A Confident Pose For Men
A man shows extreme confidence with this pose:
Arms across chest, fingers under armpits and both thumbs resting on the chest, and pointing...
A Confident Pose For Women
The following is a classic female pose that shows confidence:
Legs apart, leaning to one side with hips titled and weight on one foot.
This shows sexual...
A Superior Pose
A superior pose may be:
sitting, with hands behind head, legs stretched out and crossed at the ankles.
This can also be an arrogant pose, so use...
Approachability is shown through:
direct eye contact
body facing yours
Attraction - Eyebrows
When we first see someone we find attractive, our eyebrows rise up and down. If we like them back we do the same.
It is often a quick movement, so you need...
Attraction - Preening
A woman preening is told by checking make-up, tidying clothing, playing with hair.
Men: plays with tie or lapepl, pats on hair, or buttons on...
Attraction: Eye Contact
If someone deliberately catches your eye, the look away when you look at them, then looks back at you within a minute - they like...
If someone faces their body at you, and particular their feet at you, then the chances are that they like...
Ambling slowly, talking to others, looking around, making eye contact and smiling - connected to the...
Defensive Body Language: Crossed Arms
The tighter a person has their arms crossed, the more defensive their posture.
It is almost like they are giving themselves a hug for...
Defensive Body Language: Gripped Arms
If someone grips their arms on the biceps with arms crossed, this is a signal that they are feeling very tense.
Defensive Body Language: One Arm Across Chest
If someone has one arm across their chest, this tends to show that they are timind and shy, however it should be ok to approach and talk to them, but do not...
How To Interpret A Sparkle In The Eyes
People's eyes often get slightly wider - well their pupils it is - when they see something that interests them (ever heard the phrase 'wide eyed and bushy...
How To See If You Are Invading Someone's Space
If you are invading someone's space, you will probably see some of this body language:
leg swinging (get away - shoo!)
How To Spot A Liar - I
Poor eye contact:
When someone is lying they find it very hard to look straight at you. If they look left or right at you when saying something, but...
How To Spot A Liar - II
If someone looks over your right shoulder consistently whilst talking to you this implies that they are lying to you. Exercise...
How To Spot A Liar - III
If someone strokes their nose whilst talking to you, it is often a sign that they are lying.
Caution: they could just have an...
How To Spot A Liar - V
If someone closes their palms whilst making a specific statement, or if their nose wrinkles or they cover their mouth, this is often a sign that they are lying...
How To Spot A Liar IV
If someone's mouth curls downwards slightly whilst saying something to you, this is often a sign that they are telling you a...
How To Tell If Someone Is Lying
There are many giveaway clues to someone lying. You may know the classic one about someone scratching their nose.
Here are two more: first of all covering...
How To Use Breathing To Build Rapport
It can be difficult to spot the breathing pattern of someone we are talking to.
However by carefully observing them it should be possible to tell.
How To Use Mirroring To Build Rapport
To build up a relationship with another easily and quickly, try mirroring.
This is a technique where you subtly copy their body posture - if they lean in,...
Key Body Language - Arms
Arms give a big clue re how receptive to others we are feeling. One should keep arms alongside ones body, not crossed or behind ones back.
You can spot...
Key Body Language - Body Angles
The actual profile of our bodies in relation to others, and them to us, gives an indication of how they feel about us.
We angle and face towards people we...
Key Body Language - Ears
The ears are also one important aspect - if someone turns with their head square and ears twitched ready to listen, this shows receptiveness to what you are...
Key Body Language - Eye Contact
Eye Contact is probably the most important part of body language when communicating with others.
Maintaining eye contact shows that you are interested in...
Key Body Language - Hands
The hands are another very expressive part of the body and therefore integral to ones body language.
Keep your palms up and out to be friendly; palms down...
Key Body Language - Legs
Best to keep your legs still as possible if you can!
People cross their legs often for comfort, however if you bring one leg up to the rest on the knee of...
Key Body Language - Mouth
Mouths give off clues to feelings as follow:
twisted lips implies thinking
pursed lips implies...
Key Body Language - Posture
Posture and how you carry yourself is important to body language, and a good posture is also good for your body.
Sit up straight, with shoulders back and...
Key Body Language - Space
One must ensure always not to ensure the body space around another person, for instance standing too close.
Then again if you are too distant then you can...
Key Body Language - The Head
If you have your head totally upright then you show self-confidence.
Tilting it shows you are friendly and...
Negative Body Language
Negative body language is signalled by:
Poor eye contact
Arms behind head
Positive Body Language
Classic signs of positive body language are:
- relaxed posture
- good eye contact
- open palms
- Stroking chin
- Hand on bridge of nose
- Head tilted back
Showing Confidence With Your Posture
To show confidence adopt the following posture:
upright posture, with chest lifted, shoulders back, stomach pulled in and head...
- Rubs back of neck
- Runs hands through hair
- Tapping foot
- Watching the...
Signals A Man Is Flirting
Generally, a man will:
gesture away from his body, with fingers together.
They lean back when listening and make less eye contact in...
Signals Of Stress
People experiencing stress tend to exhibit this body language:
- pursed lips
- excessive blinking
- lack of eye...
Signs A Woman Is Flirting
Women will tend to gesture towards their bodies whilst flirting, with fingers apart.
They will lean forward and have much direct eye contact and smiling. ...
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