Body Language! It says a lot about a person. Of all things you wear, your expression is the most important. Action speaks louder than words, they say.
When it is a friendly conversation, you can be relaxed about your body posture; definitely not a problem. We can talk to a friend of ours without worrying much about how our eyes are behaving, what we are doing with our nose, what is the position of our hands, feet, and how attentive we are. But, when it is about a professional or special meeting, these few gestures can get you out of the race.
In such situations, every gesture or posture will be looked at from another angle. Don’t get me wrong, your every posture will contribute decisively to the success or failure of that discussion.
You need to be very careful about some involuntary gestures of the body and what they say about you.
Hands On The Table Clasped The Face
This position shows the interlocutor that you are interested in the information and you are open to discussion. This posture of your hands confirms your complete involvement.
Hands On The Table, Clasped Without Being Taken To The Front
It’s all a pro-active position. This position represents you as a person open for discussions. This denotes that you’re willing to listen, understand, and forward the message.
Hands Crossed Over The Chest
This position denotes the closure itself. It represents you as a person with poor access to information. In simpler terms, this position means you are neither open for sharing information, not you are ready for taking any suggestion. It will be seen that you are not interested in what you’re told, and the discussion will end in failure.
Feet Resting On The Ground And Hands Placed On Their Knees
This position expressed openness to the interlocutor, and it represents you as an interested person; interested in what you are told.
Legs, Hands Resting On Knees
It is also a position of openness to dialogue. It represents that you are open for understanding the information delivered to you. However, this position may make you look like you are little worried.
Legs Crossed On The Floor, Hands Crossed Over The Chest
It is a position of total closure. It means you’re not at all interested in the discussion. You have no desire to participate actively in this dialogue. And, you are sitting in that discussion because you are asked to do so.
Looking To The Side Before Answering A Question
This gesture represents your uncertainty on the words you are going to say. It shows that you are seeking approval of someone and you are not confident about the statement. It even indicates that you are either making false statements or hiding the important information.
It is still considered a sign of uncertainty or doubt your answers. You tend to hide your lips or you try to mix your words when you are not sure of something. You try to finish that discussion at the earliest possible and you aim at delivering a confused statement; you don’t want to take responsibility for your words.
You must work on these involuntary gestures when talking to an unknown person. Do not take these lightly because these can be a reason behind a approval or rejection.