Hidden Personality Clues

Patti was recently interview by Match.com about Hidden Personality Clues.  Click the link below
to read the full article and find out what characteristics your date’s facial shape reveals!

http://www.match.com/cp.aspx?cpp=/cppp/magazine/article0.html&articleid=13315&ER=sessiontimeout

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Sneeze Personality Survey


 

1.             Write one word that best describes your sneeze. __________                                         

2.             How do you sneeze in public? ________            

3.             How do you sneeze in private? _______            

4.             Is your public sneeze different from your private sneeze? __yes  __no                            

5.             Which of the following best describes the way you sneeze most of the time? Choose only one:

a.     ___Big sneeze

b.    ___Multiple sneezes

c.     ___One  “achoo”

d.    ___Cover it up sneeze

e.     ___Holding it in sneeze

f.     ___Let it go

 


SELECT ONLY ONE ANSWER FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS


(Put an “x” in the blank before the answer.)
 

6.  Which of the following best describes the way you sneeze?

a.     ___Quiet and discrete (S)

b.    ___Expressive and spontaneous (I)

c.     ___Bigger and more forceful than most  people’s (D)    

d.    ___Reserved and correct (C)
 

7.  When you are around people and you are about to sneeze, which of the following best describes what is going through your mind?

a.     ___I am going to conquer this. (D)

b.    ___I hope I do not bother anyone. (S)

c.     ___Wow. This is a big one.  (I)

d.    ___This is inappropriate. (C)
 

8.  Which of the following best describes your sneezing style?

a.     ___Animated and energetic (I)

b.    ___Methodical and polite(S)

c.     ___Reserved and conservative (C)

d.    ___Forceful and conquering (D)
 

9.  Which of the following scenarios most closely describes how you deal with and feel about sneezing?

a. ___I control it, or I let it out loudly and forcefully, get it over with and quickly move on. (D)

b. ___It is usually a big deal. So I may make a point of holding my nose, but usually I just let it go which is more fun. I want others to be comfortable so I may smile or say I am about to sneeze, make a fun comment

a.     ___I want to be correct and don't want to be untidy and spread germs to I will try to stifle it or cover my mouth.

b.             ___I like to be prepared and have a Kleenex. I want to avoid upsetting others. (S) 
 

10.  The most important thing when I sneeze is-

a.___To be precise and correct and follow the rules.

b. ___To be friendly and plesant about it

c.___To act efficiently and rabidly

d. ___To go with it and make it easy and acceptable with others that I sneezed.
 

11.  If I am with a group and I notice that someone is sneezing over and over again.

I am most likely to

a.             Do the correct thing, whatever I think that is, assume they would not want to be embarrassed by calling any attention to it.

b.            Work to get the group to move forward and get on with what we are doing.

c.             Try to ease the tension as quickly as possible and make everyone in the group feel comfortable perhaps by saying something

d.            Be sympathetic and helpful. See if I can quietly get them a Kleenex or gently ease their distress.
 

12.  Which of the following best describes your sneeze?

a.___get it done           

b.___get along 

c.___get noticed                                  

d.___get it right
                                   

13.  Do you do anything to change your sneeze? __yes __no                                                     

If you do what do you do? ________________________________                       

14.  Do you do anything to keep from sneezing?       __yes __no                                                

If yes what? __________________ __________________________________           

15.Do you use anything when you sneeze?         __yes __no                                                        

If yes what? ________________________
             

16.         ____Male     ___ Female
                                     

17.        ___ under 40    ___ over 40
                         

18.        If you had to choose just one, which of the following words best describes you?

a ___ Helper,

b ___ Analyzer,

c ___ Doer

           d ___ Persuader
                                          

19.  Which of the following paragraphs best describes you?
 

a.________ You are warm and friendly and like a relaxed pace. The most important thing in your life is your relationships with others. You will work to avoid conflict and get along, even making personal sacrifices to do so. You are loyal, calm, and dependable. People say you are a good listener, though sometimes you feel interrupted. You are helpful, supportive and nurturing of others – in fact, you are the glue that keeps groups and families together. You are the shoulder to cry on and the one who remembers birthdays. You look carefully before taking action. You go behind the scenes to finish projects for others. A good day for you is when everyone gets along and you have helped others. You are more likely to turn away when you sneeze than other types.(Be Nice)

b. ____You are smart, careful, and accurate. A deep thinker you consider things before you speak. You are detailed and precise and catch mistakes that others miss. You have great insights and opinions, but you don’t always get a chance to express them. You like to read books that make you think. You like to work by yourself and relax at home, because you enjoy solitude. You take your time, play by the rules and wish others would do the same. People consider you a serious person, but you do see and create humor in things that others might miss.  A good day is when you noticed something that others did not see or had an insight that others did not. You are more likely to cover your mouth when you sneeze than other types. (Be Right)

c.___   Your lifestyle is fast paced and you are always on the go to get things done. You do all sorts or things at the same time like talking on the phone and driving. do one thing when you can do four? You like to get things done and then move on. You take command and solve problems quickly. You are fast, decisive and to the point. You are a winner, you gain energy from being in charge and meeting challenges. You are forceful and commanding and work to get things accomplished. A good day is when you have gotten a lot accomplished. You will hold in your sneeze if you can and are more likely to have a big loud sneeze than other types. (Done)

d.____ You are a leader and influencer. You want to be noticed and appreciated for your ideas and what you do. You are spontaneous and live life to the fullest. You don't like to waste your time or energy on boring details. You are boisterous, imaginative, and playful. You love to share a good story or a bit of humor and will do so with energy and drama. Your enthusiasm is contagious and you get the party going. You enjoy a good conversation whether it is on the phone, over dinner or out socializing.  A good day is when someone noticed your talent and work. You are more likely to have sneezes that people notice - big or multiple. (Applause)

 Mark your responses for questions 6 through 12 in the table below.

If you have 5 to 7 responses in any one column then you match that type. If you have three or four responses in any two columns then you enjoy a mixture of types.

        Be Nice     Be Right        Done          Applause

6.             a                   c                c                      b

7.             b                   d                a                       c

8.             b                    c               d                       a

9.             d                    c               a                       b

10.          b                    a               c                       d

11.          d                    a               b                       c

12.          b                    d               a                       c

Total _____          _____         _____          _____
 

Do you think that the test accurately reflects your personality? _____yes _____no


This quiz was created by non-verbal communication and behavior expert, Patti Wood, MA, CSP and is based on the DISC Model of Behavior.


Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Shooting the Breeze about Sneezing!


Shooting the Breeze about Sneezing

By Patti A. Wood

Official spokesperson for Benadryl and creator of the “Benadryl Sneeze Analysis”

What is a sneeze?

It is a sudden, violent, spasmodic, audible expiration of breath through the nose and mouth.

What it going on in the body during a sneeze?

Something irritates the lining in our nostrils. That irritation excites your trigeminal nerve. (An excited nerve tends to get frisky.) The impulse travels to a set of neurons in the brain stem called the “sneezing center.” It’s a lot like an astronaut saying, “Houston, we have a problem.” The center tells your body to rock and roll.  The sneeze itself involves the chest, abdomen, diaphragm, vocal chords, throat and eyelids. It sends impulses along the facial nerve back to the nasal passages and causes your nasal passages to secrete fluid and become congested. Then it sends impulses to your respiratory muscles via the spinal column that causes the deep intake, followed by the forceful expiration and the “achoo.” That’s how you release the irritant that's causing the itch.

What makes us sneeze?

Several things:  Cold viruses make the nostrils extra-sensitive to irritants. Allergic reaction to pollen can cause the nose to release histamines, which are irritating chemicals that induce sneezing. Taking antihistamines blocks that natural release of histamines.

Some other things that can make us sneeze include cold air, humidity, irritants such as pepper or other smells, exposure to bright sunlight( called the ACHOO syndrome), eating too much, cooling certain parts of the skin, sexual excitement, hair pulling, shivering and even eyebrow plucking ( eyebrow plucking excites the branch of the nerve that supplies your nasal passages). Sneeze Facts:  People say they sneeze more during allergy season than during cold and flu season. Up to 67 percent of people want to be prepared for their sneeze and 60 percent want to control it. Maybe they should take Benadryl.
 
Can the light of the sun make you sneeze?

Bright sunlight causes one out of three people to sneeze. The light sneezers are called “photics” from the Greek meaning “of light.” Light sensitivity is an inherited trait. Just one more thing we can blame on our parents.

Does global warming cause sneezing?

Yes. Scientists at the USDA and others report, “… global warming produces higher temperatures and increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, contributing to ragweed growing faster, flowering earlier, producing significantly larger plants and generating more pollen in urban areas than rural areas.” (from BusinessWire)

When are people most bothered by other people’s sneezes?

Not surprisingly, they are most bothered while they’re eating.

Are there any benefits to sneezing?

If there is anything irritating your nose, the sneeze gets it out. (However, it would be simpler, and less embarrassing to stop the irritation with Benadryl.) Also, the Dalai Lama says that according to Buddhist teachings, people can attain low level near-death awareness and “clear light” by sneezing. (They also get this from falling asleep, yawning and orgasm.)

Why do we say “God bless you”?

The word for sneeze in Greek is "pneuma" which means "soul or spirit." A post-sneeze blessing stems from the ancient belief that sneezing is a near-death experience, and that a blessing will prevent your soul or sneeze from escaping your body and will deter the devil from entering in.

The Romans used five different systems of omens to foretell events. The fifth was called the Dira which covered events such as spilling salt on the table, wine on our clothes, stumbling or sneezing. God bless you was a common expression in Roman times. The sneeze was considered the same thing as the soul until the sixteenth century when we found out what a respiratory system was. It resembled what the Chinese call Chi and Hawaiians call the HA as in HAwaii or AloHA and depending on the biblical translation of Genesis, God's breath was upon the waters or His spirit was upon the waters (they translate the same). A loose biblical interpretation could be, “God sneezed the earth into creation.” I wonder who said "God bless you" afterwards?

Activists in Italy recently requested that there be a law requiring citizens to say, "Bless you" after someone sneezes. The activists believe that this "prevents demons from flying into the mouth of the person who sneezes, making them sick."

In the Quran there are several passages that encourage blessing the sneezer. One quote: "Allah's Apostle ordered us to do seven things….He ordered us to follow the funeral procession, to visit the sick, to accept invitation, to help the oppressed, to fulfill the oaths, to return the greeting and to reply to the sneezer saying ‘May Allah be merciful on you.’” Provided the sneezer says, upon his or her sneeze "All the praises are for Allah."

If you’re an atheist you could say, “May humanity bring benefits to you.”

So how do people keep from sneezing, and according to folk lore, risk losing their souls?

The number one answer from independent research is putting the finger under the nose and pushing up. My research showed that 48 percent say they either put their finger under their nose or pinch their nose. Another 20 percent use allergy medication, and 32 percent use an assortment of accessories from the practical and polite handkerchiefs to their hands (gross), shirtsleeves and collars (also gross) to repeating a mantra such as saying “watermelon” three times and circling the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth. Others do the opposite of practical—they look at sunlight, which actually makes you sneeze. Maybe they just want to get it out.

Should you try to hold back a sneeze?

Nope. That can cause pressure and lightheadedness. There are reported cases of people suffering a stroke from the pressure. Doctors state that stifling the sneeze makes you squeeze the blood vessels reducing your circulation. That’s definitely not good for your body. Just let Benadryl put the squeeze on a sneeze.

How fast is a sneeze?

Most of the research says that sneezing expels air from your nose at approximately 100 mph. (That’s 320 km/h with the average force of a sneeze at 167 km/h.) It’s so powerful because it is a reflex response that involves the mucus muscles of the face, throat, and chest. One sneeze can propel 100,000 bacteria into the air. And the spray itself can travel as far as any wind current can take it, which may be hundreds of miles.

What do people use when they sneeze?

When asked if they use anything when they sneeze, 60 percent of people said they use a tissue or a hand (their own, we hope).  Kind of makes you wonder what the other 40 percent are doing. Where is all that sneeze spray going? Maybe I should start passing out Benadryl.

Are there any other superstitions about sneezing?

Some believe that a sneeze means that company is coming (perhaps a good reason to take Benadryl) or that you will have good or bad luck based on the number of sneezes or the time of the day or day of the week.

Number of sneezes: once a wish, twice a kiss, three times something better.

Days of the week:

Sneeze on a Tuesday – kiss a stranger

Sneeze on a Wednesday – sneeze for a letter

Sneeze on a Thursday – something better

Sneeze on a Friday – sneeze for sorrow

Sneeze on a Saturday – see your sweetheart tomorrow

Sneeze on a Sunday – you safety seek:

The devil will have you the whole of the week.

What does folklore say it means when your cat sneezes?

That it is going to rain.

What animal sneezes the most?

Iguanas sneeze more often and more productively than any other animal. Sneezing is how they rid their bodies of certain salts that are the normal byproduct of their digestive process. And since the subject of iguanas comes up in so many conversations, you will sound quite impressive when sharing this tidbit of information on sneezing!

How is sneezing related to the invention of movies?

In 1888 Thomas Edison was looking at a sequence of pictures of someone sneezing, and he realized that if you viewed them in a sequence very quickly that you might be able to make into a movie. (See www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr004p.html  for more

information.)

What is the world sneezing record?

The Guinness world record for having the longest sneezing fit on record is 977 days with an estimated 1 million times the first year.  I’ll bet that person didn’t get asked to many parties!

What does your sneeze style say about your personality?

I have done survey research on 547 people, as well as three months of observational research on the activity. As part of that research I correlated the DiSC (yes little “i”) personality standard (a well-researched personality test) with people’s sneezing behaviors and actions. You may not at "first sneeze" think that your sneeze says something about the type of person you are. You may say, "Hey, it is just a spontaneous thing." In fact 49 percent of those asked said their sneeze is spontaneous.

However, although the sneeze is a reflective action, it is similar to other seemingly simple body language behaviors from yawning and coughing to chewing. You will have idiosyncratic cues that accompany the behavior that say things about you. Your nose knows you, and most of us have a sneeze style that we stick with throughout our lives that matches our personality.

Of course, our desire to be polite in public can make us sneeze differently.  About half (45 percent) of those surveyed say they have a public sneeze that differs from their private sneeze. The research shows the private sneeze as being reflective of their true personality. What is our biggest concern that causes us to change our sneeze like Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde? Well, when asked what best describes what is going through your mind when you sneeze, 47 percent, regardless of personality, responded with “I hope I don't bother anyone.” So we may stifle our true personality sneeze in our concern for others.

Of the people who say they change their nose blowing or sneezing style in a public place, research finds 80 percent say they do this by blowing or sneezing more quietly or discretely.

Now let’s look at the sneeze styles as defined by my research. Try to determine where you fit based on how you think you sneeze. If you are not sure how you sneeze and what your behavior might be, just ask a friend to monitor your sneezing. Seriously, just ask a friend to give you some feedback. You probably can’t sneeze on cue, so you will both have to be patient.
 

SNEEZE STYLES

As defined by Patti A. Wood

www.pattiwood.net

The majority of people surveyed had a sneeze that matched their personality.                  

The NICE (or Sensitive) Sneezer – You are warm and friendly and like a relaxed pace. The most important thing in your life is your relationships with others. You will work to avoid conflict and get along, even not saying anything and making personal sacrifices to do so. You are loyal, calm, and dependable. People say you are a good listener, though sometimes you feel interrupted. You are helpful, supportive and nurturing of others. You tend to have a single achoo, and you are more likely to turn away when you sneeze than other types.  (S)

The BE RIGHT Sneezer – You are careful, and accurate. A deep thinker you always consider things before you speak.  You are detailed and precise and catch mistakes that others miss. You have great insights and opinions, but you don’t always get a chance to express them. You like to read books that make you think. You like to work by yourself and relax at home, because you enjoy solitude. You take your time, play by the rules and wish others would do the same. You are more likely to cover your mouth when you sneeze than other types.  (R)

The GET IT DONE Sneezer – You are fast, decisive and to the point. You wish others could be the same. You’re efficient and uncomplicated. You do not have to rely on others. You are a leader. You are decisive, forceful and commanding and work to get things quickly accomplished. You seek physical exertion. You do not like to be used unfairly by others. You will hold in your sneeze if you can and are more likely to have a big loud sneeze than other types. (D)

The ENTHUSIASTIC Sneezer­­ – You are a charismatic leader and influencer. You are imaginative and have great "outside of the box" ideas. You are intuitive and can inspire and motivate others. You value your relationships and hold them dear. You welcome new people and new opportunities. You are optimistic and spontaneous. You are open and people know what you are feeling. You are articulate and enjoy a good conversation whether it is on the phone, over dinner or out socializing. You are more likely to have sneezes that people notice - big or multiple. (E)

Findings:
 
  • 76 percent of big sneezers chose D or E personality
  • The majority of multiple sneezers (46 percent) are E personalities
  • 47 percent of “cover it up” sneezers are R personalities
  • 70 percent of “hold it in” sneezers are D or S personalities 
Gender differences:  

  • 32 % of women hold in their sneeze. (Women have a lot of practice at withholding.)
  • 26 % of women are multiple sneezers. (I could say something here, but I won't.)
  • Surprise, Surprise! The majority of men (46 percent) say they are “big” sneezers. (You know men are always exaggerating.) And 27 percent say they are multiple sneezers (Perhaps wishful thinking.)
During the research people added the following additional styles. Do you have any others?

Big Bad Wolf Sneeze - the person huffs and puffs before sneezing as if they could blow the whole house down.

The Tease - This is the person who captures our attention and may rivet an entire room to freeze in place as they listen to the sneezer go “aahhh ahhhh” with only a tiny little anticlimactic “achoo” to end it.

Spray Gun - This sneezer makes you wish you were carrying an umbrella and wearing a raincoat.

Freeze tag - The sneezer’s whole face and body freeze perhaps for several seconds as the sneeze builds up internally and then suddenly explodes out, animating the entire body.

Hand as Handkerchief - This sneezer lets it go right into their hand. This is really annoying if they then offer their hand in a handshake. If you want to avoid the germy hand, try holding a drink or appetizer or paperwork in your right hand.

The How High Can You Count? Sneeze - The sneezer that keeps sneezing one right after the other till you begin to look for the count from Sesame Street to start counting with you.

The Cartoon Sneeze – This sounds like a little kid sneezing, also known as the dainty sneeze.

The Coughing Sneeze – This is a series of cough-like sounding sneezes close together without a breath.

The Shout It Out Sneeze - This manly man sneeze is so loud it can be heard in the next state.

 Other words people used to describe their sneezes:   enthusiastic, complete, tickle, obnoxious, powerful, squeaky and roller coaster.

Famous Character Sneezers

Following is a description of sneezes by your favorite television, radio and movie characters. (Note: the sneezes reflect the personality of the character and not necessarily the actor portraying the character.)

Again, the categories are:

E- for Enthusiastic

S- for Sensitive (or Nice)

D-for Get it Done

R-for Get it Right
 

Television:

CBS

Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) – is an E.

Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) – is a D.

Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) – is definitely an S.

Dave Letterman (an enigma) – I think he is actually a D because the

Get it Right personalities are known for their cynicism.

Jerry Stiller (the father-in-law from "King of Queens") – He craves attention like    an enthusiastic sneezer, but he has no regard for other people and is very blunt so     he really is a D.

NBC

Noah Wiley (ER) – Definitely an S

Courtney Cox as Monica from "Friends” - She is interesting because she is an R or “get it right,” but because none of the other cast are D’s or “get it dones” she takes on that role as well.

 Kelsy Grammer as Fraiser from "Fraiser” – He shows the work split. He thinks he’s an S all the time, but he really is an R. His brother is a strong R as well.

 Sean Hayes as Jack from “Will & Grace” - Definitely E!!!!! He would sneeze for money. In fact, he would write a show about it called “Just Jack's Sneeze.”

ABC:

Drew Carrey (The Drew Carrey Show) – Bizarre mixture. He is a get it right

at work- nobody else in his life is an R. And his character always pays a price.

Mimi from "The Drew Carrey Show" – E!!!! She would have a special outfit

and make up for sneezing.

Simon Cowell (American Idol)—D. He actually pitched the show to Betersmelm. He’s beyond blunt.

Paula Abdul (American Idol) - Truly an S

UPN

Sarah-Michelle Gellar as Buffy from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" - Her

character is complex as well. When in her slayer mode, she is a D, but when she

stops kicking butt she becomes an S.

WB

Superman- Clark is an S and Superman is a D

Lex Luther from Smallville - He is a sly R

Film/Radio Personalities

Howard Stern E!!!! - He would sneeze big and grossssssss

Jim Carrey - E

Julia Roberts - S

Britney Spears - Her persona is an E. She definitely craves attention. I've read her body language for the media and have no idea who she really is. Not sure she knows either.

So, there you have it. My takes on sneezing styles for you, for actors playing fictional characters and for the people you watch and listen to in real life.

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

What's Behind Roger Goodell's Draft Day Hugs?

Patti was interviewed by ESPN to analyze the body language behind Roger Goodell's Draft Day hugs. Click the link below to read Patti's insights into the body language of Goodell's hugfest!

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/21119/a-brief-history-of-goodells-nfl-hugfest

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Body Language Read of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Patti has analyzed a recent picture of Justin and Selena that has hit the internet for Hollywoodlife.  Check the link below to read her insights!

http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/04/21/justin-bieber-selena-gomez-reunion-wants-more-love-together/

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

What's a little gesture from coworkers that makes you smile?

Patti shared with Career Bliss a small gesture that will make your coworker smile......Check the link below to see hers plus 9 more!

http://www.careerbliss.com/blog/10-little-ways-to-spread-happiness-at-work-2/

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Book reviews of "SNAP Making the Most Making of First Impressions Body Language and Charisma" by College Students


After reading the book SNAP Making the Most of First Impressions Body Language and Charisma for my college public speaking class I have a few points I would like to address regarding the books effectiveness on a college student. I am a very nervous person when it comes to speaking in front of people or first encounters and I feel as though this book accurately depicts ways to successful present yourself in a business world. You always hear first impressions last a lifetime but reading this book has convinced me that the mind does have a weird way of recognizing weak and strong points in a person simply through facial expressions and first impressions. I have noticed myself sitting up straighter, looking people directly in the eyes and concentrating on smiling more. I feel as though this book is a great read for any and all college students and essential to the success of anyone in the business world. -- Bryant 

 
This book was great! I really enjoyed reading this book as a textbook, it was very insightful and made me really pay attention to my actions. I love how Patti Wood goes into detail on the most basic things like the folding of the arms. I never paid attention to how folding my arms could send off the wrong message, and I found that information very insightful. All the information is very useful and I can use it throughout my academic years as well as my career. After reading the book I noticed that I began to use some of the techniques to improve my communication skills with others and leave a better SNAP impression. This book really helps with improving the way I deliver my speeches and how I present myself to others. I think every college student should consider reading this book. SNAP is a very useful tool for any person looking to into the work force and be successful. This book overall is very useful and I’d recommend this book to anyone.  -- Kristin

 
I really enjoy having SNAP as a tool for this class instead of a textbook. I think that the behaviors taught by Patti Wood will not only help us in our academics, but throughout the rest of our lives. Being able to recognize behaviors in other and realize what our own behaviors put out there about ourselves is invaluable. Having this knowledge can put us above our peers and elevate us to the next level in all aspects of our life, both personally and professionally. I know that I have already used the information in SNAP to change my behaviors, but I have also noticed it in my classmates and their actions. This book is especially great because it allows us to feel as if we have "inside information" on how to give a better speech and present ourselves better. It lets us know that we can drastically improve the vibe that we put out just by changing a few small behaviors. This is a book that I will definitely keep and use over and over again.  -- Rachel

 
She made her book clear and to the point and easy for anyone to understand. I'm glad I bought this book instead of renting it because I can definitely go back to this book if I need to prepare for an interview or a presentation.

 
Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Jodi's Distaste for her Mother


Click the link below to hear Patti's insights on what Jodi Arias' body language tells us about what she thinks of her mother.

http://www.youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

A Glimpse of Patti's Media Interviews




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Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Was Jodi Abused as a Child?



View the link below to hear Patti's insights on the body language of Jodi Arias' mother and father on the Dr. Drew show that aired Tuesday, April 9th.  Also, was Jodi abused as a child or is it something she has just made up in her head?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiI6h4ZvAbA


Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.

Patti on Dr. Drew Wednesday, April 10th

If you miss the interview tonight watch for a post on the blog tomorrow, Thursday, to hear the latest on the body language of Jodi Arias from Patti while she is interviewed on the Dr. Drew Show. 

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com. Also check out Patti's YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/bodylanguageexpert.