Body language of frustration: Whether you are out in public, at the office or even at the home there are times where frustration happens. Frustration can be because of you, another person or no one in general.
What if there were a way for you to see the signs and signals of frustration to possibly defuse the situation before it escalates to more than what it already is. As you watch the man or the woman there are some very specific actions that happens as the frustrations sets in that you can identify and observe.
There may just be a few signs of frustration or you may find that there are many combined together. There are a few items to look at when determining a man or a woman is showing the nonverbal signs of frustration:
- · The facial expressions of the man or the woman
- · The hands and arms of the man or the woman
- · The posture of the man or the woman
- · The breathing pattern of the man or the woman
- · The proximity of the man or woman
Body language of frustration and the face
As a man or woman becomes frustrated you may first see the effects in their face. There may be the micro expressions of disgust or contempt in their face. The frustration in the face may go as far as biting the lip.
In some instances the man or the woman may just shake their head “no” and look at the person or even look away from the person that is the “cause” of the emotion and all wht while they may have the micro expressions going for everyone to see.
It may just be a sour look on the offenders face that will tip you off to their emotion.
If the person becomes angry while frustrated you may see their eyes pin and they may even become locked on the one who has caused the issue.
Body language of frustration and movements of the hands and arms
As a man or woman becomes frustrated you may see their hands and arms making sharp and fast movements. They may make a fist with their hands or the fist may be used as control to hold back from doing something they might regret. The man or the woman may push away their frustrations or throw their hands up in the air
You may see their arms leave past the area of social value meaning you can see their arms outstretched and animated more than normal.
The movements that you may see with the arms and hands may seem frantic especially the more angry that the man or the woman becomes. In some instances the frustrated person may not even move their arms and they just may be folded. Even with their arms folded you may see their hands shaking.
Body language of frustration and the posture of the man or woman
When you see the posture and the movements of the body of a frustrated man or woman the emotion may cause them to stand straight up. There are times where they may turn their body away from the offender who got them frustrated. The chest may be puffed up also as their anger increases.
Body language of frustration and the breathing patterns
As the man or the works their way through their emotions you may see them take deep breathes. The breathing pattern may also become shorter. Now there are times where you can’t see the rib cages of most people with clothes on but with anger you may see the excessive or deep breathing as the frustration builds
Body language of frustration and proximity
There are a few variations of proximity when men or women become frustrated. As frustration sets in and goes through the stages the proximity may change.
- · Move towards the person who caused the frustration
- · Move away from the person who caused the frustration
There are times where frustrated people move towards the man or the woman who has put them in the emotional state or near the item that is causing them pain or anguish.
For some the proximity of the party or item that causes the frustration is enough to get them to move away from the root cause, they may even give up and walk away.
Body language of frustrated men or woman and how to deal with them
Knowing the signs and signals of a frustrated person may allow you to defuse the situation by watching your own body language so that you do not activate the law of reaction. You will also want to make sure that you keep away from pointing and also watch your proximity to the person who is either frustrated and make sure you stay out of their bell bubble. Giving the person room so that they are not crowded will help but if you feel that they are closing in on you will want to get away. It is also not a good idea to get them cornered or crowded because frustration can turn to anger.
I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions on the body language of frustration.
Now go implement!
Scott Sylvan Bell