We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
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Joe Navarro M.A.
What you have heard about body language and detecting deception may be all wrong.
Microbes often influence how we feel and act. Here is a look at some recent research and how the body-mind matrix comes together.
Changes in how we touch our faces often reflect the nature of our emotional state.
Influence and persuasion can and should be practiced without being calculating and manipulative.
For the student of body language, how we touch our faces, where, and when, reveals a lot about what is going on in the emotional mind.
We do this all day long without really knowing why.
It is one of the most powerful and endearing traits exceptional individuals share and we should all emulate.
The importance of nonverbal behavior and storytelling in negotiations
The eyes are both recovers of information and transmitters of emotions, thoughts, and even empathy.
A good story is like a crowbar—it can open our minds and remind us of what matters before we forget.
We think they are infallible, but what happens when the malignant narcissist fails at work, at home, or in a very public setting? A look at behaviors we can expect.
Ten ways to get unstuck in difficult conversations by using the Helicopter Technique.
Do you know how to be your best on a business call?
When there is a public health crisis, especially a viral one, greater spatial distance is required if not mandated. We call that the prophylactic zone.
Multi party interviews can be difficult. Here are ten keys to help you conduct a better interview.
Cases in the news prompt the question: What is our duty to warn?
Here are two behaviors noticeable at a distance that say something is wrong.
We almost always look at the face for clues to what is in the mind, but the feet are often more revealing about our emotions than the face.
How your legs and neck affect how you are perceived.
Here are some clues to how our spatial needs vary with time, age, emotions, and circumstances and how we assess others for their personal comfort zone.
Nonverbal communication is useful in many areas, but when it comes to detecting deception, it is time to be honest.
Ever wondered what it is like to live with someone or to be ruled by someone who is both a malignant narcissist and is also paranoid? Here are behavioral traits to watch out for.
Our feet and legs often reflect our confidence, fears, thoughts, feelings, and desires. Often neglected by researchers, they are invaluable in the study of nonverbal communications.
How sexual predators take advantage of institutions to corral their victims.
We hear the terms all the time, but what is the difference?
After every horrific event we look for motives. Sometimes what we should be looking for are pathologies.
At the foundation of all great relationships whether at home or at work lies trust.
A look at how the narcissistic personality sees the world around them and how they make us feel.
The salesperson says, "Believe me." Should you? Some thoughts from the forensic files.
With all the inquiries about foreign intelligence and the Russians, here are the questions I would ask as a former counterintelligence agent.
Joe Navarro is a former FBI Counterintelligence Agent and is the author of What Every Body is Saying. He is an expert on nonverbal communications and body language.