But more often than not we try to hide feelings …
It doesn’t matter what you SAY
Your body will give you away every time!
The trick of it, of course, once you know what the signs are, is to avoid the signals you DON’T want to give others and to FAKE the positive image you want (even if you are not really feeling very confident to start with).
Here are some common nonverbal tell-tales.
Rubbing the eye shows doubt
Biting nails shows nervousness
Sitting with legs crossed shows boredom
Hands clasped behind back shows anger
Touching nose shows lying
Patting hair shows lack of self confidence
Arms crossed on chest shows defensiveness
Use these ones!
Brisk walk shows confidence
Open palm shows innocence
Rubbing hands show anticipation
Hands to cheek shows thinking
Tilted head shows interest
Nonverbal memory is also an important skill to practice. Try this exercise and see how well you can remember shapes.