Between 3−4 stars rating, 08 April 2019
By: Dine Rostianti
Since the age of seventeen, Joe Navarro has recorded in his observational journal the nonverbal behaviors of people. This habit may be triggered by the condition of Joe Navarro who became an immigrant in the United States since the age of eight years in the condition of not being able to speak English. The habit of observing and noting these nonverbal habits made Joe Navarro called to join the FBI. During his twenty-five years at the FBI, Joe Navarro continued to hone his ability to interpret the nonverbal attitudes of the people he faced.
In this book, Joe Navarro presents specific gestures and interpretations. The chapters in this book are divided based on human body... See More
parts, namely the head, forehead, eyebrows, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, lips, cheeks and jaw, chin, face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and fingers, chest, torso and abdomen, hips, buttocks and genitalia, legs and feet.
The shortcomings of this book are because all the exposures in the form of writing rely on interpretation and visualization in the minds of each reader that may not necessarily be the same as what was intended by the author. This was realized by Joe Navarro, at the end of the book he stated that this book is a preliminary guide for readers in understanding the nonverbal attitudes of those around him or her. Readers are advised to make observations and record the attitudes of the people in their respective environments.