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RE: Whenever you finish a book, post it here
"Body Language" by Allan Pease.

Someone on RVF suggested it, but I forget who. The book covers a number of common postures, gestures, and mannerisms and what they purportedly mean. I think it's mainly aimed at salespeople (Pease frequently uses sales negotiations as examples), but it's still easy to see the relevance to other areas (game, relationships, office interactions, simply walking around in public spaces, etc.).

While maybe 30% of it seemed either out-of-date (was originally published in 1981) or astrology-level hokey, the rest of the book seemed legit. While I haven't become skilled yet in reading others using this newfound information, I have started paying closer attention to my own body language - and, I'll confess, trying to mess with people using it. Because why wouldn't I?

I don't think it's the last word on the topic by any means, but it's pretty easy to read and understand if you're looking for an entry-level introduction to the subject. The only thing I really didn't like was the illustrations, which were painfully bad - it looked like they traced cartoons over photographs of Captain Kangaroo, Dick Van Patten, and Gabe Kaplan. Not kidding, nearly every illustration was gratingly awful in its 1970sness. Really needs an updated edition.
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10-29-2017 09:08 PM
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RE: Whenever you finish a book, post it here
(10-29-2017 09:08 PM)Alsos Wrote:  "Body Language" by Allan Pease.

Someone on RVF suggested it, but I forget who. The book covers a number of common postures, gestures, and mannerisms and what they purportedly mean. I think it's mainly aimed at salespeople (Pease frequently uses sales negotiations as examples), but it's still easy to see the relevance to other areas (game, relationships, office interactions, simply walking around in public spaces, etc.).

While maybe 30% of it seemed either out-of-date (was originally published in 1981) or astrology-level hokey, the rest of the book seemed legit. While I haven't become skilled yet in reading others using this newfound information, I have started paying closer attention to my own body language - and, I'll confess, trying to mess with people using it. Because why wouldn't I?

I don't think it's the last word on the topic by any means, but it's pretty easy to read and understand if you're looking for an entry-level introduction to the subject. The only thing I really didn't like was the illustrations, which were painfully bad - it looked like they traced cartoons over photographs of Captain Kangaroo, Dick Van Patten, and Gabe Kaplan. Not kidding, nearly every illustration was gratingly awful in its 1970sness. Really needs an updated edition.

If you want a more masculine, no-bullshit guide to body language, try Joe Navarro's What Every Body Is Saying. He was a FBI profiler, he trained exhaustively in this shit and solved cases with it. He illustrates the book with photographs of himself demonstrating the body language each time, and those photos really make him look like the G-man he is: short back and sides, suit, conservative tie, no fucking around.

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10-29-2017 10:15 PM
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^i cracked that book open and read a few pages of it.gotta finish it after im done re-reading "mans search for meaning "


Just yesterday i finished "Meditations on Violence " by SGT Rory Miller

My favorite chapter happened to be the last one . Really outs some things in perspective and gives you gem after gem. A very humbling read.
11-02-2017 01:07 AM
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I also read Man in Search of Meaning recently. My big takeaway from it was that people usually give up at things when their mind gives up, not their body. The author said he noticed this in other prisoners at Auschwitz. They died when they'd given up mentally. Shows the sheer power of the mind and if you build mental strength, other forms of strength will come too.

The Millionaire Fastlane is the other book I've not long finished. The cheesy title doesn't do the content justice. Required reading for any budding entrepreneur.
11-06-2017 09:44 AM
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Just finished Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig, a short novella about how fickle women's loyalties are, and how in the absence of a dominant man in their life, they are always on the verge of being swayed by passions and abandon everything.

It starts with an episode in a hotel where a woman with children and a fat husband meets a young frenchman and abandons her family for him, never to be seen again. This is then passionately discussed by a group of guests, including the narrator. The narrator seems to understand the impulse inherent in women that led her to this and he is the only one that does: while he is not exactly excusing her behavior, he understands the nature of women and how this can happen - whereas everyone else in the discussion seems flabbergasted (and morally outraged). This leads a quiet, old English woman to enter the conversation, befriend the narrator and eventually tell him a story about a day in her life, where she was ready to leave everything for a young, mysterious yet troubled Polish man. This is the story in a nutshell.

It brilliantly captures the nature of women, in my opinion: their impulse to seek adventurous men while at the same time mixing that with mothering instincts, and how this explosive mixture can lead to incredibly irrational actions. A very interesting, short book. I am unaware if the author was fully aware of what he was writing about, and I am sure people outside of this sphere would probably miss the message I just described above, but as far as I'm concerned he perfectly described the 'feminine imperative'.

if you haven't read it, I recommend it. takes two afternoons to finish it.
if you have read it, what do you think? do you agree with my assessment?
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11-12-2017 07:51 AM
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The Green Ripper by John D MacDonald. Travis McGee infiltrates a militant religious cult in this one, much darker than most of the other McGee books.
11-12-2017 08:59 AM
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I finished Models: Attract Women through Honesty by Mark Manson. I was motivated to read it by the realization that my game was drifting toward verbal and logistical routines rather than really connecting with women. Overall it was a useful and eye-opening read, with both practical knowledge and theory.

One thing that really struck me was the concept of vulnerability, where you allow yourself to be emotionally open. This could mean facing rejections or making stupid mistakes. This is a major ingredient that has been missing from my mindset so far, which is why I often fail with women due to hesitation or failure to build comfort / emotional connection.

Other great points:
- Don't be afraid to show your rough edges (e.g. not being perfect)
- Polarize early: make her show whether she is sexually interested in you
- She's secretly rooting for you to make an approach
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11-13-2017 09:53 PM
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Finished Art of the Deal today.

“People can go out and hear R.E.M. if they want deep lyrics; but at the end of the night, they want to go home and get fucked! That's where AC/DC comes into it.” — Malcolm Young
11-15-2017 05:26 AM
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Brains & Bullets. How psychology wins wars. Written by Leo Murray; ex soldier, military analyst.

The book contains conclusions about thought patterns of a soldier during battle. It is a must read for any military maniac/hobbyst. It has completely changed my view of a battle distorted by years of watching films. Going to read it over and over until the knowledge will sunk deep in my brain. It can help to win battles with less effort and less casualities on boths sides. Now go, get it.
11-15-2017 06:27 AM
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48 laws of power
great mind opener on strategy

High status by Jason capital-
really goes in deep on body language, mindset, voice, eye contact,
charisma, cold showers, state control. Overall best self improvement book

The rational male
red pill in depth

50th law
50 cent describes his drug power along with robert greene

The mask of masculinity
Talks about the roles of men, and how to make yourself vunerable to be happy
somewhat controversial

The Truth: A uncomfortable book about relationship
Same guy that wrote "The Game" but after he cheats and gets treated for sex addiction

Arnold: The education of a bodybuilder
Great Biography on how he went through everything in life

Fall of the Roman Empire
Great history lessons

Valdimir putin
Great biography as well

Day Bang
got my approach game going

Roadcraft
Great book on advanced driving techniques

The guide to the good life
How to find tranquility and dismiss annoyances
11-16-2017 02:05 PM
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