Body language of fear: When it comes to reading body language or nonverbal communication of the “tells” or “leaks” that people have and can’t really control are micro expressions.
While reading the micro expressions of fear there are a few items to look at while reading facial expressions:
- · The eyebrows
- · The eyes and eye lids
- · The mouth
Micro expressions of fear and the eyebrows
The eyebrows with the micro expression of fear with start with the eyebrows. They eyebrows will move upwards but also smash towards the center of the nose as one single movement. In most instances the eyebrows will move up as high as possible.
Micro expressions of fear and the eyes
With the emotion of fear the micro expressions for this non verbal action will have two things that happen.
- 1. The top of the eyelids will move up high
- 2. The bottom eyelid will flatten out
For all micro expression this is the only one that has these two actions when it comes to the eyes.
Micro expressions of fear and the mouth
When the emotion of fear is expressed the facial feature of the mouth will cause the corners of the lips to pull back towards the ears. This facial feature will almost make the lips flat.
Body language of fear
When a man or a woman shows the nonverbal emotion of fear the hands may raise in front of their face or trunk to protect the body. There are times where the hands and arms may get pulled to the body. Different people may have completely different reactions.
You may see a man or a woman cry after they are scared or they may even get angry depending upon the situation. There is no absolute formula when it comes to reading body language for every man or woman on the planet. In most instances base lining the previous actions would help to determine what is or has been going on.
There are some times where reading the body or the nonverbal communication must be done instantly. In those cases it would be a good idea to have enough knowledge to act correctly.
Learn how to read micro expressions and body language
Learning how to process and read non verbal communication may be easier and more fun than you would think. The first place to learn is with friends or family that you know. Your greatest tool for learning how to read body language is a video camera or a mirror. Put yourself in a situation where you can make the required signs, signal or facial expression and either watch what you do in a mirror but the best bet is to record your own reaction so that you can slow down the video and watch in slow motion. With a video camera you have the ability to rewind and watch over again so it is one of the best options to learn how to read body language.
How to learn to read nonverbal communication or body language
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Scott Sylvan Bell
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