Having the ability to read people’s mind or their intentions is veritable a magical wand in your hand in which you can manipulate any situation or a person to your advantage. Some people are naturally gifted with highly perceptive brains and strong gut feelings which help them to chart their future plan of action smoothly but for those who are not the gifted ones you can easily gain the skills by learning the “body language” of people. Non-verbal communication imparts almost 55% of information through mimics, hand gestures and other body gesticulations. If you are sharp enough to read those signals you can easily grasp the intentions and thoughts of the other person without anyone getting any wiser.
When people close the eyes
If a person has this habit of communicating with their eyes closed through most of the conversation, you can be sure they are hiding from the outer world. It does not necessarily mean that they are intimidated by you, in fact, they are really annoyed of you and want to end the discussion and trying to get rid of you assuming by closing their eyes, you may take the hint and disappear.
Covering the mouth with a hand
This is a plain attempt to hide real thoughts coming out of the mouth and therefore people resort to covering their mouth by palms or fingers or even fake a cough which means they do not want to continue the particular discussion any further, so drop the topic instantly. This is rooted in childhood when as children we would cover our mouths when not wanting to say something.
Biting the arms of their spectacles
When you see a person biting the arms of their spectacles it means they are in a dilemma of trying to make tough decisions. They need help from friends at this vulnerable juncture. Anything like chewing gum, pencil butt, pen ends or a cigarette gives them the fall sense of security during their dilemmas and that’s where you as a friend must step in. Biting on something takes a human back to his childhood where he experienced the utmost security while feeding at his mother’s breast.
Presentation of the face
This gesture is usually meant to attract the opposite sex and demand their attention directly. When you have a pretty lady put her face up on her hands , chins out with her whole face on a display for your advantage, it’s the right time to pay a compliment and take notice otherwise you might be in a bit of a quandary. That’s the best hint that she too is interested.
Rubbing one’s chin
Rubbing one’s chin and being lost in thought means the person is deep in contemplation and making decisions in his mind. They might be completely oblivious to their immediate surroundings as their minds are busy solving deep problems of their own. So the best maneuver is to leave them be till they are back on the same planet as us.
This is a position of self-preservation and self-defense, not from any physical attack but from the volley of new ideas hurled at them. Many people resort to such a position as they feel confident. Also, this gesture signifies irritation and the vibes clearly sent are the discussion is not interesting or stimulating and it should end as soon as possible.
Fixing one’s appearance
Again this position is basically to attract attention from the opposite sex and used mostly by women to entice men. She would straighten her back to accentuate her curves and crossed legs to show her shapely legs. These gestures show great attraction and interest towards the opposite gender and should not be ignored.
When a person is physically attracted to someone, on impulse, their upper body would lean in front towards the person of interest; it’s an intuitive move and usually cannot be controlled unless you are highly aware of yourself.
This is the bang opposite of the position discussed earlier. Here the person has no inclination towards the other person and leans back on a chair which shows disdain towards the conversations and perhaps their discomfort in the presence of others, so it’s wise to wrap up the meeting fast.
Swinging from heels to toes
Yes, even grown-ups do it which is a display of anxiety or nerves about an impending appointment or meeting or even a date! This is a problem that stems from our childhood when out of anxiety or nervousness we would resort to such actions.
Rubbing hands before starting a conversation or even a dinner means the person is excited and happy about the event. It shows optimism and a hope that their future endeavors would bring them benefits. Rubbing hands is always a sign of positive pleasure.
If while shaking hands a person warmly engulfs your whole palms as well as reaches out to your wrist with the other hand, it means he is a warm friendly guy and can be trusted. This is also a sign of friendship and signifies a measure of trust.
Handshake when a palm faces the ceiling
If a person places his palm on top of your hand instantly while shaking hands, it shows his caring and sympathetic nature. But if this gesture is slow and occurs after a few seconds, it reflects he is in charge of the matters here and he is the boss.
Handshaking with a palm facing the floor
If the handshake in which the person holds your palm from below means he is ready to help you in any way he can. This is also a subconscious sign that the person is willing to cooperate with you in a manner of being a subordinate even though he may not be one.
A Handshake with a touch
Handshake with a touch on your arms or elbow means that the other person has limited communication skills and the closer his touch goes towards your torso means he badly needs company. But be careful of it. This could also means an invasion of private territory if the interaction is between people of 2 different genders.