You can tell how someone is feeling just by watching his or her body language. For example, if you’re with a friend and you notice that he’s rubbing his temples and looking down at the floor, it might be because he’s frustrated over something. Or maybe a coworker made an off-hand comment about your boss making you work late again last night, which makes you feel threatened.
When people are nervous, they often touch their faces and hair.
When people are nervous, they often touch their faces and hair. Touching of the face or hair can be a sign of nervousness or it can be a way of trying to calm down. It may also indicate uncertainty, deception or other emotions that you cannot see on their face.
- If someone touches his/her own cheek then it could mean that he/she is feeling embarrassed about something that happened recently (like spilling coffee).
- If someone touches his/her forehead then it means he/she is thinking hard about something difficult (like making a decision).
A person’s hand movements can reveal what he or she is thinking.
Hand movements can reveal what a person is thinking, feeling, doing and planning to do. The hands are the most expressive part of our body. A person’s hand movements will reveal their current mood or feelings as well as their intentions when you observe their hands.
- For example, if someone is angry but does not show it in their voice tone or facial expressions then watch out for their clenched fists which can indicate that they are feeling agitated and tense around you (the observer).
- Similarly if someone has been asked a question about something very personal such as how old they are then this should be reflected in how much time passes before they reply by looking directly at you while answering questions such as ‘what date is today?’
If someone touches his or her mouth with his or her index finger, he or she is probably lying or hiding a guilty secret.
The gesture is called “the mouth cover,” and it’s a sign of discomfort. This can also be due to some kind of nervous tic (like twitching an ear). It’s not necessarily bad for someone to do, but it can be a sign of deception.
If you’re reading body language correctly, then when you see someone covering their mouth in this way, think about the question “Why would they do that?”
If someone touches or scratches his or her nose when talking to you, it means that he or she is lying to you.
This happens because touching the nose means that an individual is lowering their defenses and becoming more open with their feelings. Touching the nasal area also indicates dishonesty since it’s one of the most sensitive parts of our face for detecting lies and deception.
Nose touching is also a sign of attraction when done by someone who isn’t interested in you romantically (although some people find it attractive). It can mean that they’re showing interest in something else besides themselves—like food! If this doesn’t seem like an accurate explanation for why someone would do this during conversation with strangers then try thinking about what kind of mood this person would be in when they were engaged in conversation at first sight…
If someone raises his eyebrows while listening to you talk, it means he is interested in what you have to say.
Raising the eyebrows can indicate surprise, confusion, disbelief and skepticism. These are all very different emotions that occur when someone has something new or different to listen to. If they raise their eyebrows while listening to the same thing over and over again—that’s a sign of boredom or disinterest in what we’re saying!
If someone crosses arms over chest, it indicates feelings of defensiveness.
This is a defensive posture that people use to protect the heart and keep others out. It’s also a way of showing that you are not interested in what they are saying or doing because they’re trying to get closer to you by getting close enough for your body language (arms crossed).
If someone rubs his or her temples, it means that something is frustrating him or her.
They may be trying to relieve stress and relax, but this gesture can also be a sign of impatience or frustration.
If you see someone doing this, ask them why they are rubbing their head in such a way?
When someone twists something like a pencil, pen cap, or bracelet around his fingers while making eye contact with you, it indicates that he wants to be closer to you and feels comfortable with you already.
If the person is talking about something important to him and he’s twisting his hands like this then this means that he has high hopes for what could happen if things go well between them.
If someone does this while talking with an attractive woman who also has long nails on her fingers then there is a very good chance that they are attracted to each other! This gesture speaks volumes when it comes to how much interest there might be in getting closer together physically (as opposed) as just being friends.”
Reading body language helps you understand how people feel about situations in order to better communicate with them
Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which means that it can be used to interpret how someone feels about situations. Reading body language helps you understand how people feel about situations in order to better communicate with them.
For example, if you want to ask your friend if he/she would like some tea or coffee but don’t want them to think you’re being too pushy and needy for their attention, then reading body language could help:
- If he/she looks away from the direction of your question (away from eye contact), this could mean that he/she doesn’t want anything at all right now–and maybe even ever again! So maybe try saying something else instead?
Body language is an important part of human communication, but it can be difficult to interpret. To keep things simple, we’ve outlined some of the most common signs in this article and explained what they mean. As you can see, while reading body language may not always be easy, it’s definitely worth investing some time learning how people express themselves through gestures and postures. As long as you’re able to keep an open mind when interpreting someone else’s body language (and remember that everyone has a unique signature), then hopefully these tips will give you a leg up on decoding others’ intentions!