Knowing what people are really thinking and feeling can be tricky business. But if you look out for a few simple body language cues, you’ll be more than halfway there.
If you sometimes get confused about whether your boyfriend really stayed home last night or whether your boss is mad at you for something, learning to listen to more than just words can help. Here are some tips:
1. In a Flash
People can try to conceal their emotions but no matter how cool they try to play it, their faces will give them away. Make it a habit to look at people and then you’ll spot their micro expressions. That is a flash of real emotion; a scowl when their lips are smiling or a grin when they are supposed to be angry. The truth lies in these micro expressions
2. Happy Feet?
If their face isn’t giving away much, look at people’s feet to know what the deal is. If someone’s feet are facing the door or angled away from you, they have disengaged. If someone is fully into the conversation they are having with you, their whole body, including their feet, will face you.
3. Lip Service
If your man is licking his lips while trying to explain why his phone was off last night, he could be lying. Lying puts stress on the body which results in a dry mouth. So before you think he’s licking his lips coz of how hot you look, check the story first.
4. Short And Not So Sweet
Short answers aren’t always a good sign. If that’s what you’re getting from your boss, he/she might not be happy with you and may need some space to calm down.