Body language: Pinching the bridge of nose

Pinching the bridge of nose gesture consists of pinching the top of the nose with one’s index finger and thumb. It’s often accompanied by a lowering of the head, closing the eyes, and releasing a deep sigh. Sometimes, the person may also squeeze the skin in the area repeatedly. Pinching the bridge of nose means …

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Body language for interviews (Do’s and don’ts)

This article will highlight some interview body language tips- things about body language that you should keep in mind when attending a job interview. But why does it matter? People say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Yet, that’s exactly what the human mind does over and over. It also manifests in interview …

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7 Signs of attraction based on body language

Body language signs of attraction are signs that people display, often unconsciously, when they’re in the presence of someone they’re attracted to. Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether someone is interested in you before they even talk to you? Yes, it’s possible thanks to body language. With the power of body language, you can …

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Mixed and masked facial expressions (Explained)

A mixed facial expression is the one that someone makes when they’re experiencing two or more emotions at the same time. A masked facial expression results from suppression, conscious or unconscious, of an emotion. Masked facial expressions usually manifest as weak expressions of the emotion but sometimes we also use opposite facial expressions for masking. For …

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How we express disapproval with the mouth

When you’re angry, how do you express disapproval or threaten the person who caused your anger using your mouth? That’s easy; you press your lips together strongly in an attempt to show determination- a determination to take action against the person. But what happens when you are extremely angry, the I’m-going-to-eat-you-alive type of angry? When you’re …

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Why do we raise our eyebrows to greet others

When we greet others from a distance, we give them a slight head nod or we raise our eyebrows very briefly, the latter resulting in an expression known as the ‘eyebrow flash’. In an ‘eyebrow flash’, the eyebrows rise rapidly for a split second and then drop again. The purpose of the ‘eyebrow flash’ is to draw …

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Eye contact in attraction

One of the major reasons why eyes are the most revealing and accurate communication tools is pupil dilation, a phenomenon that occurs unconsciously. Following are some of the situations in which our pupils dilate: When we are in a dimly lit room, our pupils dilate so that the maximum amount of light enters the eyes and …

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Eye contact body language (Why it matters)

In this article, we’ll look at eye contact body language or how people use their eyes to communicate with each other. Eyes have been aptly described as windows to the soul for they communicate so much information that spoken words sometimes seem like an unnecessary faculty in our communication repertoire, only causing more confusion and misunderstanding. Eyes, …

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Fake smile vs real smile

Imagine how cool it would be if you were able to clearly distinguish easily between a real smile and a fake smile. You’d be able to know when someone is genuinely pleased with you and when someone wants you to think they’re genuinely pleased with you. First off we need to know what a real smile looks like so …

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