language and eye contact are known as non-verbal communication forms which are
perceived by our subconscious mind. Non-verbal communication is also known as
paralanguage and also involves the interpretation of body posture, gestures,
eye movements and facial expressions. Reading body language for a more in-depth
look at person is something that we all do, sometimes intentionally but most of
the time it is subconscious.
In accordance with the research of John Borg, it
was revealed that 93% of human communication is mediated via body language
signs and certain paralinguistic cues while only 7% of the communication is
actually through words. During human interaction, communication takes place
both consciously and subconsciously through body language signal interpretation. Reading body language
means to understand the way a person behaves during a conversation.
Conscious communication involves the use of words while subconscious
communication is perceived by the human subconscious mind through the
interpretation of body language and eye contact. What people really think about
others is mainly a direct result of body language perception. For instance, eye
contact can indicate non-verbal communicational signs showing interest,
boredom, sexual desire or anger.
movements such as rapidly blinking of the eyes, can often indicate romantic
interest or intense excitement. Language signs: the eyes transmit many nonverbal
signals such as “doe” eyes or softening of eyes occurs
when the muscles around the eyes are relaxed leading to subsequent defocusing
and pupil dilation which is a language sign that can indicate a desire to have sex.
Carefully studyingeye movements can enable you to master the ability of lie
detection. Eyes are a reflection of the soul so whatever the soul is guilty of
is usually reflected by the eyes. Eye contact can be an indication of various
types of signs, maintaining eye contact for long may have a possible meaning of
a threat. On the contrary, repeated but brief eye contact indicates interest
and attraction as well as is a type of flirting body language.Lowering of eye
lids during a conversation indicates that someone is lying. Looking at
something can indicate a desire to have it. Eye movement and lying are directly
related and so is telling the truth. When a person is speaking the truth he
usually looks in your eyes. Thus, keeping these principles in mind makes
understanding language signs quite an easy task.
expressions, such a squinting, are related to threatening body language.
Studying greeting body language is a very simple task as well and all you need
to do is to look for signs of happiness or irritation. Informal greeting body
language usually consists of hugging and holding hands. However, observing
salute variables are also a good way to study greeting body language.
thinkers normally do not maintain a long eye contact during communication while
others use long eye contact during a conversation to indicate interest.
Blinking of the eyes also provide signals, while repeated blinking is a sign of
attraction or interest and slow blinking of the eyes indicate boredom. Short
glances also provide many signs such as a glance towards an individual indicate
interest while a glance towards the door indicates a desire to leave or a swift
side ways glance indicates irritation or anger. Winking usually signifies an
indication of interest and flirting body language. On the other hand, squinting
indicates that the individual is either evaluating a situation or is in a deep
thought. If somehow we isolate the environmental conditions, then dilated
pupils provide an excellent indication of interest while constricted pupils do the
opposite and usually signify threat or anger. Certain eye movements also
provide signals. Lookingto the upper-left corner of your eye indicates that the
person is visualizing a scene. Movement of the eyes upward and then to the
right signifies that the person is visualizing scenes from the past while on
the other hand movement of the eyes to the left indicates that the person is
probably remembering past auditory experiences. Mostly, when individuals
maintain a very limited eye contact are either lying or feeling insecure. Eye
contact is extremely important when conservation involves persuasion.
to analyze body language is probably the most intriguing, challenging and
interesting art to learn. It is simple and all you need to do is be observant
and pick up the small signals people give while communicating. Looking upward
when talking usually means that the person is thinking and if a person looks
upward during a presentation, it means that they are trying to recall points
from the text that they studied. On the contrary, looking down during a
conversation usually means that the person is signaling submission but
sometimes it also means that the person is guilty and is looking down in order
to avoid eye contact. Lateral movements of the eyes indicate that the person is
lying and is searching for an escape route. Looking down and then to the left
during a conservation usually means that the person is talking to himself. In
the subcontinent, it is considered rude to maintain eye contact with members of
the opposite sex during a conversation so mostly people talk by looking down.
signals such as frowning indicate annoyance, concentration or thoughtfulness.
Excessive hand gestures during a conversation indicate nervousness and anxiety.
Trust and happiness can easily be judged because when a person trusts you and
is happy with you then his shoulders, neck and rest of the body will be
relaxed. Excessive body touching may indicate flirting behavior as well as
sexual desire. Handshakes are also a good way to analyze people. If the
person’s hands are cold then it usually means that the person is not
trustworthy while a warm handshake is a sign that the person is trustworthy.
Firm handshake indicates confidence while a limp handshake indicates lack of
confidence, anxiety or nervousness.
Last edited on 04.09.2012