Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Under the Weather

Excuse me for not posting much recently but I came down with a cold on the weekend so I feel kind of blah and don't feel like writing much.

It hasn't stopped me from reading, however. I'm currently in the middle of The Definitive Book of Body Language, by Barbara and Allan Pease, that I checked out from the library.

I got the idea to read this from the suggestions that show up on the main page when I make my daily visit to Amazon. If a book looks interesting then I see if the library has it; if it looks really interesting or if the library doesn't have it (or if it is cheap enough) then I'll just throw it in the cart.

I think we all know that the gestures and expressions we make belie what really goes on in our heads despite what our words may be. This book explores that area in depth and I find it useful not only to watch other people and relate it back to what I've read, but to be aware of my own actions. That could prove quite useful in situations that involve negotiation, such as buying a car.

The chapter on detecting when someone is lying or trying to deceive you seems to feature Bill Clinton a lot, haha. Seriously - it does!

Anyway, I just thought I'd share my current read with you and let you know that it's pretty interesting and you should be able to find it at a library near you.

Here's a couple of YouTubes about lying.. check out the body language in them, too, lol..

You know, I always thought Mary Ann was better-looking than Ginger.

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