We all know that the way we present ourselves make a difference in perception of others. It needs no evidence or scientific proof that the way we express or we act while talking to others, sitting or standing people around us observe us and makes a perception based on that. For an example – if you look confused in a discussion people in the room are not going to value your thought even though your point may be best. Or if you are not steady in a meeting it shows that you disagree or have conflict of interest in the agenda of the meeting.
If you are wondering how come crossing your arms around your chest and talking to some one shows you are defensive, let me explain you this later in the post. You might wonder why even after doing all right in an interview session you weren’t able to crack it. The one line answer is “your body language which express your inner personality”.
In this blog we are going to talk about the different body position and what it means.
Arms crossed over the chest – This indicates that you are trying to be defensive. This also demonstrate the action of disagree with the opinion with whom you are communicating.
Nail biting – Well this is most common and everyone knows about it, and trust me this action we all do unintentionally. It shows stress, nervousness, and insecurity.
Pulling of the ear – This motion shows the inability to come to a conclusion. This is also a common problem where a person pulls the one ear lobes.
Pursed lips – Tightening the lips indicate the distaste, disapproval, and distrust.
Lip biting – Biting lips is the sign of worry, anxiety, and stress.
Covering the Lips by Mouth – Covering the lips by mouth is the action of people want to hide an emotional reaction in order to avoid smiles or smirks.
Eye gaze– This is a best way to present yourself when you are talking to anyone. If a person looks directly into your eyes while having a conversation, it reflects that he/she is interested and paying attention to the conversation.
Hold on, it also has a different meaning sometimes. Prolonged eye contact can feel threatening and irritating.
While breaking eye contact and frequently looking away might indicate that the person is distracted, uncomfortable, trying to conceal his or her real feelings and not paying attention.
Blinking – Blinking is the action which goes unnoticed when done. Point to be noted is that, is the person blinking too much or too little? Blinking more rapidly (frequent blinking) give the feeling of distress or discomfort. Infrequent blinking may indicate that a person is intentionally trying to control his or her eye movements.
Body language is a huge topic in itself and needs elaboration that can’t be done in a single post. Please stay tuned with my blogpost for more updates on this interesting topic.
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