What Body Language Says About How You Communicate

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Body language may not be something we can hear, but it’s certainly something we can see while speaking to others – if we happen to be paying close attention, that is.

How your body looks during the process of communicating can say a lot about your mood, your level of comfort (or discomfort) and even how confident you are in the skin you’re in.

So how do we know¬†what another person’s body language is telling us during times of conversation?

3 Ways Your Body Language Can Speak Louder Than Words

Some signs are more obvious than others, but many are so obvious that we often don’t have to take a closer look just to notice.

All of these, of course, will depend on the scenario the individual finds themselves in, e.g. work related socializing, meetings, etc typically make people subconsciously do these things as opposed to fun and relaxed social settings.

Arms

If a person you are speaking to has their arms crossed, yeah, there’s that slight chance that they are cold.

Many times however, this can be a sign of nervousness, anxiousness, fear, discomfort and even pure disinterest.

This typically happens in more serious situations or people they aren’t very familiar with.

In more relaxed settings, people are more comfortable, and therefore, don’t always move their arms in such nervous manners.

Hands

If a person is rubbing their hands together often, that’s yet another sign of nervousness, discomfort, fear, etc. People aren’t always aware that they are doing this, and usually, it’s their way of calming themselves down in uncomfortable situations.

When a person is more comfortable, they don’t tend to move their hands around at all, but rather keep them in their lap, etc.

Legs and Feet

One of the most obvious giveaways that a person is experiencing discomfort is that they will sit there and shake or move their legs or their feet around.

This helps some people think better and stay on track with what they’re trying to communicate, and also helps those that are fearful, nervous, anxious.

Again, it’s yet another way for a person to help calm themselves down.

Conclusion

There are obviously many more ways that our body language can make it obvious how we are really feeling underneath it all, but these are three of the biggest and most telling.

If you want to be a smoother communicator, try to be aware of these tells, and catch yourself when you are doing them so you can correct course.

 

How Do You Communicate With Yourself?

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The way in which you communicate with yourself has everything to do with the quality of your life.

Self-talk is real, and drastically affects the real world situations you find yourself in on a day-to-day basis.

How you speak to yourself stems from the thoughts and beliefs you hold, which then directly influences your actions and results.

If you speak to yourself negatively, you will typically have a bad overall experience. If you talk to yourself in a positive, uplifting way, you will enjoy a good life experience overall – no matter what your circumstances are.

A Personal Self-Communication Experience From the Author

I used to be an incredibly negative person. In fact, I was so negative and pessimistic that I wouldn’t have even wanted to be my own friend. And I wasn’t.

Because of this mindset, I treated myself horribly. Nothing I ever did was good enough, and the way I spoke to myself was just plain horrible.

I constantly put myself down, doubted anything I thought I wanted to do, and never felt as though I deserved anything good to happen.

To make a long story short, I had to do something – and I did.

It was literally the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life, but it also saved my life.

Without personal development, I may not be here communicating with you in this post today.

It took around a year to see real results, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. I was able to transform my negative mindset and self-talk into a much more positive experience, which in turn changed my thoughts, actions and results.

This is why I am so adamant that anyone reading this blog can do exactly the same for themselves.

Self-Talk Matters the Most

The happiest, most successful people in the world have a great relationship with themselves.

They believe in themselves, set goals and take action on them, and have an easier time doing all of this because of how well they communicate with themselves.

With negative self-talk, most of these traits aren’t possible to posses for long periods of time. Take it from me.

How you communicate with yourself will truly determine the quality of your life as a whole, so why not make the best of it?

If you aren’t there yet, don’t fret.

It will take a lot of work and desire to change, but it will be the best thing you have ever done for yourself.