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.
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.