How to read people

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According to Joe Navarro, former FBI special agent (I want that job) and author of What Every Body Is Saying, you can learn to read people pretty well with just three little tips.

*If a person smokes or bites her nails excessively, she is soothing herself because she’s stressed.
*If someone preens (wears his hair perfectly styled or has beautifully manicured nails) it’s usually a healthy sign of confidence and self-respect. (I have trouble with this one because my hands/nails normally look like hell (dealing with paper all day) and I am a pretty confident and self-respecting woman.)
*Wearing a locket with a photograph or even a bracelet with someone’s names or initials on it shows that the wearer values relationships, traditions and family. (Or they’re a creepy stalker.)

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