The ability to read body language of others can provide incredible amount of information of what they are thinking about while you hold a conversation with them. Body language communicates more than the words we speak; you don’t necessarily have to be a detective to read what is going on in someone’s head. There are signals you need to know and what these unspoken signals communicate. So next time, when you are in a meeting or on a date or just having a casual conversation with your kids, look for these cues:
Crossed arms and legs
While conversing with someone if you notice them crossing their arms and legs take a note that they are not open to what you are saying, it suggests they are physically barricading themselves. Psychologically this posture suggests that a person is physically, mentally and emotionally blocking themselves from what is being said.
It’s a common saying “Real smiles crinkle the eyes”, often people smile to hide what they are actually thinking and feeling, next time when you see someone smiling continuously while a conversation check for the corners of their eyes if they don’t crinkle that means they are trying to hide something behind their fake smile.
If you notice someone copying your body language don’t take it negatively, it’s actually a good signal. People tend to copy body language unconsciously, when they feel a bond with the person they are communicating with. This tip is useful when you are trying to crack a business deal; it shows you what the other person is thinking.
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The way a person walks and sits speaks a lot about their level of confidence, when someone sits and stands straight with their shoulders high shows they are in power and confident whereas if someone is slouching it indicates they are less sure of what they are doing.
Till date there are many people who still operate under the assumption that if someone is maintaining eye contact with you that means they are not lying to you, this is right to an extent. But since this is a common knowledge people will deliberately try to hold your gaze so that you trust them and they can cover their lies.
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