How To Read People

Tips on sniffing out strangers, understanding lovers, and decoding body language like a pro.

The First Impression

By Carlin Flora

What we pick up on from the very start.

Who Are You? (And What do You Think of Me?)

By Kaja Perina, Carlin Flora, Hara Estroff Marano

How to make sense of a new hire, a touchy stranger, a potential lover, and other perplexing encounters

Secrets of Special Agents

By Kaja Perina

To get inside another person's head, ace mind readers build rapport—then watch for telling shifts in demeanor.

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