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El lenguaje del cuerpo

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  3,012 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Aprende a interpretar el lenguaje corporal de los demás a través de sus gestos, de la mano del Nº1 del mundo en lenguaje corporal. El libro examina en términos muy sencillos todos los componentes del lenguaje y los gestos del cuerpo. El lenguaje corporal le hará más consciente de sus indicios y señales no verbales y le enseñará a utilizarlos para comunicarse con efectivida ...more
Kindle Edition, 406 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Amat (first published 1981)
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Mitch C.
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rant-and-rave

Informative, precise, sensible and entertaining.

This in-depth analysis of human body language is really handy. From head to feet, may it be the person is sitting or standing, and whether the person being analyzed is the sender or receiver, it’s all in black and white. Even the illustrations are noteworthy. Thus, this book is perfect for both professional and personal purposes – from buyer and seller situational analysis to courtship.

Side Note:
Did you know? Even the positioning of the feet, where
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Amir Tesla
A nice, brief introduction to body language.
Adelina
Dec 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Currently reading this for my Anthropology class, and I don't think it's too early to rate it. Actually, I think it is because I might give it just one star in the end. This book hasn't aged very well, and I can't stop laughing at the author's assumption (based on the body language, of course) that every woman in the world wants to f*** him. Just no!

Edit: Yep, definitely one star! Endless list of sexist attitudes:

"A woman can give a man a ‘look to kill’; she will convey a very clear message to h

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Lavinia
Sep 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, in-en, non-fiction
Haha, I'm really looking forward to the next staff meeting :)
supernal
It's not a bad read, but I have to wonder if all of the information is as applicable as the book makes it seem. A good portion of the gesture clusters and non-verbal signals are so obvious that I doubt they have any real-world application and, even if this were the case, that I wouldn't need a book to coach me as to how to interpret them.

However, Allan Pease does cover some of the finer points of reading body language, I just feel that the gems that he placed in the book were too far and few bet
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Beau Johnston
Many years ago, one of my martial arts instructors made his students read this book. At the end of the lesson he would set a chapter to read before we came back for next week's lesson. Reading that chapter was not optional, because he would ask each student something about the homework chapter. We thought his fascination with the book was a little strange to begin with, but we quickly learned otherwise.

We didn't know it at the time, but our instructor was teaching us about situational awareness.
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Sandra Soetanto
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A survey once notified that body language conveys 55% of what you’re communicating. I was never having any attempt to learn about it before I learned about how important personal branding is. To support our personal branding, we have also learned about body language, since our body (realized it or not) also sends a message, and we do want to send the right message to the people around. The book talked about positive and negative gestures (from hand, face, legs, etc.) – I personally like ‘Three W ...more
Ernesto Sanz
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A useful introduction to basic body language. The book describes, in simple detail, the various manifestations of body language and what message is more than likely being conveyed. The concept of clusters is especially useful, as they can provide more accuracy in determining what message is being conveyed by the body language. The illustrations are useful and realistic enough that you can study the behavior and apply it in real life. Overall, the book is readable and useful.
Clare S-B
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting well researched book. It was directed specifically at salespeople and business people but is also applicable to any human who interacts with other humans. The diagrams were clear and easy to understand. Being better at reading peoples body language can only ever be helpful to you, and this book gives a heap of tips on decoding the body language of our fellow humans and even your own body language you are unconsciously using.
Bigboss
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: practical
A very interesting and practical book. For female readers - wording was chosen in a typical male centric way when the PC wasn’t as huge like now. I give it 5 for it’s original attempt to decode human body language.
Carrie Daws
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the book is written for salespeople, it can be easily read and put to use by all kinds of people. It goes into good detail without overwhelming the reader on the subject, and the illustrations throughout are helpful.
Eimantas Zemaitis
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
If you read into, this is a lifechanging book.
Izlinda
Apr 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know there are updated editions of this book, but I read an earlier one. Perhaps this isn't the right edition. Oh well.

From my foggy memories, this book was illuminating to me. I was eleven years old at that time and didn't realize there was so much information divulged in the way people's bodies move, or their faces. They also had diagrams/illustrations which I found useful, as well as pivotal in a book about body language.

As a pre-pubescent girl, I was more interested in chapters such as il
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G.S.
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd recommend this book to anyone who deals with people. Which is really almost anyone. I'd also especially recommend it to writers and aspiring writers. I picked it up because I was tired of the narrow range of nonverbals I was using in expressing emotions in my writing. The book is organized the wrong way for writers. A writer would prefer that it be organized by feeling or emotion. (My character is angry. What body language might he be evincing?) Instead, the book is organized by parts of the ...more
Semiophrenic
Jul 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the most awful book on body language that has ever been written. It is so widely received and taken at face value even today, that it is difficult to underestimate the damage these 150 pages have done to the notion of body language and popular understanding of nonverbal communication. Every other person has read this book or otherwise become acquainted with it's inane myth-filled contents and whatever use it may have had to the businessmen of the mid-1980 has clearly been overshaded by t ...more
Gökhan Kesici
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's surprising to notice how almost everyone reacts the same way in the same situation.
In fact, it also teaches a lot about how to behave when you are among other people considering criterias like your relationship with them, place etc.
The language is simple and the content doesn't make you require prior knowledge on psychology or other branches of science.
It was recommended during a seminar about effective communication and I wanted to give it a try, since the seminar was itself amazing. The
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Janice Raquela
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
This book is very informative mainly cause it breaks down everything , simplifies it , with examples of pictures ,
So that you can relate unlike other books that leave the content to the readers imagination.
This book is psychology based an interesting read .
I'd recommend this book to people who have to socialize on a daily basis it'll help you understand the opposite person's non verbal gestures which convey a lot , especially for salesmen , Actors too can improve their performance behind the c
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Tarek Farrag
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I became interested in a body language book after hearing about it from my friend Mohamed Hosny,i borrowed this book from my friend weka , but i got it translated to Arabic it's great book this book is like a weapon. It gives you a leg up on interactions with others who do not understand body language, my advice is to try to read your friends body language and apply what the book said gonna improve you very much, my observation about the low quality of the pictures but at all i enjoy reading i h ...more
Marta :}
This was quite a long read! It was interesting, really, but some parts were quite boring because the book is not only talking about body language between normal people, but more about sellers and buyers. And this is a domain which I'm not very interested in. But even after saying this, I quite liked the book, it had interesting facts and it made me really curious to watch more for body language. Useful book!
Mihai  Chindris
This book comes with precise explanations. It is an easy-read, meaning that every one of us can understand what the author tries to communicate with us. Also... it is handy! Whenever you feel like you want to revise the concepts you have learned, you have the choice to dive right into your desired chapter and review the things mentioned there. I enjoyed it! So simple and straight-forward!
Kamarul Mansur
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2005
Summary of more than ten years of research, studies by behavioral scientists, research made by other profession on the same subject and including the writer’s valuable experiences are compiled in this book while the writer tell the reader that this book is an introduction to Body Language. Although was initially intended for salespeople and managers and executives, this book will give everyone a very good understanding about others and himself. Writer discussed about gesture clusters, difference ...more
Bev
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this subject. Always been a people watcher, I've found some of it handy in life. How to make it clear you want to leave a conversation without saying "you're boring me" and how to look interested in a meeting when you're actually planning your weekend. However, buyer beware, all is not what it seems and it's important to take context into account. Like the interviewee who sits on the edge of their seat through their interview might look on edge but it could be just a really uncomfortable ...more
Albertus Alphero
This is a great book, especially with non psychological background. It explains about general non verbal language well. BUT, although the thorough explanation, many parts of this book that are not coherent between subtitles. For examples, after explaining about A, the next subtitle will explain about C, then G, then B, and so on. I think it will be better if the author explain it in chronological order.
Kʜᴀɴ
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The gestures author is trying to describe in the book varies too much based on different circumstances. So without generic abstractions of these gesture, the soul purpose of this book mostly fails. Before reading this book I thought he would emphasize on some applied abstract observation technique for reading gestures, but I got disappointed by the things author has written in this book.
Alfiya Karimova
I was expecting much more revelations about human communication, particularly in facial expressions. Found that there were very few useful information about it.
This book is one of the pioneers in this area and suffers from being slightly outdated.
Also the book is a good basic start and I’m going to look for more up to date literature.
Ghz_ma26
A solid and full of research book about body language, gives a lot of new insights for beginner who wants to know more about general body language in daily life, but for me this book is a little bit boring at the same time. Overall it's still worth to read fpr those of you who're interested in body language and its psychological meaning
Manoj Sharma
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a very short way it teaches a lot on Body language... for common man this much knowledge is enough to understand . @allanpease is anyway master in body language.. must read if u want to understand psychology of body language
Nada Al-Karmi
It wasn't that impressive. I expected more out of it. The information and examples used were really outdated. There were a couple of body language gestures that were actually interesting but most felt ridiculous and inapplicable nowadays.
Catherine
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
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Petru
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. You can feel the endeavor that was put into writing it. Recommend.
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Allan Pease is an Australian author and motivational speaker. Despite having no education in psychology, neuroscience, or psychiatry, he has managed to establish himself as an "expert on relationships".

Originally a musician, he became a successful life insurance salesman, he started a career as a speaker and trainer in sales and latterly in body language. This resulted in a popular sideline of aud
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