Allan Pease Quotes

Who is Allan Pease?

Allan Pease is an Australian body language expert and author who writes books on body language with his wife Barbara Pease.

Born January 01, 1952

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“Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner. It pays to be an expert.”

“Marriages are more likely to fail when one partner not only does not mirror the other's expressions of happiness, but instead shows expressions of contempt.”

“Research has shown that men not only hate shopping for food and clothes but this activity harms their health due to the stress it causes them.”

“Science has proved that the more you smile, the more positive reactions others will give you.”

“To ensure marital bliss, a man needs to be 1.09 times taller than his partner.”

“Under stress, women speak without thinking, while men act without thinking. No wonder 90% of the prison inmates are male and 90% of therapists are female.”

“We prefer to find mates who are roughly as attractive as we are, which means they are more likely to stay and not look for a better offer.”

“What is the difference between an observer and a bystander?

The former takes notes.”

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“In the business world, a favorable first impression is like love at first sight.”

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“There are only two options – make progress or make excuses.”

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“As long as someone holds an arms-folded position, a negative attitude will persist.”

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“Body language is easier to fake in front of men than in front of women because, in general, men don't know how to interpret body language very well.”

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“People drink alcohol and take drugs to try to feel how happy people feel normally.”

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“Smoking is an outward signal of inner turmoil or conflict and most smoking has less to do with nicotine addiction and more to do with the need for reassurance.”

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“Smoking is similar to hitting yourself over the head with
a hammer because, when you stop, you feel better.”

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“Studies show that women laugh at men they're attracted to, and men are attracted to women who laugh at them.”

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“The older we become, the more serious we become about life. An adult laughs an average of fifteen times a day, a preschooler laughs an average of four hundred times.”

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“Tie an Italian's hands behind his back and he'll be speechless.”

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“When men lie, their body language can be apparent. When women lie, they prefer to appear busy.”

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“When the audience crosses their arms, they not only have more negative thoughts about the speaker, they also pay less attention to what is being said. It is for this reason that training centers should have chairs with arms that allow attendees to leave their arms uncrossed.”

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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps Quotes

“A real man would never cry in public unless he was watching a movie in which a heroic dog died to save its master. Or if Heidi Klum unbuttoned her blouse. Or he accidentally dropped a full case of beer.”

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“If boys and girls grew up on a deserted island with no organised society or parents to guide them, girls would still cuddle, touch, make friends and play with dolls, while boys would compete mentally and physically with each other and form groups with a clear hierarchy.”

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“It is clear that women are smarter than men. Think about it – their best friends are diamonds; men's best friend is a dog.”

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps

“Men and women are different. They are not better or worse – but different. The only thing they have in common is that they belong to the same species. They live in different worlds, with different values and according to different rules. Everyone knows this, but very few people, and especially very few men, are willing to admit it. That, however, is the truth.”

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps

“Most men, if they’re going to lie to a woman, would be far better off doing it over the phone, in a letter, or with all the lights off and a blanket over their heads.”

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“Most people have difficulty thinking of themselves as just another animal. They refuse to face the fact that 96% of what can be found in their bodies can also be found inside a pig or a horse or that our DNA is 97.5% identical to that of a gorilla and 98.4% to that of a chimpanzee. The only thing that makes us different from other animals is our ability to think and make forward plans.”

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps

“Under pressure, men drink alcohol and invade other countries; women eat chocolate and go shopping.”

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps

“We are different because our brain is wired differently. This causes us to perceive the world in different ways and have different values and priorities. Not better or worse – different.”

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“What is commonly called 'women's intuition' is mostly a woman's acute ability to notice small details and changes in the appearance or behaviour of others. It's something that, throughout history, has bewildered men who play around – and are invariably caught.”

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“Women don't do well in space, because in their evolution they hunted nothing but men.”

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