Body language: Learn how to read body language

Reading body language: When it comes to learning how to read body language and nonverbal communication like an expert you do have a few ways to get your hands on the information that gives you the edge of knowing what people are thinking.

 

Knowing how to read body language of women or men can almost seem like you are psychic and know how to read minds when others see you in action

 

There are a few options for you to get the most out of learning the skills of reading body language. The few places that you can gather information are:

  • ·         Books on body language
  • ·         DVD’s and cd’s that are home study courses
  • ·         Hire an expert or go to a class on reading body language
  • ·         Your own research

 

Reading body language like an expert exercise

For today the focus will be on the last item and that is through your own work and research. You will find that it is easier than you think when it comes to learning how to read body language of women or men because most of the skills needed you already have.

 

This body language exercise requires that you have 2 or more people available and some time to learn the nonverbal actions of emotions. You will want to set aside some time possibly grab a video camera so that you can record your own coursework for later use and also for a way to watch your own body language. Your eyes may be opened up as to what the nonverbal actions when you have an emotion in the presence of others.

 

Body language expert Scott Sylvan Bell shares how to learn to read body language
Body language and how to learn how to read it

 

Reading body language exercise: here is what you will need:

  • ·         Index cards
  • ·         A pen
  • ·         A list of emotions

 

What you will do is list each emotion on the index cards and draw them out randomly.

You and your partner or partners will act out each emotion on the card as you draw them. You will want the emotions random so that you do not have time to prepare for the action you have drawn. You will want this exercise to be as real as possible.

 

You will watch each person act out the emotion that is drawn noting what they do with their body, where there proximity is, what their facial features do when they act out the emotion. Note internally as many details as possible because these small actions or micro expressions will be needed later.

 

 

Reading body language like an expert and how to learn the body language of others

Now this exercise may sound simple but it will give you a good idea as to what you need to watch for while watching others. You need to learn how to read body language not just from watching others in the form of media but also in real life.

 

Sometimes the person or the people working with you will not accurately depict the emotion that they draw.  You will determine what is off with their body language and make a note of it.

 

Body language expert Scott Sylvan Bell shares how to read body language
Reading body language and how to learn how to read the body language of women and men

 

As you learn real time what is going on it will make it easier for you to learn how to read body language of men or women form a home study course or even from reading a book on body language. Body language experts learn real time along with from courses and coaches

 

Your ability to not just act out the emotion with your body but also being able to feel the emotions will give you an upper edge over others who have just learned from a book or anything else of the nature. For those who do not take the time to learn what their body is saying while communicating they will “leak” their true intentions or emotions before they even come out of their mouths.

 

This body language exercise is meant to supplement other work in order to help you understand and interpret what others are doing with their bodies.

 

As a side note you will want to note that as you work with the person or group things may get tense when you act out emotions such as anger, frustration or disgust they may have a reaction negatively to you. Remind them that this is an exercise to learn how to read body language and nothing personal.

 

Reading body language like an expert home study course

Learning how to read body language like an expert takes time and effort to understand and interpret the signs and signals of nonverbal communication.

 

As always I would like to thank you in advance for your comments and or questions about learning how to read body language like an expert.

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

Business Women Explaining by photostock,Business Manager by AscensionDigital :Photo credit for learning how to read body language like an expert with this exercise.

Reading body language in pictures part 1

Reading body language: There are many times where people want to learn how to read body language. The reasons can vary because it can be fun all the way to because someone thinks a partner is cheating or a liar.

 

One of the first places to look at learning how to read body language is to look at pictures of events either old or new.

 

Old pictures can be fun and may also have the ability for you to research and understand the people or the situation.

 

Where to start reading the body language of pictures

 

It is a good idea to learn about facial expressions to help you learn about nonverbal communication. The basic emotions of fear, anger, surprise, disgust, contempt and sadness can all be seen through just looking at pictures of people and the micro expressions involved.

 

Reading body langauge in pictures to help understand proximity
Reading body langauge in pictures to interpret a situation

 

It may seem that it would help you to know about positions of the body and the language that is being expressed or that can be read.

 

Understanding and interpreting what the facial expressions mean will help you learn how to read body language better. The standard micro expressions are common around the world no matter where the people in question are from.

 

This skill or talent can be learned in a few easy steps:

  • ·         Find a magazine you know nothing about or grab an old photo album
  • ·         Pick a random picture and analyze it
  • ·         Determine what is going on
  • ·         Ask others what they think the emotions are in the picture or what is going on
  • ·         If possible see if there was someone there in the case of the phot album to see how close you were
  • ·         Use websites and look at the pictures before you read the article or headlines to see how close you were as to being correct.

 

Why to learn how to read body language in photos

 

A good place to start to learn how to read body language in old pictures or magazines. The great thing for you is that there really is not risk involved when it comes to looking at a picture to determine what was going on. It doesn’t matter if you are wrong because your belief and understanding doesn’t hurt anything. You can always use a search engine to look up the specifics to see what happened after you have guessed as to what was going on before and after.

 

Reading body language in old photos
Reading body language in photos to learn body language

 

If you were to have to read and explain a situation in real time and you didn’t know what you were talking about it could create some problems. Using old photos or a single picture has zero risk but there is one drawback. When looking at photos you are looking at one specific point in time and one very brief instance. If there is only one photo and not a sequence of them you are really taking a guess unless you can find out some background from someone who was there.

 

What to look at when learning how to read body language in photos

 

When looking at photos of people to understand and interpret their body language you will want to look at their:

 

  • ·         Heads and where they are facing
  • ·         Facial expressions and the emotion being expressed
  • ·         Where the hands are in for the person or the people in the photo
  • ·         Position of the body compared to the other person or people in the photo
  • ·         Proximity or distance between object and people in the bell bubble   
  • ·         Who is touching who and where are they touching each other
  • ·         Location of where the photo was taken that you are reading

 

 All of these items will help you read the body language in the photo but also give you a context of what to judge the photo on.

 

Learning how to read body language can be fun and challenging all at the same time and starting slow can help you slowly get into the grove of reading what people are saying or even doing. To learn the skill and tallent of reading body language like an expert you will need somewhere to start.

 

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

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

Photo credits: Camera With Photos by digitalart, Woman Taking A Picture  by jannoon028