What Every Body is Saying

By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins,

Book cover of What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Book description

What you say is often far less important than how you say it. One of the harbingers of success is understanding how nonverbal cues such as body language, dress, and demeanor affect how you are perceived and understood. In this book Navarro, one of the leaders in nonverbal behaviours, demonstrates…

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2 authors picked What Every Body is Saying as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

One of the reasons I was unsuccessful in my job search was my lack of ability to read people.

I struggled to the point of desperation. I was fascinated by body language and nonverbal communication since my childhood. This book triggered my interest in studying and training seriously.

Slowly, I got to the point where I was able to teach body language interpretation to hiring managers and job seekers. This book was exactly what I needed at the time to navigate the job market and to succeed in the corporate world. 

Joe Navarro worked as an expert in counterintelligence and…

Written by an ex-FBI agent, What Every Body Is Saying completely changed the way I listen during conversations. People lie with their faces, but their bodies can’t hide the truth. In this book, you learn how each part of the body (i.e., eyes, hands, feet) manages stress and in doing so you can detect deception. For example, I’ve always heard if someone has their arms crossed that they are being defensive or untrustworthy well… that age-old thought is not necessarily true. In fact, crossing arms during conversation is scientifically proven to be a self-soothing measure, if anything, they are protecting…

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