O'Reilly logo

The Nonverbal Advantage by Carol Kinsey Goman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 2Reading the Whole Body

KINESICS IS THE TERM that refers to body movements and the meanings they communicate. By paying careful attention to a variety of body movements—such as posture, leanings, and breathing patterns—and noticing when someone makes a sudden transition from one position to another, you can get a good idea of the other person’s shifting mood and attitude. In this chapter you’ll see how body movements send their unique messages. You’ll also learn why mirroring— a communication technique of mimicking another person’s posture and gestures—is a powerful way to build rapport.

Emotional Body Language

In the past, scientists thought that human emotions were mainly read and transferred through facial expressions. New research ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required