We do it while listening to a speaker or while waiting for a presentation to begin.We are, of course, trying to keep anyone away; we are just contributing to our own comfort. Ask someone in an audience with their arms crossed if they are comfortable and invariably they say yes, because they truly are. When we're stressed, we receive comfort by crossing our arms across the torso so we can then reach across and massage our arms with our opposite hands.Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar.
But she warns against reading too much into it: "Some people just always have unpleasant expressions on their faces." Lip biting It could mean: She's flirting. What the experts say: Suspects sometimes do this when they're trying to remember an event or concoct a story, says private investigator Steven Tavlin. To put the person at ease, avoid direct staring and lower your voice. "The idea is to take the pressure off," says Givens. Rolling eyes It could mean: She's trying to be funny.
You begin to wonder if they are telling the truth, because their words say one thing, and their body indicates something else. Learning to read the body language of others helps with communication but so does the way in which each of us controls our own body language.
Presenting positive body language makes you more approachable to others and people will more than likely open up to you because of it.
More than 55% of messages are conveyed through nonverbal cues like gestures and posture, and studies have shown body language is a more accurate gauge of someone’s true attitudes and intentions than their tone of voice or words.
Studies have shown that people are 80% more likely to retain information that was communicated to them both orally and visually.