What are the best books on body language?

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    #1Never Be Lied to Again

    Never Be Lied to Again

    Written by David J. Lieberman and published on September 10, 1995, by St. Martin's Press, this non-fiction psychology book features newly developed techniques in hypnosis, psycholinguistics, an ways on how to uncover the truth.


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    Frank Dunn
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "I enjoy reading self help books, so I was intrigued to see this book on reading people come across my radar. It's an interesting concept - the author does a good job of pointing out ways that you can interpret a person's true meaning in what they are saying based on how they are projecting themselves and their body mannerisms."
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    #2What Every Body is Saying

    What Every Body is Saying

    Written by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins, published on April 15, 2008, by Collins, this nonfiction psychology book explains the art of 'speed-reading' people in order to decode sentiments, interpret behaviors, and body language.


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    Howard Allen
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "I am currently in my first year in the university and I am taking up psychology. My prof recommended this book and after reading a few chapters of this, I was able to understand the meaning of non-verbal cues. Apart of body language, this book is useful in understanding oneself more. Great list! "
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    #3The Definitive Book of Body Language

    The Definitive Book of Body Language

    The Definitive Book of Body Language is a nonfiction and psychology book written by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease. It was published on July 25, 2006 by Bantam. It features the scientific side of people's gestures, body language, glasses, and makeup.


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    Moisés Ríos
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Body language can tell a lot about a person and believe it or not having good body language can help you succeed in your career, I found myself without a job and it had been years since I've done interviews for a job. Reading the definitive book of body language did wonders helping me improve my posture and body language, from what I learned from this book made me very confident when I had to go to a interview for a new job."


One’s emotional and/or social intelligence has a bearing on his or her ability to read body language. Have you ever come across of the saying “Action speaks louder than words”? Although it has been defined in so many ways, one thing is certain, 80 to 90 percent of the meaning of a message lies in the nonverbal part of it, research reveals, that is why communicating with someone tells more than just the verbal message being spoken or written. Yes, you read that right—written. Just to insert a little bit of a trivia, some people always mistaken ‘writing’ as a form of nonverbal communication, when in fact it is not. Verbal communication includes any form of which that utilizes words while nonverbal communication includes gestures, body language, eye contact, physical proximity, and touching to name a few. Throwing off a storm of signals could lead to miscommunication and so it is essential to understand one’s body language to grasp the message fully, or at least, better—this is practically useful in to maintain relationships or to jump-start your career. Remember to keep an open body language by giving an assertive handshake, sitting calmly, maintaining a relaxed posture, and playing with the tone of your voice. These gestures will help you exude a more positive aura and a balanced attitude.

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    #4Unmasking the Face

    Unmasking the Face

    Unmasking the Face is nonfiction and psychology book written by Paul Ekman and Wallace V. Friesen. It was published on January 1, 1975, by Prentice Hall. As the title suggests, this book looks deeper into the facial expressions of emotions.


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    Gao Tian
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "This book is one that broke a lot of ground when it was published. It's the definitive guide to facial expressions and what they mean. If you're in any job that deals with people and you need to get a read on them, this is your go-to guide. Perfect for people in sales, marketing and retail jobs to close the deal on people by using their face as a gauge to how you are doing with your pitch."
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    #5Emotions Revealed

    Emotions Revealed

    Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life is a nonfiction and psychology book written by Paul Ekman. It was published on March 1, 2004 by Henry Holt and Co.


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    Edward Obrien
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "Body language is 90% of communication and much of the body language that people use is contained in their facial expressions. This highly rated book covers reading facial expressions and deciphering emotions. This is an essential skill when you're talking to a business partner or a potential customer."
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    #6You Say More Than You Think

    You Say More Than You Think

    You Say More Than You Think: Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want! by Janine Driver is a nonfiction psychology book published on February 16, 2010, by Crown Archetype. It features body language for effective interpersonal communication.


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    Micky Yu
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "I wanted to make a better and long last inpression on people I was trying to work with at a new job. I as going to a networking event at the end of the month and wanted to say more with my face then words just incase it would help. So I got this book and worked at the 7 day plan. I can say now, the techniques t all worked out in my favor because a guy I wasnt even talking to that not emailed me and said I had a look and presence about me so he wanted to call me for an interview. "
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    #7You Can't Lie to Me

    You Can't Lie to Me
    You Can't Lie to Me is a nonfiction and psychology book written by Janine Driver, published on August 28, 2012 by HarperOne. It features lie detection techniques, especially observation to interrogation in five steps.

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    Brandon Hoffman
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I randomly picked this book up at a garage sale a few months ago, read it while on vacation, and didn't give it a second thought. Then, just last week, I was going through a fight with my girlfriend and realized, "Holy crap, this stuff works!" I called her out on her BS and she was absolutely stunned. The look on her face was well worth the ten bucks I spent on this book."
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    #8Body Language

    Body Language
    Body Language: Discover and Understand the Psychological Secrets Behind Reading and Benefitting From Body Language is a psychology book written by Harvey Segler. It was published on March 2, 2016, by Harver Segler.

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    Lawrence Johnson
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I think this book does a good job of explaining how you need to listen when people are talking to you. It explains body language in terms of regular language, in that it is an important way of communicating your thoughts. There's some scientific knowledge as well as practical steps for improvement."
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    Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception is a psychology and nonfiction book written by Pamela Mayer, published on July 20, 2010, by St. Martin's Press. It features facial recognition training, interrogation, and comprehensive research.


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    Peter Price
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "Cool book with some interesting theories. I was looking for some more well-rounded information as to body language, not just in spotting liars, but this was kind of cool. I'm not sure how much I buy all this stuff about being able to tell when people are lying but this was a neat read."
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    #10Spy the Lie

    Spy the Lie
    Spy the Lie: How to spot deception the CIA way is a nonfiction and psychology book written by Philip Houston, published on July 19, 2012, by Icon Books. It tells the techniques geared towards unveiling the truth used by CIA.

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    Brandon Hudson
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "When I purchased this book I was concerned that it was a cash grab. After reading it, I realized I now pick up tell from peoples body movements when I'm not even trying to! This book is the real deal and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning how body language can show you if somebody is lying!"
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    #11How to Analyze People

    How to Analyze People

    How to Analyze People: The Ultimate Guide to Human Psychology written by A.C. Drexel features guides on reading and analyzing people's personalities through their behaviors and body language.


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    Martín Meléndez
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "I have learned so much from How to Analyze People. It has changed the way I view people and helped me understand them better, I definitely recommend it!"


Best What are the best books on body language
1Never Be Lied to AgainBooks 17 Paid
2What Every Body is SayingBooks 13 Paid
3The Definitive Book of Body LanguageBooks 12 Paid
4Unmasking the FaceBooks 9 Paid
5Emotions RevealedBooks 8 Paid
6You Say More Than You ThinkBooks 7 Paid
7You Can't Lie to MeBooks 5 Paid
8Body LanguageBooks 4 Paid
9LiespottingBooks 2 Paid
10Spy the LieBooks 2 Paid

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