What do some common poses mean in body language?

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What do some common poses mean in body language?
What do some common poses mean in body language?

Even if you don't realize it, other people are constantly picking up on your gestures, your whole body language in general. Through it, you unconsciously declare your character, your personality, show whether you are a dominant or passive person.

Find out what some of the most frequently expressed body gestures mean and how they are perceived by others.

Eye contact

If you want your body language to convey that you're listening and taking in what you're hearing, eye contact suggests just that. But if you stare too aggressively at the person across from you, it can be perceived as a threat. Repetition scares some people and makes them feel uncomfortable.

Crossed arms

Do you cross your arms when talking to someone? The other person may perceive this as distancing, reluctance to be intimate, insecurity, anxiety, defensiveness, or awkwardness.

Sitting with legs apart

In body language, this posture usually indicates occupied territory and a desire for dominance. People who sit this way are often strong personalities, hold high positions or like to be in control, not always in the bad sense of the word, of course.

Crossed Legs

If you cross your legs, especially ankle over knee, this is an expression of confidence and dominance. You are an alpha who likes to be in control, to control situations and people. When you are in this position, you feel at ease and the people across the street understand it.

Hands on waist

This pose also exudes confidence and self-esteem. Sometimes it is reported as aggressiveness and hostility. You can be seen as aggressive if you stand in this pose, especially in combination with a sharp look and a edifying tone.

You reach out first for a handshake

When you reach out first to shake someone's hand, it is an expression of trust and at the same time openness, but also control. Others perceive you as a confident person who is ready to communicate.

Smile Often

Smiling and laughing frequently during conversations, presentations or any interaction with people creates a positive reception from people. A laughing person and a smiling person in general are well received by society.

Touching the nose

When you talk to someone and often touch your nose, the person across from you will perceive you as a liar. Touching the nose, in general, gestures that suggest nervousness, often lead to the thought of lying. So if you're telling the truth but getting a negative reaction, it might be because of your bad habit.

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