How facial expressions are triggered and controlled

Home » Learning body language » Page 2Facial expressions are triggered by conscious and unconscious interpretations of events and situations. These interpretations usually happen very quickly and instantaneously so that we only become aware of our own facial expressions once we’ve already made them. Sometimes we don’t become aware of them at all, even though they’ve … Read more How facial expressions are triggered and controlled

Types of facial expressions (Strong and subtle)

Home » Learning body language » Page 2The types of facial expressions that most of us are familiar with are what are known as strong or full facial expressions. All of us can easily recognize when a person is feeling happy, sad, angry, afraid, etc. just by looking at their facial expression because the expressions for … Read more Types of facial expressions (Strong and subtle)

Why reading facial expressions is important

Home » Learning body language » Page 2Reading facial expressions is something comes naturally to most of us. But if you learn to observe them more carefully, you’ll take your communication skills to the next level. A person’s face is the seal of his identity. Our face is what gives us our distinct identity and separates … Read more Why reading facial expressions is important

3 Common gesture clusters and what they mean

Home » Learning body language » Page 2Isolated gestures are rarely noticed while observing body language. Often, a person will convey his emotional state via more than one gesture and this combination of gestures is known as a gesture cluster. While analyzing body language, it’s imperative that you take into account as many gestures as … Read more 3 Common gesture clusters and what they mean

Standing and walking styles reveal your attitude

walking style

Home » Learning body language » Page 2How we think and feel is reflected in the way we stand and in our walking style. This article explores the various nonverbal signals you give off with your standing and walking style. The attention position This is a standing position in which the feet are placed close … Read more Standing and walking styles reveal your attitude

Body language: Truth of the pointing foot

body language feet

Home » Learning body language » Page 2Can we deduce what’s on a person’s mind merely by reading the body language of their feet? That is the question this post attempts to answer. When we communicate with others, we focus our attention mainly on their words and facial expressions. We pay little, if any, attention to … Read more Body language: Truth of the pointing foot

Body orientation in nonverbal communication

body orientation in business

Home » Learning body language » Page 2In order to highlight how body orientation matters in non-verbal communication, consider the following scenario: You’re browsing through some items in a provisional store. You notice an old high school friend at the far end of the store and you decide to approach him.  You move towards him walking backwards- yes, with your back … Read more Body orientation in nonverbal communication