http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Book-Body-Language/dp/0553804723 I am a communication moron. Women know this, men learn to accept it - women are better at reading people than men based on non-verbal communication. I would say that personally, I am even more hopeless than the average man. When it comes to cognition in communicative situations, I have never trusted my instincts and, to my detriment, rely only on the verbally linguistic portion of interaction. After spending the last several days studying the book linked above, my demeanor, emotional and physical self awareness and communications skills have drastically improved. I can read more than I ever though possible. I realize that I will need to hone this over time- I'm still not a good non-verbal communicator by any means, rather I'm much better than I was. I still struggle very much with deciphering interactively, but reading a group I am not involved in has become much easier. Not that I wish to have a blog, but I would like to use this thread to explore body language and non-verbal communication with those in this thread who either innately or purposefully read people based on their movements, looks and other various physical cues. While this is not necessarily only driven by romantic endeavor, I do think that it will help primarily in that area, as well as day to day communication. I also can't think of any place other than here that this thread would be best served in. My next post will discuss my situation tonight and what I learned and questions I may have.