Body language: Crossing the arms meaning

‘Crossed arms’ is perhaps the most common body language gesture that we come across in our day-to-day lives. Crossing arms across the chest is a classic gesture of defensiveness. This defensiveness usually manifests as discomfort, uneasiness, shyness, or insecurity. When a person feels threatened by a situation, they cross their arms over their chest, creating a barrier that …

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Body language: Shoulder movements

In this post, we’ll discuss the various shoulder movements and what they can reveal about their mental state. Shoulder shrug Raising the shoulders is a submissive gesture that implies some sort of apology. We shrug our shoulders when we want to communicate the message, ‘Sorry, I can’t do anything about it’ or ‘Sorry, I don’t know’ …

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Body language: Head and neck gestures

Your head and neck gestures reveal much more about your attitude than you think. When we come into contact with other people, their head (face, in particular) is what we look most at. Therefore, it makes sense to understand what signals we’re giving off with our head and neck movements Head gestures- The head nod …

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4 Key tips on reading body language

Reading body language is not easy. People who have mastered non-verbal communication have done so with years of practice. However, you can jump the learning curve by keeping in mind some of the common pitfalls that most people tend to fall in when they first begin to read body language. Here are the things that you need to …

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Why decoding body language is important

While communicating with others, we don’t just randomly move our bodies and make gestures. The gestures that we make, our various body movements and the facial expressions we put on are all connected to the way we are feeling at any particular moment. In other words, our body language is an outward expression of our inner …

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