Are you making these Common Body Mistakes?

What follows are the most common body language blunders that people make, and emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid.

Avoiding Eye Contact When you don’t look someone in the eyes, it can signal deception or a lack of respect.

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Slouching Bad posture signals to others that you lack confidence and have poor self esteem or low energy levels.

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Folding Arms This stance creates a sense of being closed off and may signal to others that you are disinterested in them or don’t buy into their message.Arms crossed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Down If giving a presentation, when you look down while making a point, it loses all of its power and can may you look weak. In everyday interactions, it can make you look uncomfortable or self-conscious.

 

 

Angling Body Away From Others Too much physical distance, angling the body away from the person you’re speaking with or not leaning into a conversation shows that you are uncomfortable, distrustful or disinterested in the subject.

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Frowning Or Scowling Scowls and frowns, often unintentional and unconscious, communicate unhappiness and disagreement.

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