Download PDF by Adrian Furnham: Body Language in Business: Decoding the Signals

By Adrian Furnham

ISBN-10: 0230292291

ISBN-13: 9780230292291

ISBN-10: 1349317195

ISBN-13: 9781349317196

This leading edge new paintings clarifies the misconceptions aroundbody language whereas offering a systematic method of knowing non-verbal communicationat paintings. The authors clarify why it's so very important to appreciate physique language in company, combining challenging learn proof with unambiguous counsel and useful functions.

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DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES In a brilliant and highly detailed analysis of one, albeit famous, person, Peter Collett from the University of Oxford identified six quite different smiles: • Eye-puff smile, to widen the eyes and make people feel more protective/nurturing of her. • Spencer smile, which was authentic, heartfelt and genuine. • Pursed smile, which occurred at times of shyness and embarrassment. • Dipped smile, which involved lowering the head so the eyes look up showing childlikeness. • Head-cant smile, which meant tilting the head to one side to show she was unthreatening.

Sex? Probably, though we have no doubt all made embarrassing mistakes in this area. Age? Perhaps people under 10 or over 80 years might sound different, but it is very difficult to make accurate judgments. Education, race? Very unlikely. What about detecting a person’s emotions, or whether he or she is lying? Again, unless at the extremes of anger, fear or depression, it is very difficult to detect a person’s mood or indeed his or her implicit intentions when communicating over the telephone. We have all, no doubt, experienced surprise at seeing a favorite radio personality on television and finding that he or she is older or younger, balder or more hirsute, plainer or more attractive than one has imagined.

People look at those they like more than those they do not like. Their pupils dilate more when they are looking at someone they like. Gaze also signals dominance: more powerful people are looked at more (partly because they tend to look more and speak less). Threat is also indicated by gaze. Direct gaze signals threat, while cutting off or averting your gaze is likely to signal appeasement. Cooperation. The extent to which people are willing to cooperate rather than compete is often communicated by gaze patterns.

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