Although we are beings who ask and seek explanations through the word, this is not always a prerequisite to obtaining the information we want or need. By paying attention to what other people’s gestures, movements, and body language say in general, we can supplement the spoken information, refute it or even obtain more data than is provided.
Human beings are a whole world unto themselves and therefore have a wide range of ways of communicating and expressing themselves. That is why we provide you with information about a type of language that can go unnoticed and that, although it is not an exact science, can help you better understand the people with whom you interact.
Spoken language is not the only way to communicate; there is also body or non-verbal language. When we mention it, we refer to those conscious or unconscious gestures or movements that we make that are very powerful and capable of transmitting an idea or a message.
Reading And Understanding The Signals
When, during an interaction, one of the people tends to copy, reproduce, or imitate the gestures, the tone of voice, or even the attitude of the other, we are talking about a sign or signal of liking, interest, or attraction.
In most cases, the person who reproduces them is not aware that they are doing it, it seems to be something totally subconscious.
Scratching Your Head
While head-scratching is a very common gesture and can be related to a simple itch, it can also be a sign of several things. If someone does this repeatedly, it could be a sign of lack of understanding, confusion, stress, or frustration.
Blinking More Often
We all blink because it is a physiological need. However, there are times when we tend to do this more and more often. They claim that a person can do this out of stress, nervousness, worry, or because what they are telling us is a lie.
Puckering the lips
This gesture or movement with the mouth, more specifically with the lips, may be common, but its reasons and explanations are diverse. Perhaps the best-known meaning of this expression is disapproval or disgust, but it can also be related to nervousness, stress, or the intention to suppressor in some way cover up other feelings.
Hands On The Waist
Seeing someone with their hands on their hips is not uncommon or rare, but rather a common gesture that we are probably not surprised to be a bystander.
To appreciate this posture we must take into account the rest of the gestures that accompany it since it can be a sign of defiance, anger, or irritation. It can also be a sign of pride and self-confidence.
Interlocking Hands In Front Of Themselves
The hands can be brought together in front of the face, on a table, on the lap, or in front of the body while standing. In any case, this gesture is usually evidence of a negative attitude and an attempt to suppress and hide it.
The person doing this may be anxious or frustrated, so they try to hide their discomfort and try to keep their distance, and hide their feelings.
What are the gestures that you pay special attention to in another person? What are the actions or movements that make you trust or distrust someone?