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Intriguing insight into the world of body language

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

#Audible1 This was my first audiobook I purchased using my monthly credit and I must say that it was an enjoyable and informative experience. The book opens yours eyes to the subtleties of body language you subconsciously already know about. Although the audiobook doesn't have illustrations as in the hardcopy, the narrator does a pretty decent job in verbally explaining the illustrations to the point you can visualize it. In the book, Navarro explains the several types of non verbal communication in pictorial format and then relates them to stories with his real life FBI past experiences, making his arguments all the more convincing. He uses his past experiences as an agent not only to bolster his argument but also brighten the tapestry of human experience in all of its delightful complexity(as he says in the book). Despite the fact that this book is well recognized among many circles, it is important to Remeber that some topics discussed are quite complex due to cultural differences in communication and lack proper scientific evidence. Navarro divides the nonverbal communication into two categories - based on the human brain - those controlled by the neocortex (the conscious actions) and the other on the limbic system (the subconscious actions). Most of the book revolves around the limbic part of the brain which acts in an honest way, independent of the conscious mind. After all that I've said, I truly feel that this was a worthy audiobook to listen to and has increased my understanding of nonverbal human behaviour and left me better equipped to understand and react to the social world around me. So, I encourage everyone to listen to this book (after all its backed by Navarro's 25 years worth of FBI experience) . It will definitely help you be more aware of your social surroundings! #Audible1

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