To Kiss Or To Hug

Traveling to Paris? Here is a little insight into social greetings.

Why We Hate It When People Invade Our Space

Why exercising social intelligence matters and why it can dominate a news cycle

Psychopathy and Mass Movements

The predators that join mass movements and terrorist organizations

Ten Ways to Keep Family Members From Ruining Your Holidays

Don't let family members ruin your holiday festivities.

20 Clues To Toxic Bosses

When bosses make us feel bad - even sick - but we don't know why: This 20 item checklist will help.

12 Things Narcissists Think

How Narcissists view themselves - 12 surprising answers

9 Truths Exposing a Myth About Body Language

Arm Crossing - we all do it and it means more than you think

Facial Denting

Why would we ever intentionally dent our own faces?

What Can You Learn About Someone From Just a Photo?

We love to analyze photos of friends or even politicians but are they always reliable in letting us know what people are thinking, feeling, desiring, or intending?

Why Predators Are Attracted to Careers in the Clergy

15 reasons why predators seek careers in the clergy.

What to Make of the Woody Allen Case?

Questions we should be asking about the sexual predation of children and society's role.

5 Ways That Body Language Can Signal Trouble

During high stress or a calamity, these unique behaviors shout "I need help."

Jaw Shifting

We have heard of shifty eyes but what about a shifty jaw? What the jaw tells us about what is going on in the mind.

How You See the World Makes All the Difference

The number one skill all great discoverers, innovators, and entrepreneurs have in common. This one indispensable ability.

The Art of Handshaking

Everyone has received a "bad handshake," that left a bad impression. Here are some thoughts on how to do it properly and how to avoid common mistakes.

Job Interviews—Things to Avoid

Here are forty examples from HR departments of things you shouldn't do during a job interview.

Wound Collectors

There are people who intentionally look for and collect social slights for their personal benefit. Who are these Wound Collectors and what can we expect?

Christopher Dorner's Toxic Manifesto

Once again, just as in the case of the Unabomber, a manifesto gives insight into the deadly triad of narcissism, paranoia, and "wound collecting."

The Silent Partners of Autism

Body language reflects our feelings, thoughts, fears, desires, and intentions - it is no less so for those who care for autistic children or adults: A look at the nonverbals of caregivers.

Are You Being Manipulated by a Social Puppeteer?

Are you being manipulated? A look at three personality types that you probably should avoid.

Nonverbals of the Skin

The skin reveals a lot about our emotions, our health, our experiences, even our desires. The nonverbals of the skin.

Dangerous Cult Leaders

Clues to what makes for a pathological cult leader.

What the Shoulders Say About Us

The shoulders are probably one of the most ignored areas of the body and yet when it comes to nonverbal communications, this is one area that truly reveals how we feel.

The Truth About Lie Detection

Deception is something we live with every day and we seek to detect it in order to protect ourselves as well as to get to the truth of a matter. Here is a look at how well we can detect deception and what are some of the more serious implications of getting it wrong from the view of the practitioner as well as the researcher.

Our Valued Space

If I ask an audience if someone has ever had their space violated, invariably all the hands go up. Some hands go up rather dramatically perhaps signifying how offended they were or perhaps that they are especially sensitive to spatial violations. We have all had this happen to us whether in an elevator, at the grocery checkout, or perhaps while talking to people at work.

"Cool" Body Language

Ventilating (cooling) behaviors allow us to deal with heat but also with psychological stress. Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian, had it right but there are other ventilators you should know, including one you never thought about.

Becoming A Great Observer

Study after study has demonstrated that we humans are terrible observers - often distracted and not very discerning. Has it always been this way and can we become better observers? The answer is no and yes.

Body Language vs. Micro-Expressions

You have read about it or even seen it on television, "micro-expressions." Here is a look at what the term has come to mean, what it can really be used for, and some practical alternatives for those who study nonverbal communications.

Protecting Our Children: Clues to Sexual Predation

The horrible allegations of sexual abuse at Penn State University should serve as a reminder that anyone can be a sexual predator. One way to protect our children is to know what behaviors suggest that they are being targeted for sexual predation or they have been victimized. Here is a practical list of behaviors parents and care-givers can look for.

Body Language Basics

We evolved to react to the world because danger has always been all around. In doing so, we developed an eloquent system for communicating to others our fears, concerns, emotions, and desires - the evolution of nonverbal communications.