Despite our best efforts, human life is full of miscommunications and awkward moments: Wait, was that sarcasm or not? Do they really want me to join in, or are they just saying that? Is this text flirty, or just friendly?
Fortunately, however, we don’t have to decode others’ words and deeds alone. If you’re trying to read people better and improve your own communication skills—both online and off—check out the two brand new books below.
Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication
By Vanessa Van Edwards
For anyone who wants to be heard at work, earn that overdue promotion, or win more clients, deals, and projects, the bestselling author of Captivate shares her advanced guide to improving professional relationships through the power of cues. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Vanessa Van Edwards, in the Next Big Idea App
Speaking in Thumbs: A Psychiatrist Decodes Your Relationship Texts So You Don’t Have To
By Mimi Winsberg
From a Harvard- and Stanford-trained psychiatrist comes an essential look at the love language of texts, helping you decipher the personalities of online daters, the subtle signals from your romantic partner, and the red flags hiding in plain sight. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Mimi Winsberg, in the Next Big Idea App
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