Reading body language: Now there are many things that you can do when reading the body language of others. You can learn just as much if not more from a man or woman’s nonverbal communication as you can from their words.
When a woman or man is confident they have signs and signals that people not just interpret but they understand without knowing body language. It is just seen and automatically compiled in the brain.
As people lose their confidence there is also body language that is associated with their lack of certainty. This lack of certainty can also be picked up and picked apart.
When you are looking at or viewing a man or woman who has problems with their confidence or the body language of someone who is confident there are a few items that you can read into:
- · The posture of the man or the woman
- · The pace of the man or woman’s walk
- · The speed of the movements of the man or woman’s body
- · The position of the chin
- · The eye contact of the man or woman
- · The micro expressions or facial expressions
- · The breathing pattern or location of the man or woman
Reading the body language confidence that high or low
The posture is going to give you the first clue as to what is possibly going through someone’s mind and how confident they are or are not. A confident man or woman will typically sit or stand straight up with their shoulders rolled out. In a sense it may seem like they are trying to make their body appear larger or take up more space but in a little more subtle action. A non-confident person will shrink and the shoulders may roll inwards along with the lack of a strong posture. The man or woman’s head may be tilted down.
The posture is one of the easiest portions of the body when it comes to reading the signs and signals of body language, It is fairly simple to determine whether or not a person has proper posture.
In some instances standing with hands behind the back may be seen as a high sign of confidence when it comes to body language but be careful sometimes this action may cause people to think that you have something to hide. “See the law of reaction”
Confident men and women are not scared to make or hold good eye contact. In some instances an arrogant person may hold eye contact too long and it becomes uncomfortable.
When dealing with a man or woman who is lacking confidence they may have a tough time holding eye contact with others for more than a few seconds. A man or woman who is good with their nonverbal communication would know when to break their eye contact so that it would not be uncomfortable.
Reading the body language of confidence and walking
Men and woman who have high confidence have a glide to their movements, an elegance that can be picked up on. The confident man or woman strides when they walk and they do not take small steps normally and this may not be an accurate explanation if there is a medical condition of the confident man or woman.
When a man or woman lacks confidence they may walk slower than a person who has more confidence. The steps can be seen as smaller as the strides get smaller. It may also seem like the person with less confidence is wandering as if they don’t know where they are going. A confident person may not know where they are going but you may not be able to tell from how they are walking it may seem like they are on their way to a destination.
A confident man or woman will walk with their chin up in the body language of arrogance the man or woman may hold their chin up higher and may display contempt as a facial expression while they are on the go. The eye contact from a confident man or woman would be good and could be help for longer than most people are comfortable with.
On the other hand a non-confident man or woman would walk with their head down and not make good eye contact with others
Reading the body language of hands and confidence
A man or woman who is lacking confidence may hide their hands in their pockets or wring them together. The hand wringing may be in any situation even if the man or woman is standing or sitting.
If the man or woman uses his or her hands while talking you will see their glide or elegance of their actions while a man or woman who is lacking in confidence will have more jerky motions and it may seem like they are a bit nervous and sometimes they will shake.
A confident man or woman may know that they should not point at another person and would leave their hands open to display that they are trustworthy. A less confident man or woman may keep their hands closed and this may create confrontation.
To be seen and viewed as confident keep your hands in view or the people or person that you are talking to so that it is not difficult for others to trust you. Practice in front of a mirror or camera your average every day conversations to see how you interact using your body language with others.
Reading the body language of confidence and breathing
Men and women who are confident may breath differently than a person who is lacking confidence. The breathing pattern of someone who is confident will have a slower deliberate pattern and may know how to breathe through their diaphragm naturally but their breathes will still be seen as strong
For the man or women who are lacking confidence you may see and hear them taking slower shallow breathes. This breathing could be seen almost as a panting but slower.
Reading the facial expressions of a confident woman or man
The facial expressions of a confident man or woman may be seen as a smile or smirk. The eyes are open and visible. The forehead is not scrunched but more relaxed. You would be able to read a relaxed state on the face or in the facial expressions of the man or woman. The eyebrows could be even but not down as if the person was sad.
For a man or woman who is lacking confidence their might be a tight look on their face almost as if they are worried about something. Their lips may be turned in or puckered out. The forehead of the man or woman who lacks confidence may show wrinkles and their eyebrows may be pointed down in the center.
Reading the body language of confidence in men or women has many of the same characteristics for both sexes. Start with looking at either men or women and learn one sexes traits before the others.
Body language expert advice
As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language of confidence.
Now go implement!
Scott Sylvan Bell
Smiling Woman by David Castillo Dominici, Girl In Purple Dress by posterize:Photo credit for reading the body language of confidence in women