What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures
Art by LaetitziaAs we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology havetransformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world, yet when conversing face-to-face, it's not only speech we verbalize that matters. Body language is truly a language of its own. We allhave quirks and habits that are uniquely our own. What does your body language say about you? And what can you learn about others by becoming aware of what some of the signs mean?
I thought it wouldbe fun to list some of the well-known signs that body language experts study and recognize. It is said that when talking to a person the information that we receive can be broken down as:
* 10%from what the person actually says
* 40% from the tone and speed of voice
* 50% is from their body language.
* Lowering one's head can signal a lack of confidence. If someone lowerstheir head when complimented, they may be shy or timid
* Touching or tugging at one's ear can indicate indecisiveness
* Sincere smiles encompass the whole face (noticeable in the eyes)
* Afalse smile usually only engages the lips
* Tilting one's head can symbolize interest in something or someone
* Overly tilted heads can be a sign of sympathy
* Closing of eyes or pinchingat the bridge of one's nose is often done when making a negative evaluation
* When a listener nods, this is usually a positive message and relays that they are interested and paying attention* However, excessive nodding can imply that the listener has lost interest but doesn't want to be rude
* Touching/rubbing one's nose may indicate doubtfulness or rejection of an idea
*Sticking out one's chin toward another may show defiance
* Resting a hand on one's cheek is often done if they are thinking or pondering; and stroking the chin can mean the person is trying to make a...
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