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What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People Kindle Edition
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About the Author
For twenty-five years, Joe Navarro, M.A., was an FBI counterintelligence special agent and supervisor specializing in nonverbal communications. He is a frequent lecturer and is on the adjunct faculty at Saint Leo University and the FBI. He consults to the Department of Energy, the State Department, and the Institute for Defense Analysis, a Washington, D.C. based think tank. Mr. Navarro has taught intelligence analysis to both the law enforcement and intelligence communities. In addition to his counterintelligence duties with the Bureau, Mr. Navarro was the senior criminal profiler in the Tampa Division and continues to serve as a consultant in the National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program.
Marvin Karlins received his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University and is senior professor of Management at the University of South Florida. He is the author of 23 books and most recently collaborated with Joe Navarro on Phil Hellmuth Presents Read'em and Reap.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- Print Length : 273 pages
- File Size : 1235 KB
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks (13 October 2009)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0010SKSTO
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Paper quality : excellent. Product delivered on time
I feel that the other book had bullets and key highlights and this book is more like joining of points.
The other book was like a bird's eye view and this one is like a beautiful flow in depth with details and all.
I feel , it would be better to read the other one first and this one later as it more sense.
Its not just a book, rather its a talk! A talk with someone who realllyyy wants to make sure that you really get what he wanted to tell ya, like an experienced adult of the family.
Being a non-reader, it got me hung to itself and thus i completed the book in 3 days.
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This is a beginners' book. So if you are already a whiz at reading body language, or you are a psychology graduate, this is not the book for you. It's the pop-science/pop-psychology version, aimed at the ordinary man-in-the-street who wants to know about more about the subject, to be better able to read friends, family, colleagues, and so on. If you want something more complex than that - if you want a high-level textbook or an academic thesis - this is not the book for you.
On the other hand, if you are an ordinary person wanting to know a bit more about body language, this is a good place to start.
Equally, I think this would be a good book for writers who want to write realistic body language - there's a difference between being able to read body language instinctively, and having it laid out exactly what you're looking at, and the types of things people do when they're comfortable/not comfortable, so that you can then reproduce it.
Navarro might have interesting information to impart, but his delivery tends to be a little flat. This is not the kind of narrative non-fiction pop-science book that pulls you along with the sheer sparkiness of the prose. Get used to that, suck it up, and read the information. This is the boiled cauliflower of prose: good for you, but bland.
Unlike some reviewers, I am not naturally gifted with a brilliant ability to interpret other people's body language. Nor am I a psychology graduate. However, the content seemed to me to be accurate. When I replay what I've seen in my head, it matches up with what Navarro is saying. Furthermore, Navarro is very clear that body language tends to indicate comfort/discomfort - what that means is something you have to interpret in context. There is no 'tell' that will infallibly indicate when someone is lying.
Four stars for content, provided you're in the right target audience. Delivery could have been better, but not everything in life is fun and exciting. A useful book for those who want to know a little more on the subject for general-purpose use.
I recommend this great book to anyone looking to gain that extra confidence and gift you the knowledge to be a step ahead in many day to day situations.
If you've ever read books about body language before, you probably know what's in this book already. Nothing unusual or surprising is revealed by this FBI guy.
He told me he felt I did not like him along with other things and I was amazed how he could know these things about me just by meeting me. So I asked him how he knew and he recommended this book, and I bought it as soon as I got home from the date. I never saw him again but i read the book and it is definitely worth reading if you want to learn how to speed read people.
The product also seems to be reasonably price and the writing style of the author makes the book both enjoyable and easy to read.
Rather than just saying "a person doing this, means this" he explains what the brain is doing. He goes in to detail about context and not just using non verbal language but the situation you are in, what is said and much more.
I've read a couple of books on this subject and I really should have just read this one!
The thing about body language is, we naturally know more than we realise and some of what he says, and all books say, is obvious.
This book just gives you a more thorough knowledge.