I've noticed a lot of negative reviews for this book. They seem to be written by people who think there is some mysterious science, or set of "tricks" that can be deployed using body language.This is not a book of tricks. It will not teach you any weird occultic secrets or mystical rites. If you're looking for the "unfair advantage" that gets so heavily hyped on the Web, it's not here. It's not anywhere else, either (lol).This IS, however, a great book for understanding the essential science of nonverbal communication through body language. It is an awesome introduction to the science and, frankly, none of the books that have followed have done much to improve on it.A couple of specifics...If you want to know if a woman is interested in you, that section of this book is pretty good. If you want to learn how to communicate your interest in a woman, without having to say a word, read the chapter about "Mike." It's dynamite. I've used it many times to express attraction for a woman. It works like magic.And the wild thing is, these techniques also create attraction in women when you use them.So don't believe the "short cut" seekers who have blasted this book. It's a cool, wise, intriguing read.
You probably want a guide to body language. This isn't it. This is an attempt to define the study of body language as a science. It offers very few concrete examples of body language because that isn't its point.There are many other books on body language out there that probably serve your purpose better.However, if you're interested in the philosophy of science, and the margins of the social sciences, then this book is a primary source from the 1970s.
Taking into account the cultural climate change, you'll quickly realized just how dated this book has become. I wouldn't recommend this book if your seriously planning on studying the subject. Most of the theorems has since been proven wrong. The book even makes use of the word 'square' to describe what today would be called a dork.
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This book was first published in 1970. Maybe, at that point in time, people found the little bit of common sense in here helpful,I find that hard to beleive. Julius was very evasive in its explanations of his theories.Better books on the topic are Nonverbal Communication In Human Interaction by Mark L. Knapp, and Nonverbal Communication by Horst Ruthrof.
This is a grandfather of body language books. It is one of the few that kicked off the discussion of body language and non-verbal commincation. What some of the reviewers are looking for is a book of poker tells or a college text book. Communications was my major in college so I have read dozen's of "in-depth" books on this matter. The book is short and the content is brief but well written. I say it is a great read for anyone interested in the subject. Take it for what it is and enjoy.
This book has very little substance whatsoever. It should have been no longer than a magazine article. If the information in the book is true, all you need to know is don't waste your time studying body language because because it is too unreliable of a form of communication. Not even worth $5.20.