When I was in my teens, I happen to find a book on body language. I bought that book because I wanted to read something on my journey back that day. I read that book with some interest.
Later during that very day, I had a conversation with an elderly Australian clergyman in the train. He was surprised when I told him that I know what is on his mind and how he was feeling that time. He tested me and for the next couple of minutes, I not only was able to tell him his moods and feelings. I even tell him what he was thinking about.
He thought I was a psychic at one moment and I just laughed it off. I just explained to him in a few quick successions that the human body has a way of revealing one''''s emotions, feelings and thoughts by how it moves.
There is a certain pattern which if you know can allow you to read a person like a book. Eventually, we spent some time discussing the topic and he discovered these secrets can be very useful when he is counseling and advising people.
Today the field of body language still holds great interest to me. It is especially useful in any conversation to understand the other party. All kind of human interaction i.e. sales, negotiations and relationship building can be applied. It can also create the psychological profile on someone without my asking.
So to prove my point on how to read a person like a book successfully, I will bring about the topic of confidence.
How do you know if someone is confident?
Plus, if you learn the body language of confidence, you can also use it to project an air of confidence for yourself.
I will show you some characteristics of a confident person relating to four parts of their body namely, verbal communication, eye contact, hand gestures and face expressions.
A confident person speaks without any hesitation and is very spontaneous with a great deal of enthusiasm. They are also most probably to be charming and entertaining.
A confident person has more and longer eye contact with anyone who is holding a conversation with them.
A confident person tend to gesture outwards and away from their body. This kind of signifies that the confident person has a belief and ability that he or she can positively affect the surrounding people and events.
A confident person usually has an expression that is align with the context of the conversation. If it is a light-hearted conversation, then the face is as playful as a child''''s face. But if it a serious conversation, then it will be firm and resolute