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 🙂 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 don’t grow when we lie. But our body speaks the truth and it betrays the lies subconsciously.
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. 😐 😮
Gestures/Expressions Don’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:
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’ 😀 😉
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 🙂
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 😉
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. 🙂
PS: Do not judge a person solely based on their body language.
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