Advertising

Summer Reading

Advertising

Reg at Elemental Truths (a blog worth adding to your daily RSS feed) has posted a great piece on strategically reading a room. His ideas are life hacks in their purest: how to change the way you navigate life to your advantage. He lists ten areas where “reading” a person come into play:

  • Body movements indicating interest.
  • Body movements indicating that a person is more open to agree with you.
  • How to know if a person is thinking.
  • Body movements indicating frustration or dismay.
  • How action-oriented people act or move. These may be the easiest type to misinterpret.
  • How to know if a person is keeping a secret.
  • Body movements indicating boredom.
  • Signals conveying excitement.
  • How confident people act or move.
  • Signals exhibiting authority or power>

Some of the observations Reg points out might cause you to dispute or disagree. For instance, the “keeping a secret” tell of weird humor wouldn’t work for me. I use weird humor when I’m uncomfortable or afraid, not lying. Reg also points out this is a western-centric observation set (which is useful, as we all have different ways to the finish line). But there is plenty of value to check out here.

Strategically Reading a Room – [Elemental Truths]

Read full content

Love this article? Share it with your friends on Facebook

Advertising
Get more great stuff like this delivered straight to your inbox
Love this article? Get more stuff like this in your inbox
One-Click Subscribe