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Body Language

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Alara Değirmenci

on 28 April 2014

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Transcript of Body Language

Body
Language

By Alara Değirmenci
You can read and understand someone's body language by paying little extra attention and with enough practice easily.


Usually tilted heads are either a potential sign of sympathy, or if a person smiles while tilting their head, they are being playful and maybe even flirting.
Lowered heads indicate a reason to hide something.
Head Position
Eyes
The eyes are often called, 'the windows of the soul' as they can send many different non-verbal signals. Here are some examples for the language of our eyes:

People who
look to the sides
a lot are nervous, lying, or distracted.

People also tend to
look down
when they are upset, or trying to hide something emotional.
If someone
looks down
at the floor
a lot,
they are probably shy.

Looking at something
shows an interest in it, whether it is a painting, a table or a person.

Glancing at something
can betray a desire for that thing, for example glancing at the door can indicate a desire to leave.
Mirroring is that when the person in front of you makes the same gestures and mimics you did. And if someone mirrors your body language this is a very genuine sign that they are trying to establish a connection with you.
Mirroring
People with
crossed arms
are usually closing themselves to social influence.

If their
arms are crossed
while their
feet and shoulder are wide apart
, this is a position of toughness or authority.

If their
hands are closed or clenched
, they may be irritated, angry, or nervous.
Arms

Pursed lips:
Pursed lips might be an indicator of distaste, disapproval, or distrust.

Lip biting:
People sometimes bite their lips when they are worried, anxious, or stressed.

Covering the mouth:
When people cover their mouth they usually want to cover their emotional reactions like a laugh or a smile.


Mouth
Hands in the back:
This is usually shows some amount of confidence or an exception to the rule.

Hands on heart:
This shows a person’s desire to be believed or accepted. It doesn't mean they are telling the truth though.

Clasping hands, squeezing hands:
A person who does this is uncomfortable, maybe even nervous or fearful.

Steepling:
This is a display of confidence and self-assurance. You would see this in a lawyer or chess player who just found a way to wipe out his opponent.

Hands in pockets:
Pocketed hands indicate unwillingness, mistrust and reluctance.

Standing with hands placed on the hips:
It can be an indication that a person is ready and in control, or maybe a sign of aggressiveness.

Rapidly tapping fingers or fidgeting
can be a sign that a person is bored, impatient, or frustrated.

Superiority position:
The person takes this posture when he feels superior or overconfident. For example, when someone finishes a hard task or completes an exam quickly you may find him taking the superiority posture.



Hands
So now you know it! Pay attention to your own body language too. Try to use gestures that will get your message directly, especially those that will help you build alliances and influence people.
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Human Body. Prolotherapy. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
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About.com Psychology. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
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People's body gestures and mimics mean much more than you could imagine. We can understand many things by their body language. And I'm going to tell you the most common gestures in our daily lives. Although some of the body gestures such as eye contact and a confident handshake can be easily 'faked', the information I'm going to tell would help you anyway.
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