This is a guest post from Neil White at This Dad Does.
If you read and enjoy Ben’s blog, chances are you’re an introvert or at least tend towards introversion. Introversion means you like to reflect on and mentally process information before taking action or responding.
In conversations this is extremely important. Extraverts can babble on for hours (probably filling the awkward silences they perceive), where as you like to take your time and consider what is being said before responding.
This analytical approach to conversation and social interaction means a correct understanding of body language (or non-verbal communication) is essential.
What Every BODY is Saying gives comprehensive insight into body language and non-verbal tells—perfect for introverts and extraverts alike.
Non-Verbal Communication Enhances Your Situational Awareness
Situational awareness is the ability to read people and your surroundings. This means you can say the right thing and do the right thing at the right time.
Situational awareness also means understanding what is going on at that time. For example, you’re sitting in a work meeting and things feel tense.
Understanding body language gives you an edge in understanding how others feel about each other. And you.
Navarro’s book focuses on several key aspect of non verbal behaviors, namely:
- Non verbal tells from the legs
- Understanding hands, arms and feet
- Facial expressions and deciphering deception
And much more.
Incredible Value For Money
Navarro is known as a world leader in his field. As a former FBI agent, some of his real-life examples in the book are jaw-dropping. He has also heavily influenced other experts such as psychologist and author Amy Cuddy.
If you were to get one-on-one tuition with Navarro, that would costs thousands. Even a one-day seminar would be hundreds of dollars.
But his book is just $19.99 or even less if you get the Kindle version.
You could even learn to tell when the used car salesman is trying to rip you off. If that stops you from buying a dud, you’ll have saved the value of the book a hundred times over!
This isn’t really a book that you can read through once and absorb all the concepts. You also need to apply what you are learning. I recommend reading this book slowly and taking time to use what you’ve learned in real world situations. For example:
In a business meeting: What does the body language of the other delegates tell you? How are they feeling. How does that change depending on who is talking/what is being said? The results of this analysis may surprise you!
Sit in a cafe and people watch: Who are the people you are watching? What are their stories? What is their relationship to each other? Are they happy, angry, anxious? Once you’ve read What Every Body is Saying, you’ll be able to understand so much more about other people’s moods and behaviors.
In high stress situations: I did this recently at a health and safety brief related to my work. Serious accidents were being discussed. It was interesting to see peoples non-verbal reactions when injury and harm was mentioned. People watching sports are also often under stress and their body language is less guarded.
Some Closing Thoughts
Navarro says his book is like driving through a town lost, until you find that all the road signs are on the sidewalk. You were looking up when you should have been looking down. You missed so much information looking in the wrong place.
Being able to read non verbal behavior and body language will help you in so many situations, from job interviews, business meetings and transactions to dating and relationships.
It’s also a valuable skill for introverts—being able to read an analyze people and situations is what you do best. This book can only help you do that more effectively.
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Bio: Neil M White is a blogger and copywriter based in Scotland, UK. His main project This Dad Does, promotes self improvement, healthy living, adventure and outdoors for successful dads.