How To Read Body Language
How To Read Body Language
The art of reading body language is a very tricky one but also helps you to know better the person near you. Find out how to read body language right here, right now with this introduction from Kyle Newman.
Today, I'm going to talk to you about how to read body language. The basic short answer is actually, unless you're a professional and you've studied it and trained for it a long time, you can't. The reason for this is it's so easy to misinterpret or make the wrong assumption about what you're seeing.
The common mouth that people say, it's crossed arms and face stand, so people make an assumption that you're closed or you're shy. It's very difficult to know exactly what that really means. Body language can only be taken in total context looking at all of the signals that you're seeing as a whole and not any individual one.
So what I can recommend is there are a couple of things you can do. First of all, you can actually ask the person what's going on, so notice what you're seeing. If it is arms crossed, just be a little bit curious especially if it's a relationship you're comfortable in or someone that you know well.
"I've noticed you have your arms crossed. What's going on?" or something among those lines. Simple ones you can get a sense of is posture, if someone is standing tall with the shoulders back, they usually are offering confidence.
The other thing I would advise, rather than relying on body language is that really start to trust your intuition, get feelings, sort of get a sense of what you're feeling inside, what's the energy in the conversation. And you often pick up much more valuable information from that probably than just looking at anyone or to body language signals that you're noticing while you're talking to somebody. The other thing you can do to help you when you're communicating and to feel what's going on in interaction is really make eye contact and be relaxed yourself.
The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed the other person, and the more likely if they're relaxed, they ought to be honest with you and have positive interaction. So, don't worry quite so much about trying to read the signals. Focus more on the person that's sitting opposite you, and really engaging them into what you're really talking about.
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