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Whether you are negotiating a business deal, on a date, or trying to tell if someone is telling you the truth about that pretty little motorcycle only driven on Sundays, it’s important to be able to read body language.

The Feet

When someone’s feet are pointed directly at you, it’s a good indication that they’re playing close attention to what you’re saying, and are interested. If you’re engaging with an attractive member of the opposite sex, good job!

If they’re somewhat duck footed, they’re ambivalent, so you should adjust your conversation to something more likely to hold their interest. If the person’s feet are pointed at the door, they’re hardly listening to a thing you’re saying. Smiling and nodding? Yeah. They haven’t heard a thing you’ve said. Try asking them an out-of-nowhere question to catch them off their guard, like, “Would you eat a bowl of rats?” Their reaction will be funny, and all you need to do is wink at them.

If someone is tapping their toes around, they’re likely nervous.

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  1. 1. How to Tell What Someone Else is Thinkinghttp://www.empowernetwork.com/and1122/blog/how- to- tell- what- someone- else- is- thinking?id=and1122 January 3, 2013Whet her you are negot iat ing a business deal, on a dat e, or t rying t o t ell if someone is t ellingyou t he t rut h about t hat pret t y lit t le mot orcycle only driven on Sundays, it ’s import ant t obe able t o read body language.The FeetWhen someone’s feet are pointed directly at you, it’s a good indicationthat they’re playing close attention to what you’re saying, and areinterested. If you’re engaging with an attractive member of the oppositesex, good job!If they’re somewhat duck footed, they’re ambivalent, so you should adjustyour conversation to something more likely to hold their interest. If the person’s feet are pointedat the door, they’re hardly listening to a thing you’re saying. Smiling and nodding? Yeah. Theyhaven’t heard a thing you’ve said. Try asking them an out-of-nowhere question to catch them offtheir guard, like, “Would you eat a bowl of rats?” Their reaction will be funny, and all you need todo is wink at them.If someone is tapping their toes around, they’re likely nervous.The LegsWhen people are seated, it’s interesting to see how they position their legs. Ingeneral, people spread their legs out in a dominance display, much as they willput their hands behind their head and look around the room-these are ways tomake oneself appear bigger. Legs crossed towards you-means their interestedin what you’re saying.If their legs are pointed at someone else, and especially if their foot is bouncingaround, you’ve lost their attention. Switch up the conversational topic, or takeyour attention away entirely. Don’t let anyone treat you with dismissal.The TorsoPeople will tend to incline their torso towards whatever they’re most interested in. Women willorient their bodies to display themselves to their best advantage when they’re intrigued orthreatened by someone. Men will make themselves appear larger in order to seem moreimpressive. If someone is sending out these display signals to you, you have got their attention.Some women, when seated, will also lean forward when they are cold. You might offer them yourjacket, or a cup of something warm!ArmsWe’ve all been distracted by someone who gesticulates wildly. Some people are naturally moreflamboyant than others, but those who gesture wildly are most often trying to convince you ofsomething. (This is why many teachers have large gestures—they just want you to pay attention!)But in most people who are not teachers, large gesticulations are also a large indicator not to trustsomeone. If someone is working terribly hard to convince you of something, they are probably not
  2. 2. very convinced of it themselves. Salesmen and lying adolescents are especially guilty of this one.HandsWhenever someone makes their palm or their wrists vulnerable to you, it is a display of trust.People who make chopping motions with their hands and rarely show you their palms are playingtheir cards close to the vest, so to speak, and might surprise you with their actions, so be carefulnot to show your own hand too early, either!Do you speak body english? Share your stories below! Thank you for reading…See you on the inside… Click Here to see what I am thinking!Andy Pot t s 239-823-3508Join me now for only $25About The Author: Andy PottsIm a man who passionately loves life and his family. I love to work smart, play golf,hang with friends and with my dog Tony, eat out at restaurants with really good food,ski in Colorado, and help other people love become successful in life. I work fromhome, and I coach people on how t o become f inancially f ree and live t he lif e t hey havealways desired. I am a t eam player t hat is ALL IN! I look f orward t o hearing f rom you andhelping you in any way t hat I can. Bye f or now!

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