Any point in reading a book on body language?

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AJCoyne
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01 Jun 2009, 5:07 am

Chyndonax wrote:
AJCoyne wrote:
It will probably help you understand people a little better, but in a completely analytical way. I have studied people etc for a while and I feel I understand them more but not in a close way...more like in the way you would perhaps study birds and feel you know birds better, if that makes sense. When I read about humans, I don't think about myself as one, and have therefore distanced my self from people completely- which is not what I initially intended.


I know exactly what you mean. I can figure people out very well. But I cannot connect to them. There have been times when I'll be watching a group of people and I get this feeling of not being like them at all. Even a little. It's hard to explain just how total this feeling is. Although I suspect many here will be familiar with it.
I suppose it is a normal AS feeling, not being human...but I really wouldn't recommend reading up on body language anymore. It may be better to learn kinetically? It's harder, but probably more rewarding. :?:
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03 Jun 2009, 4:24 am

I've actually bought books and tried, because I was sick of being defenceless through not knowing when I was being lied to or played with. I now recognise a tiny bit of the most obvious BL, but study hasn't been illuminating on the whole. I guess it doesn't hurt, but I've found it's sometimes a really intuitive thing.



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05 Jun 2009, 7:23 am

I found reading a body language book really helped me, especially with spotting group behaviour, and it was an interesting and highly enjoyable read too.


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05 Jun 2009, 1:27 pm

sunshower wrote:
I found reading a body language book really helped me, especially with spotting group behaviour, and it was an interesting and highly enjoyable read too.


Which book did you read?


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06 Jun 2009, 6:12 pm

I've read articles on body language. I often get things in theory, however, when it actually happens I still sometimes miss it. But it did help me a little bit.


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