Reading body language in pictures part 2

Reading body language of looking at photos: While learning how to ready the body language of others photos do give you some insight of where to start to learn this skill. In the last article on reading body language on understanding and interpreting photos we started out by determining what is important to look at.

 

Now there is the location of where the person or the people are, the proximity that they are to each other, the hands, the facial expressions and even the shoulders.

 

Now comes the question of what to look at when reading the body language of men or women in photos?

 

Reading bodylanguage of photos and filrting women
Reading bodylanguage of photos and attractive women

 

Who do you look at first in while reading the body language of people in photos?

 

The best place to start when looking at photos of people to determine their body language or their non verbal communication would be in the center.

 

The center of the photo is where the focus is normally where the center of attention is and then you would work your way out.

 

While looking at photos first determine:

  • ·         Who is happy in the photo
  • ·         Who is angry in the photo
  • ·         Who is sad in the photo
  • ·         Are there any weird facial expressions
  • ·         Is anybody holding any objects
  • ·         Does anything seem out of place

  

 Body language mismatch, who wants one?

Now after looking at what is going on in the photo you will look for a body language mismatch. While reading people you are going to look for people with different emotions. This could mean that nonverbally you see someone with body and facial expressions of being happy and the other person or people being angry.

 

If the person of the people in question are in a place where they should be happy and their facial expressions and nonverbal communication show that they are not happy this would count as a body language mismatch also.

 

The same could go from where a person should be surprised and then they are not, this would be another case of a body language mismatch.

 

If one person is dressed up and the other

 

Reading body language of the context of the photo.

If there is no mismatch in the body language of the person or the people in the photo next to the main person in the photo what is the context of the situation.

  • ·         Is the photo just for fun?
  • ·         Was there an event that people were going to?
  • ·         How are the people standing are they close or far away?
  • ·         Are the people in weird positions or places?
  • ·         Does it seem like the people want to be there or does it seem like they are trying to get away?

 

Reading the body language in photos, now you are ready

There is a ton of work to do upfront before you get the chance to read a photo for reading body language. There is so much to look at and understand so that you interpret the photo correctly. Where people make mistakes is where they jump to conclusions and judge a photo too quickly. All of the underlying work is that matters.

 

Look at the photo two separate times before you make the final analysis of what is going on nonverbally. There isn’t really any rush for you to make a determination as to what is going on.   

 

Next ask some other people what they think is going on.

 

Reading body language of men and photos
Reading body language of men in picutures

 

Once you start getting the same conclusions as other people you will be on the right path when reading the body language of others. You are right it seems like there is more work that imaginable when it comes to determining what body language means. Once you have done the readings a few times it gets easier.

 

Your interpretation of reading body language through the use pictures is how or where the best way to start to learn how to read nonverbal communication.

 

To learn how to read body language and get an understanding of what peoples actions, signs and signals mean here is your best source.

 

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

 

Now go implement!

 

Scott Sylvan Bell

 

Reading and interpreting body language photo credits:  Blowing A Kiss by Ambro, Boy by africa

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