How To Read Body Languague

How To Read Body Language

Body language, also called as ‘non-verbal communications’ ( sometimes as ‘non-vocal communications’) is a very powerful concept.

Body language is not an exact science, its a skill and requires practice. So its better if you don’t run to conclusions but with enough practice you can make this your second nature ๐Ÿ™‚ A single body language sign is NOT a reliable indicator, it involves interpreting several signals to support a conclusion. The art is to be able to tell based on close observation.

And most importantly, when observing others, be subtle about it. Try to look more into their eyes while talking, or you’ll make the person uncomfortable :tongue:

:vampire: Detecting Lies:


This is the most common curiosity among people. Many a times we wish that we could tell if the other person is lying to us. Fortunately(or unfortunately), the Pinocchio syndrome doesn’t exist in this world and our noses donโ€™t grow when we lie. But our body speaks the truth and it betrays the lies subconsciously.

Common Signs:

Stiff and Uncomfortable Body Movement :ghost2: : Arm and leg movements tend to be stiff. Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear.

Eye contact: Avoiding : A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact.
Too much of eye contact : Sometimes to hide their lies, liars make too much of eye contact. It kinda feels creepy. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Gestures/Expressions Donโ€™t Match: Timing is not same between emotions gestures/expressions and words.
Example: Someone says “I love it!” when receiving a gift, and then smile after making that statement, rather then smiling simultaneously.

Expressions Seems Forced:

forced smile

They are limited to mouth movements when someone is faking emotions. Like when they smile and you don’t see it in there eyes. Expressions are limited to mouth movement only.

Speaking More Than Normal : A guilty person will most likely speak more than normal, adding unnecessary details. Avoiding silence. They may attempt to be humorous or sarcastic also to avoid uncomfortable subjects or change the topic.

Detecting Attraction :aajanachle:


Our bodies flirts naturally with people we are attracted to. And one of the common thing we do is ‘smile’ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Eyes: Rapid blinking can indicate interest, attraction, nervousness. (Beware, it can be an eye disorder too :tongue: )

Raising eyebrows is another thing we do, its very quick and last for a split second.

Mimicking: When two people like each other’s company, they start mirroring each other’s gestures or pose unknowingly. :preen:

Smiling: Smiling is the most common sign, and if done with tilted head ( puppy dog type :tongue: ) , that’s definitely flirting ๐Ÿ™‚

Preening :mirror: : Brushing back hair is a very common gesture.

Or adjusting tie or specs. :specs:

Leaning: We subconsciously lean towards the person we’re attracted to. And if the person leans towards you too, that means you can definitely make a move on them ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some Tips To Remember::

:star: Learning to read body language is to help you socialize and getting an upper hand over others. Its a social skill, so don’t observe body language too much while conversing with a person. Try to maintain eye contact while talking.

:star: Pay attention to how body language changes, rather than depending on single signs to reach conclusion.

:star: As I said before, be subtle about it, don’t freak out the person. :daayan:

:star: Remember to read gestures in context with the environment. ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: Do not judge a person solely based on their body language.

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247 thoughts on “How To Read Body Languague

            1. I think the best thing to do is follow him around looking like this: :ghost2:
              Attention pakka mil jayega! :rotfl:

                1. Poor Rati, don’t worry, guys aren’t as quick on picking up on such things…most of the times… *sigh* :spank: :scream: :methinks:

            1. LOL I just saw this and I tried adjusting my spects too…But I have no one to preen at so when my brother came into the room,he was like, ” Use the lint cloth or you’ll scartch it. ” :hihi:

                  1. :lol2: Rati , try mimicking him na, like all day long!! :tongue: I can’t imagine how he’ll react then ๐Ÿ˜†

                    1. aaj hi try karti hoon ghar jaa kar :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. yes I kno sim , you know how they say that when girls say something but they mean something else stuff.. ๐Ÿ˜€

          But that’s not same with guys :tongue:

    1. ๐Ÿ˜€ yup these signs work subconsciously only , if you do it deliberately it freaks out other person!! :tongue: :tongue: Like you’re freaking out sanjeev :lol2: but its fun :happydance:

  1. ha ha ha!!!rati do, us sure your mascara is good?lol!blink blink.ive been blinking at nav for the past 2 minutes now.NOTHING hapening here too :yuck: sheh

    1. :thanks: FG :))

      yesh I know , it ain’t easy ๐Ÿ™ and we freak out people if we notice too much ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I’ve done a course on this Rati…and I have certificate too!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› I agree to lots of points here..and there are many more which are very very interesting and show a lot of attributes about an individual!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Oh wow cali, so are you good at it? :))

        yes there are many many signs, these are only basics that I listed out ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. he he he…okieee… The list may be very generic but it might vary from person to person
      e.g. avoiding eye contact may be because the person is feeling too shy. Also the way a person stands can depict a lot about his/her personality. If the person is standing with one foot away from another, while resting his/her whole body weight on one and the other foot is pointing to open another direction ( not parallel to each other), it means the person is more friendly, open to people and is outgoing and extrovert. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Also, some rules of flirting…It varies a lot in both the genders. However, somthings are common like fiddling with hair, which both genders do, and yeah blinking thing.

    Also, if you see a person’s face, whenever he/she is trying to flirt – there will be a very different expression on his/her face which is a mix of shyness and smile. The face looks more relaxed than normal ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. khikhikhi… ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Those initial days of romance are sooooooo amazing na Rati!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Sigh..I can never forget my Manali trip and the days at home, even though I had to face so much..still…. sigh!!

        1. yeah cali.. initial days of dating are just so awesome. You get 100 percent attention apne aap. not like now.. fight maaro tab bhi chotu sa sign milta hai. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› bt i guess after marriage it’s different. I mean partners feel so close to each other that they dont have to say everything. It’s a nice warm cozy feeling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. and rati and sanjeev sir romancing in office.hey bhaguuuuuuuu!!!!!!! get some single hot boys here like NOWWW!!!!me wana blink eyes and play wid hair(mine)lol!

    1. i think rauni your and my body language is more right now. we we laughing seeing each other from the glass and we dint say a word. We just knew. :victory2:

    2. Fly Girl, ek sale hone wala hai na jisme hot hot ladke milenge in the Tuesday Bazaar!!! just wait a few days ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. hmmmm..yaad karne do …haan

      Whenever a person is attracted towards you, he will behave differently with you as compared to how he behaves with others, and that will be distinctly noticeable. Most of the times guys try to be over polite if they aren’t very extrovert. Overly extrovert guys might follow a completely opposite path and try to annoy you to hell to grab your attention!! ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. And if the person is attracted towards you and wants to hide it, he’d watch everywhere else but avoid looking into your eyes…..I’ve noticed this so many times!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

          1. Ok..apart from romance..regarding offices..whenever you go to someone’s office and the guy is sitting with both hands on his table, even while talking to you..that means he is very authoritative and dominating!! ๐Ÿ˜

                  1. Oh nice cali :yahoo: , I’ll try to notice them now ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

                    Waise I do notice all these stuffs, like when two of my friends had crush on each other ๐Ÿ™‚ , they didn’t tell anyone but I knew something is fishy :toothygrin: , girls are good at noticing these stuffs na ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I should teach you people the very basic body language about guys…

    1. He comes and slaps you on the butt- he wants to flirt with you.
    2. He goes and slaps other woman on her butt- he doesn’t want to flirt with you.
    3. He keeps checking his biceps- He has been going to the gym.
    4. He takes you out for dinner- he wants to eat.
    5. He takes you out for dinner and asks you to pay for your share- He didn’t like eating with you.
    6. He keeps meeting you when you are with your friend- he is interested in your friend.

    Very simple :toothygrin:

    1. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Very nice list Sanjeev..I agree with everything here… :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

    2. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: Sanjeev Ji…sochne wali baat hai :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:

    3. I couldn’t agree more. :nono: :lol2:
      I find this list most accurate. O:)
      If only my friends cold read this.. :preen:

  6. sanjeev sir apne to pura concept hi popat kar dala…….he wants to eat,slap on butt :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:

  7. kal se am wearing false eyelashes and so much mascara and blinking and blinking and blinking at every man in metro. :stars:

  8. and kimi lean on chair is friendly .what if i keep falling out of my chair all the can never sit straight kinds…. :chewnails

  9. Out of all flirting techniques..I have seen fidgeting with hair the most successful one..I mean even the girls around me used to notice the guy who’d fiddle with his hair!! ๐Ÿ˜› I donno about guys, whether they notice girl jhatkoying her zulfein or not !! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› From what I’ve interpreted about you Rauni….you like guys who have good command on what they speak, and who have good sense of humor and I think you like body builder kind of guys too!! ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. haan like you have done in ur wedding pictures nah.neche dekho shy bano mystery bano…mere jaise habshi shud learn from u demureness :headbang:

        1. we have only married men in our office. rauni has loads of students who come here. i am sure she is going to try the tricks on them. :yikes:

          1. at rati do,in nerdys pe tricks?na baba na!first of theyd see me falling from my chair and hand on forhead theyd aise he get tensed and bhaofy.forget blinking and smiling!!! :tongue:

  10. but old times long means if u want to jhatkofy ur hair u will jhatka urself….so its beter to have shoulder length hair to latka and jhatka!ask me i cut mine waist length just 2 months back and mind you i still have not made any progress….. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

  11. I can also tell a lot about body language when sitting for exam..who knows everything and who knows nothing ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. :lol2: We get question paper and then we look around at everyone ๐Ÿ˜€

      Those who look back are like us, and those who don’t, are know-it-all ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. :shying:
        I can totally get what you r saying. :lol2:
        Mujhse puchne par pata chalega…Mere class mein sbhi log 50/50 hain…Some ppl know answers for 1/2 the subjects and some ppl know the other 1/2. ๐Ÿ˜€
        Itna massst class hai na?! :toothygrin:

  12. Ok…if you ask me about best body language for flirting, then I’d say don’t flirt at all..When you stay yourself, people feel more attracted to you…. I’ve never flirted with anyone (seriously, I had lots of inferiority complex and I always thought people might make fun of me), and I have always been baffled about guys around me falling for me for no particular reason….though no one had guts to speak that to me..I used to know from my friends and bffs and all!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. he he he….this often happens for people like us….Those I know who used to flirt, ended up in arranged marriage..and happy parents thing…

        People like us only end up in love marriage and all jhikjhik!! ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. kimi :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: u got the first 2 bulls eye.last vala:agar ho to badhiyahhh hainnnn jii!khi khi khi!!!! :jiggy1:

  14. ritika wh bhi abtana mereko.agle month to mera exam.ill go read every guy.sit next to the hotest guy who knws every quesssioonnnnn!!!!ladka bhi set aur exam bhi!bhai wah! :woot:

    1. Sacccchiii..the guy who sits next to me gives me his pens,pencil,eraser,scale ๐Ÿ˜€
      I dont get anything isliye :hihi:

    1. Yep, and when this disorder is with one eye, like winking rapidly disorder ๐Ÿ˜‰ , it gets sooo freaky :tongue: :nababana:

  15. and cali i dont flirt seriously not that am shy around guys.i just am the least flirtable fact i have held that title.all my guys tell me am a wonderful friend and a blunder girl friend!lol! so they prefer the former!no one even triesssss!!! :shocked:

    1. Stay that way FG!! You rock!! And I can bet there will definitely be some secret admirers of yours….who don’t tell it to you coz of their own inhibitions!! ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. and kimi id tell u even i have this big complex.secret vala.i atleast listen to 5 old hindi gane aur ghazals in a day .i feel if i tell it to aaj ke ladke theyd make fun.all r so pitbul these days and i kinda still have a thing for rafi ;( :silly:
        though ,good thing my ex never minded the blasting jagjit singh :waytogo:

    1. Oh I have been through with a guy like that :silly:
      He used to stare and stare and never say a word..he was hot though..but anyways :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

      1. Lol exactly di!..weird!
        @Sanjeev bhaiyya..loll naa not possible, I’m committed already..btw the staring guy is bhondu material :tongue:
        @ ritika dis guys lyk cute but chidd aati hai d way he stares.. :pan:

  16. kimi,i seriously want the secret Admirers(if any)to breaks the shells.(tabhi to maja aegaaa ekdum ddlj estyleee))))khi khi :puchhi:

  17. nice to read the comments section here.. every1 trying their own body language on hubbys.. total waste.. ye sab shaadi se pehle hi kaam aata hai.. nothing later. :nababana: :nababana: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

  18. apid blinking can indicate interest, attraction, nervousness. (Beware, it can be an eye disorder too :tongue: )………………………….. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Baba RAmdev :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

      1. Gargi….I thought about it a lot…then thought it was better to say rather than suffering from stomachache-from-zipped lips syndrome :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:

    1. Heylo rauni………..trip was too good rauni……………………….waise sacchi… is your hair so shiny shiny………………..and that too without oil…..your nose kinna sharp hai :puchhi: :puppy: :puppy:

  19. the comments always make me forget that i’ve to read article too… very nice gargi very conversational article ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Sanjeevji……..nahinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…weekdays main no chicken policy…aur upar se…….fish par trawling hai na……..ate karela…..with curd :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

          1. he he…………..karela phry…….kerala ka karela :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: strangely, I like karela fry a lot :whistle: :whistle:

            1. mom made fried karela yesterday :yuck: , i chupkese kept it in bhabhi’s dish, she had to at them than… ๐Ÿ˜€ m shaitan ladki :nono: :nono: :nono:

              1. I can do anything for karela frrrrrrrry.soni….main kisssi ko bhi nahi deti………I love them :woot: :woot: :woot:

                  1. shuivi ma’am ….hehe :toothygrin: doing nothing, will sleep in a while, had a hectic day today :methinks: i ate rajma chawal :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thodi over eating hogayi hai, cudnt resisit the yummy dish :secret2: :secret2: wat did u have?

                    1. i at alumatar with rice and papad…. over eating yahan bhi ho gai thori si :sick: :sick: :sick: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

                    2. haan wahi toh… paapi pt maanta nai na thore se…. jyada ki icha rakhta hai… ab icecream ki iccha ho rahi hai… khani hi padegi, kya kar sakte hai

  20. jomolay picture aise hain.u see i use softwares like photoshop,picasa etc etc!khi.khi!!this was taken after hair cut.saloon jadduuu

  21. chal jhooti………………..I know you have shiny shiny chamkila hair :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  22. jeeti raho Shivani….phalo phuloo…….. :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

    1. hIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Sab :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i am waiting for your lovely mails…………I just love them Sab :woot: :woot:

    1. :wilt: :wilt: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

      1. where is rauni ka khet :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan:

  23. no no… take back your words…means i can nvr have shiney hair… nahhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

        1. Shivaniiiiiiiiiiii….me too no shany shany hair………….this rauni is lying….jhooti….I want karelas from rauni’s kheti now :waiting: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

          1. me too will at raunak ki kheti k karela naak band kar k for shiny hairs :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

          2. rauni is not jhooti, u r jhooti :scream: :scream: in one of ur posts you had shown ur hair and they looked lovely and healthy :smug: :smug: now u get this from me :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :spank: :spank:

  24. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Sabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb… doing fine………..howz russell…the handsome guy doing????

  25. jomolay my nose is sharp,am sweet and hair pljjj get me a pati like u nah jomaly whod sonafy me,pamper me and whose brain i can mini jomolay kinds.khi khi!!!!
    read above for what we were talking aaj.i have gone maddd!kal id put so much mascara ki all busssss

  26. OK NOW… SLEEPY TIME….. :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
    acha toh hum chalte hai…. :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:
    goodnights…. sweets drams…. takcars……….
    bole toh jai she krishna….

  27. koi nah pata such a sad story.i woke up late.din wear any make up ;(yes i came to work at makeupandbeauty without wearing any Make up and just found this tee its says on it:being this cute is exhausting par sadly ye bhi kuch kam nahe aya.meri to kismat hi phutiii :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: ii!!!!lol!

  28. noi chhaye .kuch ni chhaye.bilkul ni chhayeeeee…!!bus ab to finish!phinish ek try bi ni!bus khalaasss!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ :huh: :huh:

  29. AB bus !KUCH NAHE CHHAYE!sir jee cute /funny/intelligent/rich/good looking/compassionate ladke ajkal milte hi kaha haainn?huh huh :scream:

          1. Actually Draupadi didn’t ask for funny and rich!! he he he :toothygrin: Whatever qualities she asked, each pandav guy had one in them… ๐Ÿ˜› Just coz Shivjee said that all these qualities (Dharam paalan and follower of truth, Good in archery, Strength of 100 elephants, handsome and good humor) couldn’t be all in one person… ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

  30. sanjeev ji dogie rich?funny to mana!!!aap ab old tumhe admi nahe pet chhaye line mat use kijeye…..!app mujhe help kijeye :p

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