(1) Head Nodding
People who constantly nod the head while you are speaking may be pleasers, whose aim is to make you feel comfortable. They tend to have a deep-rooted desire to be liked. The head nodding is saying, "Like me - I agree with everything you say, so like me back." They are often insecure people who fear rejection.
(2) Boring Clothes
People who wear boring colors and conservative styles usually do not want to make waves. They are often timid and shy, wanting to blend in and not be noticed.
(3) Overly Buttoned Clothes
People who are well-groomed with a sharp, buttoned-down look may be highly disciplined and well-organized. They may also be rigid and inflexible. These are the kind who press their blue jeans and iron their underwear; they cannot function unless everything is neat and orderly.
(4) The Liar Syndrome
If someone makes a statement such as "Let me be perfectly honest with you," or "I would never lie to you," your initial thought might be, "Why are they telling me they aren't lying? Maybe they are. Otherwise, why would they say something like that?"
Your instincts would be absolutely correct. These verbal reassurances are used by people who are not forthright. You need to be aware of statements such as these in detecting someone who may not be telling the truth.
People who speak indirectly, don't get to the point, and give more information than expected also may not be telling the truth.
(5) Hidden Hands
When a person hides the hands while speaking such as putting them in the pockets, he or she may be hiding valuable information, not wanting to reveal something personally important. I once saw my friend Marty at an event and asked him how his wife, Jeanie was doing, "Oh, she's doing great," he replied, as he placed his hand in his pocket and immediately changed the subject. I found out several days later that he and Jeanie were having marital problems and were headed toward divorce.
This book is good and very in-depth in giving information on how to observe people through their speech content, watching their body language (the body doesn't lie), hearing their voice (the voice doesn't lie) and looking at their facial expression.
After reading this book, I also get to understand myself better.
I love reading, reading can increase my knowledge and improve my life.