Body language of yawning

Body language of yawning: It never seems to fail that you are in a meeting and the guy next to you yawns but does it covertly and the next thing that you know you too are yawning.

 So first off are yawns contagious?

 You bet they are..

 Is there a nonverbal communication to yawning?

 Yes and no.

 There are plenty of reasons why a man or woman yawns and depending upon the circumstances its harmless to annoying. You may see people yawn:

  • ·         From boredom
  • ·         As an automatic response to someone else who has yawned or out or just watching caused by rapport or empathy
  • ·         When someone is tired or hot

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As with any body language reading out in the field whether in business, dating or in your personal life it is a good idea to baseline the situation to make sure that your reaction or your question is correct.

 

Body language of yawning and boredom

When was the last time that you were bored in a meeting, on a date or even sitting with your boyfriend or girlfriend and they yawned and you took it that they were not too excited to be there with you? You make a comment your body language changes you react, they then react and the next thing you know this innocent nonverbal action turns into an argument.

 

Now yawning may be from boredom but chances are if you are with an adult they know that it is not polite to yawn when another person is talking or interacting with another man woman or child.

 

Now there are some nonverbal signs that would be considered rude and that is when a man woman or child goes out of their way to show off while they yawn. It may be that there is a speaker or teacher who is talking and the subject is not that interesting or the person just does it to be rude.

 

In some instance you may be able to pick up on some micro expressions to see what the man or the woman is thinking. In some instances the person who is yawning to create some attention may keep looking at their watch and or the door as a sign that they have better or other places to be.

 

Body language of yawning and an automatic reaction?

Now what if yawning were an automatic reaction and you couldn’t stop yourself from automatically doing what the other person around you is doing. This may be a conditioned response out of empathy triggered by mirror neurons but that is not 100% accurate.

 

There are times where you are watching television or a movie and an actor yawns and it may trigger you to yawn in this case it would be an automatic reaction. A more likely situation is that a person near you yawns and it triggers you to yawn.

 

It has been figured that around age 4 is when yawing starts to be contagious to children and when this reaction does not happen it may be a clue that the child has some disorders because they should be an automatic reaction.

 

Body language of yawning and being tired or hot

There are plenty of theories why men or women yawn and one of them is that their need to be an increase blood to the brain or to keep the temperature of the brain down (University of Albany 2007). There is also a theory that there are neurotransmitters that trigger a yawn in order to help speed up the body to keep from getting tired. Now it may even be a triggered response to being hot and working on cooling the body down.

 

Just remember that whatever you believe a yawn means may cause you to react to a man or woman around you in a way that could be right or wrong so be sure to read the situation correctly.

 

There are some animals that yawning is contagious to:

  • ·         Cats big or small
  • ·         Dogs
  • ·         Horses

 

Body language of yawning and ancient cultures.

Some ancient cultures believe that when men or women yawn the soul is trying to escape and the action of covering the mouth helps keep the soul from exiting the body. Now this may be the truth but it’s not likely from a scientific standpoint.

 

No matter what you believe about the body language of yawns there is one cool tip that you can use when people are over and you wan them to leave. Yawn and get up then tell them its time for you to go to bed. In most cases they get this overly overt body language action and leave so you can go to bed.

 

Reading body language can help you out in your business life, dating and even just to have some fun:

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about body language of yawning.

 

 

 

 

Now go implement!

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body language expert Scott Sylvan Bell shares the body language of a yawn: video credit  

Body language of fear

 

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. 1.      The top of the eyelids will move up high
  2. 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.

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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

Here is the best place for you to learn the ability to read others, this is by far the best product by far.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about reading the body language of fear!

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading body language: Why to learn body language part 2

Reading body language: The ability to read body language or non verbal communication
opens up many doors. If you dig deep and analyze it, most communication that
takes place between people does not deliver the intended results.

 

In the case of a mixed message may things can go wrong and
the entire situation may be misread. The natural language of the body can be misunderstood
at any moment.

 

If the quality of your life is determined by the quality of
your communication, what is your communication ability?

 

If you do not have the ability to persuade others to your
way of thinking you will have problems getting ahead of others.

 

If you don’t have the ability to read body language you are
missing outon some extra abiltties.

 

Take for example of just one small single action that can change
the outcome of a conversation:

 

The wink.

 

Now a wink may have many different connotations or meanings
for the person who is being winked at and may change the outcome of a sentence
in so many different way.

 

The wink can be:

  • A flirting gesture
  • A playful act
  • A taunt or a tease
  • An exclamation to a point to a statement
  • A distraction or rouse
  • An accident

 

If you were having a conversation just think of the
implications when it comes to just a wink and where you could go wrong with an
implied message. You could have the ability to offend someone, make someone
angry, get a date, lose a client, distract a message and even more from just
half a blink.

 

So how do you improve your abilities to read body language or
use your nonverbal communication skills to get your point or message across better?

  1. Be
    aware of your actions and know that they may have a 2nd or third
    meaning that you were not intending
  2. Learn
    over time what messages can come from different actions while using the body to
    communicate
  3. Become
    comfortable in knowing that you are not making any extra body movements that
    are not needed.

 

One of the biggest eye openers while working with sales people
for them is to see what they are doing in a sales presentation while on film.
Many times people do not want to be filmed because they are scared for what
they look like while they are in front of the camera.

 

Influence specialist Roberto Monaco summed up the best way
to not fear being on a camera: “You look and sound the same on film as you do
out in public”.

 

One of the best exercises that is eye opening for
determining your ability to effectively communicate is to film a conversation
while talking to a friend. You will just want to film yourself and not the
other person or people in the group. Turn off the sound and try to determine
what is being said without hearing what is being communicated. In most
instances you may be scared by just how ineffective you are being while you
communicate.

 

Learning how to read people or even learning facial expressions
will take more time and effort than just reading one article or watching one
short video.

 

Learning how to communicate better verbally or non-verbally
must include you learning how to read body language.

 

As always I would like to thank you for your comments and or
questions

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

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