What Can Body Language Tell Us?

Body language is the range of nonverbal signals that we use to communicate our feelings and intentions. Mostly we do this through our posture, facial expressions, and hand gestures.

Your ability to understand and interpret other people’s body language can help you pick up on unspoken issues or true feelings.

Someone that’s lying to your face may exhibit common human body language traits that you can become aware of, helping to navigate certain social situations.

Exhibiting confidence with our own body language projects an image out to the world that we believe in ourselves, and aren’t afraid of being our true selves.

One can learn to project a more positive or confident body language.

Let’s talk further about body language and what it can tell us.

What Can Body Language Tell Us?

Why is Body Language So Important?

The nonverbal cues that make up a person’s body language often communicate more than the words they use.

The importance of body language is that it assists us in understanding and decoding what the person is saying. Body language also helps interpret other peoples’ moods and emotions.

What is Good Body Language?

Also known as open body language, it helps us be open and approachable to others. It helps them feel at ease during interactions or exchanges. It’s a type of nonverbal communication that puts us in a position of comfort.

What is Positive Body Language Examples?

Nodding or tilting our head during conversations are positive and respectful gestures that indicate an approachability and openness to communicate.

How Can I Show Confidence With Body Language?

  • Slow your movements down.
  • Make eye contact.
  • Keep your chin up.
  • Give a firm handshake.
  • Stand up straight.
  • Don’t fidget.
  • Avoid your pockets.

What is Insecure Body Language?

  • Slouched posture.
  • Crossing arms.
  • Shuffling feet while walking.
  • Shaky or trembling hands.
  • Having hands in pockets.
  • Being fidgety.

What Gives a Person Confidence?

Confidence comes from personal feelings of well-being, and an acceptance of your own body and mind. It’s a belief in your own skills, ability, and gained experience to help guide you through any situation.

Boost your confidence levels with positive thinking, training, gathering knowledge, and by talking to other confident people.

Why Do We Like Confident People?

Another person’s confidence can create an aura that draws people in. Because many people lack high self-esteem themselves, they are often intrigued by people who have higher levels of confidence.

Being around these people can make one feel good, and we may even feel that some of that energy and confidence is rubbing off on us.

Can You Tell if Someone Likes You By Body Language?

Here are some typical signs someone is attracted to you:
  • They smile at you.
  • They make eye contact with you.
  • They reach out and touch your arm, hand, or back.
  • They tilt their head as you speak. 

What are The Most Crucial Aspects of Body Language?

While body language covers a wide range of human expression, some of the most crucial aspects are posture, eye contact, and personal space.

What Body Language Shows You Are Listening?

When you nod and make eye contact when someone is talking to you, it shows you are listening to them.

Can I Tell If Someone is Lying Through Body Language?

Autonomic nervous system changes can trigger liars to sweat in the face or have dryness in the mouth and eyes. The person might excessively blink or squint, lick or bite their lips or swallow hard”. (source:time.com)

Also mentioned is a liar’s face turning white due to blood rushing out of their face.

What are Some Signs that Someone is Lying?

  • Excessive fidgeting.
  • Direction of their eyes.
  • Avoiding eye contact.
  • Change in normal speech patterns.
  • Irregular rise or fall in vocal tone.
  • Covering their mouth.
  • Saying too much.
  • Conversely, not saying enough.

Final Thoughts

Be aware of your own nonverbal cues that you use to consciously and unconsciously communicate. This includes all nonverbal communication.

Do you look at the ground when you’re walking? When someone’s talking to you, do you make eye contact or stare down at your phone? (ugh!) 

You can make yourself appear more confident by simply maintaining eye contact in social interactions and keeping an upright posture.

And if you came here checking out this post hoping to become a better liar, sorry we are on to you now!!

Let me know your thoughts about body language, if it’s helped you, hurt you, or maybe it’s just something you feel doesn’t need that much attention.

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