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.
There are three main emotions that make your eyebrows go up: surprise, worry, and fear.
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.
If you’re meeting someone for the first time, and all they do is talk about their wonderful better half or praise their work colleagues, chances are, they’re a pretty decent person themselves.
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.
People that are warm and open to meeting you, will have their body facing you and they will look you in the eye.
Nodding is usually a sign that someone agrees with you. But, exaggerated nodding may signal anxiety, about approval.
When someone is trying to make a decision, they tend to rub their chin. They might be looking up, down, or to the side. It’s a sure sign that they are deep in thought.
How someone carries themselves can give you some indications about their self confidence.
When a person is rubbing their hands together, generally it means that they have a positive feeling about something.
Soft and flabby - and they are likely to be submissive or a pushover. Too hard and crushing - and they are possibly domineering types.
If a person leans in toward you, it’s a clear indication that they are interested in what you have to say.
Studies show that happy moms tend to hold their babies in their left arm.
Crossed arms and legs are physical barriers that suggest the other person is not open to what you’re saying.
Amiable types will wear practical shoes. Calm people have an affinity for uncomfortable shoes.
If the person has their hair in place, their clothing pressed, and they show attention to style, they may be very detail oriented.
When someone mimics your body language, it means they feel so good about you, that they want to harmonize with you.