6 body signs that will help you understand people better

Our body and gestures speak louder than words! Discover what the most common body language signs mean.


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26 Comments
Julie Domaille
I would not trust someone who has their hands behind their back when talking. What are they hiding?
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Jun 8, 2020 7:49PM
Margret Thomas
it is not only in indigenous groups, many cultures use eye contact rules that are different from the 'rules' in North America. The most Fluent Liar I know makes excellent eye contact that is how you know not to trust them. There is a lot of truth in body language but it is much more nuanced than these suggestions which all have a suggestion that the action may have another explanation embedded in them .
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Oct 8, 2020 3:24PM
Kathy Bardsley
many aspects of body language are cultural so one should consider that before jumping to conclusions, some are gender oriented as well. for instance, in general, men nod to show agreement agreement, women nod to show they are listening but it shouldn't always be construed as agreement. Also sometimes folded arms over the chest can signal disagreement or anger, other times the person is just cold. So net net, pay attention to words and body language and look for when they are not in harmony with each other.
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Oct 18, 2020 5:25PM
Eileen Murphy
Leg position may have much to do with spinal issues...a stance that relieves pain
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Jan 29, 2021 7:44PM
ninakamwene
Thank you for sharing your observations. Most communication is non verbal especially with the eyes. They are the windows to the soul. Be observant.
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May 24, 2020 10:48PM
marciebannister
I worked with the crimally insane for the last 7 years of my nursing career. And it's amazing how little people take non verbal communication and pay attention to it. It speaks volumes!
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Jun 22, 2020 5:30PM
Chris Brown
King Charles always walks with his hands behind his back and I trust him 🙏
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Jul 21, 2024 6:49AM
John W Shreve
What if the arms, legs, and eyes are all crossed?
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Mar 22, 2023 10:59PM
catmom
I do not do well with cues bc I am near sighted & I have always missed a lot them unfortunately.
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Jul 13, 2022 8:34PM
Laura Mitchell
People on the Autistic Spectrum find direct eye contact distracting.
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Jul 9, 2022 11:08PM
Chris Garrett-Petts
a WET PIE READY TO PIE YOU WITH IT :)
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Dec 25, 2021 4:27PM
Louella Wilson
Margret Thomas, so true. My husband once worked with indigenous children. He often expressed annoyance with "white" teachers, who when talking with these children would demand eye contact. Looking down (not at) was the sign of respect. Those teachers may as swear at them, he would say.
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Dec 22, 2021 1:18AM
Larry Jones
Nancy Helms Embrey, could be defensive, could be the person just doesn't know what else to do with their hands.
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Dec 9, 2021 4:12PM
Denise Lang
Julie Domaille, normally a person with their hands behind their back is comfortable and open to conversation.
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Dec 2, 2021 9:58PM
lmoores
Hands behind the back and they have nothing to hide. I don't think so.
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Nov 23, 2021 8:52AM
Nancy Helms Embrey
What about standing with arms crossed?
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Nov 4, 2021 12:18AM
cmyork
They are not hiding anything body language is all about how one protects or shares their bodies. That includes the chest and stomach. Julie Domaille,
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Oct 31, 2021 1:07PM
Jay Tate
I’ve found that understanding the concept of Neuro Linguists Programming and applying NLP is a more effective measure of understanding and relating to another person.
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Aug 28, 2021 5:17PM
shafore
ARE these 6 signs only for white people? Because people from other parts of the world speak and communicate differently in my opinion. So how did you come up with these 6 signs? I did not see any black people in your studies. Help me please!!!
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Jul 25, 2021 10:39AM
Sarasu Ajayakumar
People may feel relaxed when they sit with their legs crossed. I used to be.
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Mar 30, 2021 12:12AM

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