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True Lies, A Guide to Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language and Detecting Deception in the Real World [Kindle Edition]

Stu Dunn
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    Book Description

    Improve your understanding of non-verbal communication and protect yourself from deception.

    A man stands between you and your car; arms folded, legs apart, with narrowed eyes glaring at you with tightened lips. Are you in danger? A woman smiles at you from across the bar and moves her drink to one side. Was that an invitation? Your teenager comes home late and explains with hands in pockets and a single shoulder shrug how someone else damaged the car. Are you being lied to?

    If you deal with people in ANY way, then this book is for you.

    Open this book to take a step towards improving your understanding of people and your relationships. Learn how to read faces, interpret body language and avoid deception through this easy-to-read guide.

    True Lies includes:
    - A guide to the seven universal facial expressions.
    - All you will ever need to know about body language & gestures.
    - How to avoid misinterpretations & improve communication.
    - The three researched steps to detecting deception.
    - Proven techniques to improve interviewing skills.
    - Plus much more!


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    • File Size: 7429 KB
    • Print Length: 232 pages
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00ETHSAU2
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    7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading October 18, 2013
    Format:Paperback
    True Lies is essential reading for absolutely everyone. If you know any people who have a body(!) - this will help you immeasurably to know more about what they are really SAYING, even if they are sitting silently. Stu Dunn gives excellent context and overview for approaching body language in general, and highlights each chapter with essential tips that you can easily remember. For those who are familiar with the popular TV show, Lie to Me, you will be familiar with many terms, but this book will give you enough real research and knowledge to make it all understandable and therefore even more enjoyable. Professionals and novices will appreciate True Lies as it provides both an overview, and sufficient details for learning subtle points, plus it is full of handy reference charts and photos. Stu's writing style is VERY READABLE and enjoyable, with just enough touches of humor and personal perspectives to give you an extra, genuine smile.

    Much of this material is available in Stu's online study course through SDL. As a student of his and now expert in micro-expression detection myself, I can't recommend highly enough the benefits that you will forever receive. For those particularly interested in deception detection, your assumptions will turn in to knowledge very soon as you will KNOW what you are looking at and what meanings can, and can't, be inferred from various macro and micro body language and vocal cues. You will never perceive anyone quite the same way after learning the truth about body language, and most CAN be learned through simply enjoying the reading True Lies.
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    4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Everyone speaks the same body language? August 31, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book makes a very poor assumption - people are all the same.

    Body language changes, based on culture, time and place. More importantly for me, as someone with Asperger's Syndrome (an Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD), I am very well aware that I do not get my body language "right". Not only am I unable to "read" other people, they will consistently misread my attitude, truthfulness and intentions.

    The assumption that "we are all the same" is a dangerous one, as shown by police in way too many shootings of innocent people "acting suspiciously". Please don't encourage us all to use these assumptions as the basis for our behaviour towards others.
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    3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars This Book is a Mess May 24, 2014
    Format:Paperback
    While I'm sure the author has done extensive research, his writing is pretty terrible. This book is a jumbled mess of ideas and subpar grammar. The author focuses more on emotions and feelings than he does on body language and deception recognition and even throws in his philosophy on smiling as a way to overcome depression. (Huh?!) Some of the content was almost insulting in its simplicity while other concepts were far too complicated for a beginner to understand. This is obviously a self-published book that might have been a decent read with the help of a talented editor. I would recommend What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro as a more polished and thorough introduction to the study of body language.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, not that good. October 12, 2014
    By smhill
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Wasn't at all what I expected. The author said something meant one thing, but it could be something else too. Sorry, not that good.
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    3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent book to read and to keep! October 27, 2013
    Format:Paperback
    I enjoyed the clarity of this book. It is written in a simple and easy to read style.
    Primary emotions and gestures are explained with lots of pictures, which is much appreciated!
    I loved it! I had a great time reading it!
    I recommend this book to all who want to understand human behavior.
    ***5-stars ***
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting so far August 10, 2014
    Format:Paperback
    Just started reading it, only on the first chapter but find it very interesting. Some parts are technical and that is ok but even though I have read quite a few books on this subject I am finding new things. I am finding that it takes a little getting used to, for instance I keep wanting to correct his spelling because he is from New Zealand and the US differs on a few words, so that gets a little funny! But the information is great, makes we want to learn. We will see how I feel when I finish.
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    Stu Dunn, Founder of SDL Behavioural Science Consultancy and Head Consultant, International Speaker, FACS Certified, Micro Expressions, Body Language & Deception Detection Expert.

    Stu Dunn is the first Facial Action Coding System (FACS) Certified consultant in New Zealand. Stu has had a natural interest in human behaviour and non-verbal communication for most of his life. Stu's continued study of psychology, body language, micro expressions and FACS has helped him become New Zealand's leading expert in micro expressions, emotional surveillance and FACS (FACS is the most detailed de-coding of the face, and universally recognized by psychologists and physiologists worldwide).

    Stu is also one of the first in the world to achieve Master Level on Humintell's Mix Elite Micro Expressions software. Stu has been studying body language since 2001, and has worked with participants from New Zealand, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Germany, Afghanistan, Portugal, Switzerland and Sri Lanka so far. This includes working with participants from the NZ Defence, IRD Fraud Investigators, Sri Lankan Customs, Homeland Security, Telecom NZ and Vodafone to name a few. Stu is also part of the Human Behaviour Academy.

    Stu's areas of expertise include: micro expressions, emotions and emotional surveillance, body language, deception, interviewing, training, business consulting, video analysis (evaluating truthfulness & credibility), FACS coding (videos, pictures and animation), sales training, assistance with criminal and private investigations.

    Outside of behavioural science, Stu practices martial arts. In 1999 he began Wing Chun Kung Fu, and has been teaching the Qian Li Dao Academy style of Wing Chun since 2005. Stu has also been trained in massage, has a Certificate in Hypnotherapy (January 2010) and has written a fantasy book (Sarophia, 2004). Stu and his wife Bridget are successful in the real estate industry, and enjoy the flexibility this allows for their family.

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