Effective communication does
not just mean knowing the right words to say. Emotions and body
language also play a very important role in getting your message
In fact, body language says a
lot about what you're feeling and thinking as of the moment.
People who are transparent could get themselves in trouble,
as there are some obvious ways to know how
to detect a lie.
Most Hollywood celebrities and
salespeople have already perfected the technique of keeping
a poker face and staying still in the midst of a major hurdle
(as with the case of gossip-ridden movie stars) or if they are
being told something quite contrary to their point (as with
people in the sales industry).
However, most of us do not have
this skill of controlling our reactions to events and things
said. Thus, knowing how to read people's emotions based on their
body language and gestures is important for effective communications.
Not only will this knowledge be able to help you rise above
the pack, but also keep your nose clean.
How do you know if somebody is
anxious, angry, happy, surprised, or sad by judging only their
body movements? Here are some ways you can read emotions by
observing body language...
If a person is happy, he...
- smiles a lot. We might even
find him doing a little skip as he walks.
- has relaxed facial muscles and fluid movements.
- hums or sings to himself.
If a person is anxious, he...
- has a pale face and dry lips.
- starts perspiring profusely.
- fidgets a lot and has shifty eyes.
- keeps shaking his leg or tapping his foot.
- makes sudden movements after a while of being still.
If a person is angry, he...
- pounds his fist on the table
and uses a loud voice to speak.
- clenches his fist and leans forward when talking to you.
- bares his teeth and appears to be snarling as he talks.
- has tense muscles.
If a person is surprised, he...
- suddenly opens his mouth (hence,
the expression 'my jaw dropped').
- suddenly takes a step back.
- widens his eyes or clamps his hand over his mouth.
If a person is sad, he...
- has trembling lips.
- is not able to look you straight in the eye and sometimes
even has tears forming.
- slumps his body.
- uses a rather flat or weak tone of voice.
These are only a few of the indicators
of the key emotions any human being feels. Some might even overlap.
For instance, a person with shifty
eyes may be either lying or just nervous; so, in order for you
to effectively interpret what he is feeling, you have to take
the context of the conversation in point.
When you think about it, part
of body language reading is skill and part is sensitivity. There
really is no clear-cut rule as to what kind of body language
pertains to what emotion, but there are general signals that
can be found in most people.
In short, reading body language
does not take knowledge of rocket science. Because body language
is part of daily living, anybody who does not exhibit any kind
of body language is considered wooden, as with a mannequin that
has just one expression and pose all throughout.
Because we are humans, we succumb
to our emotions sometimes. And it is through body language that
we convey messages that we don't have the courage to say out
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