What are the best books on body language and nonverbal communication? On this page you will find our top recommendations on this topic, so you can read people effortlessly from now on. Read along…

Benefit from our selection of the best body language books

For anyone wanting to learn more about body language and everything related to it, we’ve put together a list of the best body language books. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Body Language of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About Body LanguageAuthor
The Definitive Book of Body LanguageBarbara Pease
What Every Body Is SayingJoe Navarro
The Dictionary of Body LanguageJoe Navarro
You Say More Than You ThinkJanine Driver
Emotions RevealedPaul Ekman
Louder Than WordsJoe Navarro
Improve Your Social Skills Daniel Wendler
The Power of Body LanguageTonya Reiman
Body Language Harvey Segler, Jacob Jerger
The Secrets of Body LanguagePhilippe Turchet

The updated top 10 list: the best books about body language

What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

Joe Navarro used to be an FBI counterintelligence agent, and he is an expert on nonverbal human behavior. This book will teach you how to read other people quickly and what the effect of your body language is your surroundings.

The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People’s Gestures and Expressions

I you need a good book about how to improve your nonverbal communication, then we would recommend this one by Allan and Barbara Pease. Discover every little aspect that you can use to your advantage.

More Than Words- A Book About Body Language Dyslexic Edition: Dyslexic Font

What we like about this children’s book, is that it can also be read by those who struggle with dyslexia. This book is about feelings and learning to understand where they come from.

Body Language Mastery: 4 Books in 1: The Ultimate Psychology Guide to Analyzing, Reading and Influencing People Using Body Language, Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Persuasion and Manipulation

This boxed set includes four psychological guides, and each of them explains a different part of nonverbal communication between the human species.

Secrets of Body Language: An Illustrated Guide to Knowing What People Are Really Thinking and Feeling

Are you aware of your behavior? Most people are not, but if you have a negative vibe, you would want to know and do something about it. This last part will be addressed in this book. Read faces, emotions, wrists, and other movements that tell you what is really happening.

Understanding Body Language: How to Decode Nonverbal Communication in Life, Love, and Work

We like this book, because it focuses on the skill to observe. If you know where to look, you can discover that body signals say something different than what comes out of someone’s mouth. You can also use the information on nonverbal communication to your advantage.

The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine

Communication is energy, and this energy comes from within the body. This book focuses more on what energy does with your spirit, and knowing about it helps you understand and portray your energy from a different point of view.

The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior

In our opinion Joe Navarro (as in number one on this list) is the best of the best when in concerns body language. He is able to use his expertise in many clear examples, and they teach you what every little aspect of the body (or a small change) means if you look closely.

The Secret Language of Cells: What Biological Conversations Tell Us About the Brain-Body Connection, the Future of Medicine, and Life Itself

Jon Lieff is a doctor and neuroscientist and his knowledge is shared with you in this book on the internal conversations between the cells in our body. Even if you think you won’t understand science, this writer can explain it in simple words.

The Body Language of Liars: From Little White Lies to Pathological Deception―How to See through the Fibs, Frauds, and Falsehoods People Tell You Every Day

Dr. Lillian Glass is a body language expert who specializes in liars. She can tell when a person is lying, just by looking at him or her. Certain signals give them away. Learning how to recognize a liar could come in handy in your personal life or in a work situation.

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