How To Read Body Language – Face Reading
- Often raised eyebrows results to discomfort.
- They are most likely interested in whether their voice goes up or down.
- The eye contact indicates positive as well as negative interest.
- But if they look too long into your eyes they might be lying.
- Crossed legs are typically indicative of resistance and poor receptiveness.
- When they imitate your body language, it’s possible the conversation is going well.
- To detect a fake smile, look for a lack of crinkles around the eyes.
- They are definitely in you if they are laughing with you.
- Expansive, authoritative positions demonstrate leadership.
- A trembling leg shows a nervous state inside.
Read Body Language
Study the Eyes
Actions with the eyes can be very revealing. When speaking with others, be careful if he or she is making direct eye contact or looking away. Inability to make direct eye contact can imply boredom, disinterest, or even deception, especially when someone looks away and to the side. In comparison, when a person looks down, it often suggests nervousness or submissiveness. Check also for dilated pupils to decide if anyone is reacting favorably to you. When cognitive activity rises, pupils dilate because if someone is concentrating on someone or something they want, their pupils will dilate automatically.
Pupil dilation can be difficult to detect but you should be able to detect it under the right conditions. The blinking rate of a person can also speak volumes about what’s going on inside. The rate of blindness rises when people think more or are anxious. In some cases, higher blinking rate indicates lying-particularly when accompanied by touching the face (especially the mouth and eyes). To look at something can imply a desire for that object. For instance, if somebody looks at the door this may mean a desire to leave. Looking at a person may imply a desire to converse with him or her.
As far as eye behaviour is concerned, it is often implied that looking upwards and right during the conversation suggests a lie has been revealed, while looking upwards implies the person telling the truth. The explanation for this is that when people use their imagination to concocte a plot, they look up and to the right when they remember an actual memory.
See if the other people are mirroring you
Mirroring means imitating the body language of the other person. Test to see if the person mirrors your behaviour, when communicating with others. For example, if you sit with someone at a table and rest on the table with an elbow, wait 10 seconds to see if the other person is doing the same. A further common mirroring movement includes simultaneously taking a sip of a drink. If someone imitates your body language, it’s a really clear indication he or she is trying to develop a friendship with you. Seek to change the body position to see if the other person makes similar adjustments to theirs.
Look at the feet of the other person
The feet are a part of the body where people sometimes ‘leak’ essential nonverbal signs. The reason people transmit nonverbal signals accidentally via their feet is because they are typically so focused on managing their facial expressions and positioning of the upper body that important clues are exposed through the feet. When standing or sitting, a person normally points his or her feet in the direction they wish to go. And if you find that somebody’s feet are pointed in your direction, it could be a positive sign that they have a favorable opinion about you.
That applies to one-on-one interaction and interaction between groups. In reality, you can tell a lot about group dynamics just by observing the body language of the people involved, especially the way they point their feet. Moreover, if anyone appears to be engaging in conversation with you, but their feet point in someone else’s direction, it’s possible that he or she would rather speak to that person (regardless of whether the upper body signs indicate otherwise).
This is how you can Read Body Language.
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