience analyzing and supplying solutions to the dramas we find ourselves in, gives her unique insights into human behavior and what people are really thinking.


Tracey Thomson, cofounder of TRUTHPLANE, advises the world’s top companies and individuals on issues involving communication and body language. Her background in directing and training performers internationally in the psychology of movement, as well as her professional experience analyzing and supplying solutions to the dramas we find ourselves in, gives her unique insights into human behavior and what people are really thinking.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Genuine Deceptions 13

1 Body Language Lies 17

2 Powerful Thinking 23

3 Mind Your Judgments 29

4 Scan for Truth 31

Part 2 Dating 35

5 They're Totally Checking Me Out! 41

6 Playing Hard-to-Get 51

7 Just Feeling Sorry for Me 63

8 I'm Being Ghosted 71

9 What a Complete Psycho! 79

10 They Are Running the Show 87

11 I'm Going to Pay for That! 97

12 They Are So Mad at Me 103

13 A Lying Cheat? 113

14 Definitely into My Friend 123

15 A Match Made in Heaven? 129

16 They Are So Breaking Up! 141

Part 3 Friends and Family 149

17 Thick as Thieves 155

18 My New BFF? 165

19 FOMO 173

20 Control Freak 185

21 Too Close for Comfort 197

22 They'll Never Fit in with My Family 207

23 House on Fire! 217

24 I Am Boring the Pants off Them 225

25 Lying Through Their Teeth 233

26 Persona Non Grata 245

27 Invisible Me 251

Part 4 Working Life 259

28 I Aced That Interview-So, Where's the Job Offer? 263

29 They Hate My Work 273

30 Big Dog 281

31 Never Going to See Eye to Eye 291

32 Cold Fish 301

33 They're Gonna Blow! 311

34 This Meeting Is a Waste of Time 321

35 Looks Like a Winning Team 331

36 So, You Think You're the Boss 339

37 Hand in the Cookie Jar 349

Summary 361

Bonus Bluff 363

Learn more 365

Acknowledgments 367

Notes 379

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TashaH 6 months ago
From working to family to even how people come across online. This book is a must-read for people who want to go a level deeper in understanding what body language is saying in their daily lives.