15 Ways To Read Someone Body Language

When we are meeting someone for the first time, we are bombarded with information. It can be hard to work out what kind of person they are. We get over 55% of information through nonverbal communication 38% from the tone of voice, and only 7% from what we actually say like facial expressions, gestures and other body movements.

Today, we are going to learn about 15 ways to read someone’s body language..... So Let's Start.....

1. Blushing or Flushing

Is getting pink cheeks we call it blushing or flushing it's when the blood flows into your skin and makes your cheek look pink some people blush more than others or more obviously than others again as i said this is a physiological process so depending on the structure of your face skin and you know the proximity of your waist to your skin that will change for some people it's very evident they immediately get pink cheeks for other people it's not so evident but either way when a person is blushing it might mean that they are shy around you or that they are attracted to you sign.

2. Supporting Their Body Take a Look Around Any Room

Pay attention to people’s posture and the way they support their bodies. You’ll often find people slumped against a wall or a piece of furniture. But few people realize how much leaning tells you about someone’s emotional state. When you let your body slouch, your muscles relax. Your spine slumps forward. Your blood even circulates a little bit slower. In other words, you’re letting yourself relax for a reason. And that reason is usually one of two things. Either you’re really bored. Or you’re really interested.

How can you tell the difference? It’s all about direction. If they’re leaning forward on their elbow, supporting their head as you talk, it’s safe to say you’ve got their attention. But if they’re falling back into the wall, arms crossed over their chest, they’re probably just bored.

3. Rubbing Their Chin

This is what people do when they're trying to make decision they might be looking down, up to the side or anywhere they don't even know what they're looking at because they're deep in thought so if you see a friend doing this, ask them what's on their mind.

4. Eye Contact

They often say that the eyes are the window to the soul. The key to knowing which kind of eye contact someone is giving you, is to consider the context.
For example, if a person literally can’t take their eyes off you, it could mean there’s
a romantic interest. On the other hand, when you look someone in the eye, and they can’t bring themselves to look back at you, it’s a sign that they’re either nervous, or they’ve got something to hide. That said, if you’re talking with someone whose stare is making you squirm - especially if they’re very still and not blinking - something is definitely up, and they may be lying to you.

5. Swinging From Their Heels to Toes

That's right, not only kids do it, this show that a person feels anxious about something however if a person doesn't swing back and forward but bounces up and down on their toes it might be a sign that they're feeling confident if they look happy in a smiling this guess' a safe bet.

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6. Genuine Smiles

When it comes to smiling, the mouth can lie, but the eyes can’t. Genuine smiles reach the eyes, crinkling the skin to create crow’s feet around them. People often smile to hide what they’re really thinking and feeling, so the next time you want to know if somebody’s smile is genuine, look for crinkles at the corners of their eyes. If they aren’t there, that smile is hiding something.

7. Paralanguage

Paralanguage is nonverbal communication such as your tone, pitch or manner of speaking. Basically, it’s a fancy way of saying that you need to pay attention to how someone says something. 
For example, if someone is answering you in monotone, they’re most likely unattached to your concept and not interested. The use of sarcasm is another good example. When someone uses sarcasm, what the person means is actually the opposite of what the words say. 
So, pay attention to the emphasis they put on words and how they say it. It gives you a big clue us to what their true intentions are.

8. Touching Their Face When You’re Feeling Stressed or Anxious

It turns red. It gets itchy. And, sometimes, it even starts to hurt. Obviously, that’s not something you want. For most people, that means touching their face. A lot. They’ll reach up to itch their nose. Brush their forehead. Every one of these gestures means one thing… they’re feeling nervous. And they definitely don’t want you to know. If you spot these body language cues, the best thing you can do is pretend not to notice. Chances are, that person is already feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. So try to lighten the mood. Make them feel more comfortable. If they suddenly stop touching their face, it means you did your job.

9. Copying Body Language

If you’ve never tried to read people before, this is something you probably haven’t noticed. But, pay close attention to it in the future, because when someone mimics your body language, it means they feel so good about you, that they want to harmonize with you. It’s a sign that the conversation is going well and that the other party is receptive to your message. 

This is done unconsciously – as no one walks around with the intention of outright copying someone. But when we’re comfortable with people, we have a tendency to do what they do. Some of us are pretty good at reading the signs that people give off. While others are so bad, that they need the other person to come out and straight-up tell them what’s on their mind.

10. Open Body Language

Is having an open body language and what
i mean by that is that there are their bodies are not obstructed from you so they are not crossing their hands or their legs.

let's say you go on a date for the first time you're meeting someone and at first they're not feeling very secure around you so they might be seated with their arms crossed or their feet crossed and over time you might notice how they are opening up their body in order to have no barriers between you and them that means that they are getting attracted to you.

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11. Look at Their Eyebrows

If you want to see how comfortable a person is, take a look at their eyebrows! There are three main emotions that make your eyebrows go up: surprise, worry, and fear. Try raising your eyebrows when you’re having a relaxed casual conversation with a friend. It’s hard to do, isn’t it? If someone talking to you raises their eyebrows, and the topic isn’t one that would logically cause surprise, worry, or fear, it’s a sign that they’re feeling pretty uncomfortable.

12. Leaning In, Or Away

If a person leans in toward you, it’s a clear indication that they are interested in what you have to say. What you might not know, is that it’s also a sign of respect. When people come closer and lean in toward you during a conversation, it shows that they want to confide in you. It makes you feel trustworthy and valued. If someone leans back however, they show that they are tired of the conversation, or perhaps they feel uncomfortable for some reason.

13. Side Glance

People that are warm and open to meeting you, will have their body facing you and they will look you in the eye. On the flip side, if you’ve just met someone and they immediately glance away to the side, this is a subconscious body language sign that means they are looking for an escape.

14. Handshake

You can tell a lot by a person’s handshake.
Soft and flabby - and they are likely to be submissive or a pushover. Too hard and crushing - and they are possibly domineering types. The length of time is also important. Too long and it’s weird, but too short could indicate some form of conflict. It’s possible that the person does not want to make a deep connection with you. But, it could also mean that they don’t have much time.

15. Rubbing Hands

It is believed that the hands broadcast what the head is thinking. When a person is rubbing their hands together, generally it means that they have a positive feeling about something. People usually do this when they are hopeful about something good coming up in the future, and they’re excited about it.

Reading people isn’t easy, but if you can do it, it’s a fantastic skill to have. Of course, everyone is different, so interpreting their words and actions may or may not always be accurate. But hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be well on your way to becoming better at reading people.

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