The use of body language

@alokn99 (5717)
India
July 9, 2008 12:21am CST
Do you pay attention to the body language while talking to people whether it be friends , colleagues or for that matter people you have met for the first time ? The way they sit or stand, eye contact, the way the arms are crossed, how still they are,,..... Many of us may or may not be aware of it, but we receive non verbal communication in the form of signals which may communicate the way a person is feeling.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Oct 08
I do watch the body language very carefully.I just like to know how much the opponent is enjoying my presence.The moment I get the signal of boredom I fly away. Correction: A second before I get the signal.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
21 Oct 08
Bala, A second response. ! What body language signals you interpretting here.. It's most welcome though, so don't fly away.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
22 Oct 08
God I forgot that I have responded and got the BR too.First time I am doing this.Well there is a first time for everything.I don't know how to feel in this situation.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
22 Oct 08
A smile on the face of the great Bala says everything.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
9 Jul 08
Alok I am a good observant. At least that's what I would like to believe. lol.. Being an introvert I love to watch people in a mall or any public place. It's fun actually! And when I am talking to a person , I can sense something is wrong by his/her gestures or even I can tell by his/her glance or stare that the person is not at ease or kinda down. I can tell that he/she is at comfort level or not. But that's it. I can never judge what he is thinking or how good or bad he is. In fact I have been fooled many times. My mom keeps telling me that I am a silly girl, even the normal instincts I cannot sense!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
9 Jul 08
We all start to learn from observing, then make our own inferences. We go wrong sometimes, but that is how we learn. Keep doing it as you enjoy it and you will over a period of time see your abilities improving.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
9 Jul 08
I will do that Alok.
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
9 Jul 08
Very Good point made dear! I observe the fellow on the other side very keenly, while communicating with him/her. I pay special attention to his/her body language and other gestures. His body movements tell me whether he is listening to me with intent or otherwise. His body movements reveal a lot about his inner thinking and what is going on in his mind. Also, when I see two persons talking to each other, I love to observe their body language and gestures. I have noticed that some of the persons, always make gestures, while talking to fellow on the other side. They are so habitual of making gestures that if they are explaining any route or way to some fellow on a telephone, they also make gestures. If I notice it, I tell them, please do not make gestures on telephone, the person on the other side is not in a position to view your gestures.........LOL!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
9 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing it. Observation itself can be very interesting and humorous at times.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
9 Jul 08
I completely agree with you.
@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Jul 08
Yes I do.And I think that I am fairly good at it too.I can easily find out whether the person I am talking to is honest ,sincere or a fraud.I will understand whether he likes the conversation or got bored up.I can even find out whether that person likes me or not.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
9 Jul 08
Thanks , Appreciate it.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
14 Oct 08
Thanks for the BR Alok.
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
22 Oct 08
When I talk to people, its always with an open mind. I dont even bother to watch for body l anguage, for if I started watching that, Id probably forget what I wanted to say, or not be as coherent as I would like to be. I take people at face value more often, and still enjoy it.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
22 Oct 08
Face value by what they say, but i'm sure you would be unconciously watching the facial expressions as well. Thanks
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Oct 08
I rely on the reading of body language BIG time actually. If anything it is the most important thing that I pay attention to. Especially seeing as I am dealing with people a lot of the time where we do not share fluency in each other's language so I need to source other validators sometimes and this is one of the most accurate "tells" there is! The words may state one thing but the body will always tell the true things!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
22 Oct 08
I'm sure your experiences and travels would have made you very experienced in this field James. Thanks for the response.
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