Body language is considered to be a form of non-verbal communication where individuals can express themselves by showing their emotions through their facial expressions, body movements, and the tone of their voice. When you are meeting with someone in a public setting it is important that individuals present themselves in a manner that will make people comfortable enough to want to come to you and start up a conversation. It is totally understandable to not always be in the mood to entertain others because you might be dealing with an issue in your life that might leave a bad taste in your mouth and leave you thinking that everyone you encounter is dishonest.
I considered myself to be laid-back, but at the same time I enjoy getting to know people and not afraid to start a conversation with people I might not know that well. When I initially meet someone, I always give people the benefit of the doubt before I make the decision on whether or not I can see myself being around this person from time to time. It is so funny how people will put in the effort to be cordial and remain professional when they are on an interview or working, but when they get around their family members they are constantly complaining.
There are some people who have this personality as if they act like Dr. Jekyll and when they are in other settings they revert to being Mr. Hyde. There are people who just feel a connection to the moment you meet them and with others you can just sense that you will not mesh well with them because their body language is coming off to you as if they do not want to be bothered. I have been told on many occasions that I am timid and unapproachable. When people try to analyze what type of personality you have based off how your body language is presented to them it can come off as being judgmental.
Sometimes we can see what we want to see about individuals without having full knowledge on what their personality truly is like. I do not how many times I have been told from people I have went to school or worked with that I look as though I am stuck-up and conceited. There are many times that I will just sit back and let others talk and when I don’t say anything I can be viewed as if I think I better than someone else. You cannot be a people-pleaser because you will be stressed trying to figure out a way to make accommodations to other people’s feelings.
What person on this earth does not experience having mood-swings? There will be times in your life where you just want to be left alone and other times you might feel as if you are on top of the world. Body language allows you the opportunity to find a way to approach someone in the best way. If a person is rolling their eyes and fidgeting in their seat it might not be the right time to approach them. If a person is smiling and laughing, this person will definitely has created a comfort zone where it is safe for others to approach them.
A person’s body language will tell you everything you need to know about them. Psychologists have determined that there are six universal facial expressions that are connected with an individual’s emotions. The six universal facial expressions are happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, disgust, and anger. For example, if a person is afraid of something their eyebrows will be raised and mouth slightly opened. If a person is angry their lips will be pressed firmly together, wrinkles found on their forehead, and eyes bulging. Also, another form of body language that people tend to ignore at times is seeing an individual’s eyes dilated. Your eyes can become dilated when you are overthinking , have brain damage, in love with someone, or sexually attracted to someone.
Our physical appearance is the main factor that individuals will judge you off of before making a decision to speak to you. When you are looking at other people you start from their top of their head to the bottom of their feet. There could be an individual who was having a stressful day at work and did not put any effort into fixing themselves up to look presentable to others. The person’s hair is disheveled and their clothes are wrinkle. This same person (who is a guy by the way named James) plans to go out on a date with a woman he met at a local coffee shop earlier that week.
When James arrives to his date 15 minutes late, the woman he is interested in getting to know better sees that he looks as though he has not been having a good day because of how his body language is coming off to her. Sometimes we might not purposely try to leave a negative impression on others, but we can get so caught up in the chaos occurring in our own life that we forget about the way we are physically displaying ourselves to others.
Body language can be shown through a variety of ways by smiling, laughing, frowning, clinching our jaws, breathing slow or fast, shouting, whispering, and etc. Our body language displays our emotions that gives others the chance to see how we react when we are placed in good or bad situations. Your personality might not always be shown through your body language and so it is very important to always highlight your strengths and not be so quick to show your weaknesses to people you don’t know on a personal level.