Ebook, 250 Pages
Non-Fiction/ Communication and Psychology
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 1/2
By: Joe Navarro
What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People is a book recommendation from Dr.Mike’s youtube channel. I am a huge fan of Dr.Mike and I always wanted to read a book about body language because communication is a big part of my job. So when one of my favorite youtubers recommended a book that I was interested in. There was no way I was going to skip it.
Not surprisingly, the book talks about body language and it has pictures and goes on to explain the physiology and psychology behind some of the movements and positions that we do on a daily basis. The book is easily read and available to all readers, you don’t have to be a doctor to read it. It is written by an FBI agent anyway.
The author sometimes depend on his personal experiment and sometimes I couldn’t help the feeling that he was exaggerating. I am pretty sure he is good but it is one of this circumstances when people are so good in their field that they see the whole world through their own glasses. I expected it to be more complex to be honest and many of the movements that were explained seemed very logical and known to me. But on the other hand, I noticed how much we miss this kind of communication although it is there in front of our own eyes. I went through the book slowly and just tried to notice the things I was reading about and to my surprise some of the things I read did happen exactly the same way they were written. We were doing a round on the patients and then I noticed how I was standing, how the department manager was posing and how the residents were. It is like we automatically took positions according to how comfortable we were and according to the authority we have. That was when I knew the book is a good one and that I should keep an eye on these things more often.
Summary: I think the book is a good for anyone interested in reading about body language. It can be too personal sometimes (Depends on experience rather than science) and it can be too obvious other times but it is helpful nonetheless. I think I will be applying things I learned from this book more often in real life!