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The Definitive book of body language: the hidden meaning behind people's gestures and expressions

Author: Pease, Allan ; Pease, BarbaraPublisher: Bantam Books, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 386 p. : Ill./Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0553804723Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Print BF637 .N66 P43 2004
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Includes bibliographical references


The definitive book of body language The definitive book of body language Acknowledgments xiv Introduction 1 All Things Are Not What They Seem How Well Do You Know the Back of Your Hand? How Well Can You Spot Body-Language Contradictions? How We Wrote This Book Your Body-Language Dictionary 1. Understanding the Basics 7 In the Beginning. . . Why It's Not What You Say How Body Language Reveals Emotions and Thoughts Why Women Are More Perceptive What Brain Scans Show How Fortune-Tellers Know So Much Inborn, Genetic, or Learned Culturally? Some Basic Origins Universal Gestures Three Rules for Accurate Reading Why It Can Be Easy to Misread Why Kids Are Easier to Read Can You Fake It? True-Life Story: The Lying Job Applicant How to Become a Great Reader 2. The Power X in Your Hands 31 s How to Detect Openness Intentional Use of the Palms to Deceive The Law of Cause and Effect Palm Power Our Audience Experiment An Analysis of Handshake Styles Who Should Reach First? How Dominance and Control Are Communicated The Submissive Handshake How to Create Equality How to Create Rapport How to Disarm a Power Player The Cold, Clammy Handshake Gaining the Left-Side Advantage When Men and Women Shake Hands The Double-Hander Handshakes of Control The Blair-Bush Power Game The Solution The World's Eight Worst Handshakes The Arafat-Rabin Handshake Summary 3. The Magic of Smiles and Laughter 66 Smiling Is a Submission Signal Why Smiling Is Contagious How a Smile Tricks the Brain Practicing the Fake Smile Smugglers Smile Less Five Common Types of Smiles Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine Why You Should Take Laughter Seriously Why We Laugh and Talk, but Chimps Don't How Humor Heals Laughing Till You Cry How Jokes Work The Laughter Room Smiles and Laughter Are a Way of Bonding Humor Sells The Permanent Down-Mouth Smiling Advice for Women Laughter in Love Summary 4. Arm Signals 90 Arm Barrier Signals Why Crossed Arms Can Be Detrimental Yes . . . but I'm Just "Comfortable" Gender Differences Crossed-Arms-on-Chest The Solution Reinforced Arm-Crossing Arm-Gripping The Boss vs. The Staff Getting the Thumbs-Up Hugging Yourself How the Rich and Famous Reveal Their Insecurity The Coffee Cup Barrier The Power of Touch Touch Their Hand, Too Summary 5. Cultural Differences 107 We Were Having Pizza at the Time Take the Cultural Test Why We're All Becoming American Cultural Basics Are the Same Almost Everywhere Greeting Differences When One Culture Encounters Another The English Stiff-Upper-Lip The Japanese "You Dirty, Disgusting Pig!"-Nose-Blowing The Three Most Common Cross-Cultural Gestures To Touch or Not to Touch? How to Offend Other Cultures Summary 6. Hand and Thumb Gestures 125 How the Hands Talk O n the One Hand . . . O n the Other Hand, Gestures Improve Recall Rubbing the Palms Together Thumb and Finger Rub Hands Clenched Together The Steeple Using Steepling t o Win at Chess Summary The Face Platter Holding Hands Behind the Back Thumb Displays Thumbs-Protruding-from-Coat-Pocket Summary 7. Evaluation and Deceit Signals 142 Lying Research The Three Wise Monkeys How the Face Reveals the Truth Women Lie the Best and That's the Truth Why It's Hard t o Lie Eight of the Most Common Lying Gestures Evaluation and Procrastination Gestures Boredom Evaluation Gestures The Lying Interviewee Chin Stroking Stalling Clusters Head Rubbing and Slapping Gestures Why Bob Always Lost at Chess The Double Meaning 8. Eye Signals 165 The Dilating Pupils Take the Pupil Test Women Are Better at It, as Usual Giving Them the Eye The Eyebrow Flash Eye Widening The "Looking Up" Cluster How Men's Fires Get Lit Gaze Behavior-Where Do You Look? How to Keep Eye Contact in a Nudist Colony How to Grab a Man's Attention Most Liars Look You in the Eye How to Avoid Being Attacked or Abused The Sideways Glance Extended Blinking Darting Eyes The Geography of the Face The Politician's Story Look Deep into My Eyes, Baby The First Twenty Seconds of an Interview The Solution What Channel Are You Tuned To? How to Hold Eye Contact with an Audience How to Present Visual Information The Power Lift Summary 9. Space Invaders-Territories and Personal Space 192 Personal Space Zone Distances Practical Applications of Zone Distances Who Is Moving In on Whom? Why We Hate Riding in Elevators Why Mobs Become Angry Spacing Rituals Try the Luncheon Test Cultural Factors Affecting Zone Distances Why Japanese Always Lead When They Waltz Country vs. City Spatial Zones Territory and Ownership Car Territory Take the Test Summary 10. How the Legs Reveal What the Mind Wants to Do 209 Everybody's Talking About a New Way of Walking How Feet Tell the Truth The Purpose of the Legs The Four Main Standing Positions Defensive, Cold, or "Just Comfortable"? How We Move from Closed to Open The European Leg Cross The American Figure Four When the Body Closes, so Does the Mind Figure Four Leg Clamp The Ankle Lock The Short Skirt Syndrome The Leg Twine Parallel Legs Put Your Right Foot In, Put Your Right Foot Out Summary 11. The Thirteen Most Common Gestures You'll See Daily 229 The Head Nod Why You Should Learn to Nod How to Encourage Agreement The Head Shake The Basic Head Positions The Head Duck Picking Imaginary Lint How We Show We're Ready for Action The Cowboy Stance Sizing Up the Competition The Legs-Spread Leg-Over-the-Arm-of-Chair Straddling a Chair The Catapult Gestures That Show When a Person Is Ready The Starter's Position Summary 12. Mirroring-How We Build Rapport 250 Creating the Right Vibes Mirroring on a Cellular Level Mirroring Differences Between Men and Women What to Do About It if You're Female When Men and Women Start to Look Alike Do We Resemble Our Pets? Monkey See, Monkey Do Matching Voices Intentionally Creating Rapport Who Mirrors Whom? Summary 13. The Secret Signals of Cigarettes, Glasses, and Makeup 265 The Two Types of Smokers Differences Between Men and Women Smoking as a Sexual Display How to Spot a Positive or Negative Decision Cigar Smokers How Smokers End a Session How to Read Glasses Stalling Tactics Peering-Over-the-Glasses Wearing Glasses on the Head The Power of Glasses and Makeup A Little Lippy, Lady? Briefcase Signals Summary 14. How the Body Points to Where the Mind Wants to Go 279 What Body Angles Say How We Exclude Others Seated Body Pointing Foot Pointing Summary 15. Courtship Displays and Attraction Signals 286 The Emergence of the Colorful Male Graham's Story Why Women Always Call the Shots Differences Between Men and Women The Attraction Process The Thirteen Most Common Female Courtship Gestures and Signals What Men Look at in Women's Bodies How Beautiful People Miss Out Is He a Butt, Boobs, or Leg Man? Male Courtship Signals and Gestures Men's Bodies-What Turns Women O n the Most Is She a Chest, Legs, or Butt Gal? Summary 16. Ownership, Territory, and Height Signals 317 Body Lowering and Status He's a Big Man Around Town Why Some People Seem Taller on TV Try the Floor Test The Downsides of Height How Body Lowering Can Sometimes Raise Status How TV Politicians Can Win Votes How to Placate Angry People What's Love Got to Do with It? Some Strategies for Gaining Perceived Height Summary 17. Seating Arrangements-Where to Sit and Why 330 Take the Table Test It's Not What You Say, It's Where You Sit King Arthur's Concept Keeping Two People Involved Rectangular Board Tables Why Teacher's Pet Sits o n the Left Power Plays at Home How to Make an Audience Cry The Attention Zone An Experiment in Learning Getting a Decision Over Dinner Summary 18. Interviews, Power Plays, and Office Politics 346 Why James Bond Looked Cool, Calm, and Collected The Nine Golden Keys to Making Great First Impressions When Someone Keeps You Waiting Fake It Till You Make It? Seven Simple Strategies for Giving You the Extra Edge Summary Office Power Politics How to Switch Table Territories Seated Body Pointing How to Rearrange an Office Summary 19. Putting It All Together 364 How Well Can You Read Between the Lines? How Did You Rate? Summary The Seven Secrets of Attractive Body Language References 380

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