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Understanding body language

 

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Reading body language | The misreading trap | The control trapSo what?

 

Body language is the non-verbal movements we make as a part of how we communicate, from waving hands to involuntary twitching of facial muscles.

So what?

Watch other people and learn to read their body language, but beware of falling into the traps of reading individual gestures stand-alone. Thus, for example, you can tell little from looking at a photograph (you can guess, but you will need more data to be sure).

Also be very wary about trying to control your own body language too much. It is better to work from the inside.

See also

Non-Verbal Behavior, Liars, Using Body Language

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