How difficult do you think it is to tell how a person is feeling or what he or she is thinking without asking? You don’t necessarily have to be a psychic or have special powers to be able to do it. You only need to pay close attention to the person’s body language.
Whether we want to or not, our bodies send out a lot of different signals as we talk to each other. And these signals aren’t just meaningless nonsense.
In fact, a person’s body language can tell you much more than you’d expect.
For starters, it can simply act as a means of making your speech more expressive. It basically just supports what you say, making your overall message more clear and prominent.
Another thing that body language can do is replace your speech entirely. You can deliver a complete message through a single gesture, facial expression, or head movement. For example, everyone is familiar with nodding one’s head to agree and shaking it to disagree.
But here’s another thing that body language is capable of doing, and not many people are aware of it. The signals that your body sends can mirror your emotions, mood, and to some extent, even your thoughts. Isn’t that great? And to be able to interpret these signals correctly, all you need to know is what they are.
The infographic below is going to help you with that.
It’s divided into three parts. The first part will introduce you to some of the most common body language signs. These are the ones that people use the most and that are the easiest to notice. Next, you’ll learn about some of the most typical body language mistakes. Make sure to avoid these during a serious conversation if you don’t want people to get the wrong impression of you. And finally, the third part of the infographic will show you the signs that indicate that someone is lying to you.
So, don’t spend any more time waiting; check out the infographic now.
By Daisy Hartwell – May 8, 2018