200 Psychology facts about body language

Hello Dear Readers we will again explore Psychological truth: Psychology Facts about Body Language.

When it comes to body language, there are a few things you can do to make sure you are projecting the right image. First, make sure you are keeping your body language calm and relaxed. This will help to create a more positive and confident attitude. Secondly, make sure you are maintaining eye contact with your audience. This will show that you are engaged in the conversation and that you are not intimidated by them. Finally, make sure you are using appropriate body language when responding to questions. This will show that you are knowledgeable and confident about the topic.

200 Psychology Facts about Body Language
Psychology Facts about Body Language

Le’s explore here some Psychological facts about Body Language-

  1. 80% of people remain quiet even when they really want to say something in order to avoid an argument with someone they care about.
  2. Once you begin to dislike someone, everything they do tends to annoy you.
  3. Lazy people accomplish more. Their laziness actually enables them to find the easiest quickest ways to get things done.
  4. When someone put their hands in front of their face with the index finger near the nose, their not buying what you say or at least they disagree with you.
  5. Getting and keeping someone’s attention and attraction is believed to have more to do with body language and tone and speed of your voice rather than things that you say.
  6. Sometimes, the only reason why you won’t let go of what’s making you sad is because it was the only thing that made you happy.
  7. Wearing skinny jeans can cause nerve damage in your legs, a condition called “tingling thigh syndrome.”
  8. If someone makes eye contact with you for 60% of a conversation they’re bored, 80% and they’re attracted to you and 100% of the time then they are threatening you according to study.
  9. Crossed arms & legs signal resistance to your ideas. Crossing arms and legs are physical barriers that suggest the other person is not open to what you’re saying. Even if they’re smiling and engaged in a pleasant conversation, their body language tells the story.
  10. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies, it comes from those you trust the most.
  11. Hugging and or holding hands with the person you love has been proven to reduce stress almost instantly.
  12. A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities, and second, respecting the differences.
  13. Positive body language is easier to fake and control than negative body language. For example, if you are scared or repulsed by something, you may lurch backwards. However, if you want to pretend to be happy or interested in someone, smiling and using open gestures are relatively easier to fake.
  14. If you’re struggling, that means you’re progressing.
  15. If there is attraction, the two people turn or even square their shoulders to each other. If one has shoulders turned away (unless looking for something waaaaay over there), that usually means that person is not interested.
  16. You’re more likely to achieve your goals if you keep them to yourself.
  17. Always go with the choice that scares you, because that is what is going to help you grow.
  18. Hospital patients seem to revive better when they get to look at pastoral scenes instead of brick walls. It triggers an inborn secure feeling of survival with food, water and land available.
  19. If a woman is feeling uncomfortable or not attracted to someone, she will either clutch her bag tightly or place it in front of her to cover her body. When she is attracted to a man, she will move it aside indicating that she does not want anything in her way.
  20. The difference between terror and horror is that terror occurs in anticipation of the horrifying experience, while horror occurs after.
  21. Cuddling strengthens the frontal lobe of the human brain, the region of the brain responsible for how you react to emotional stress.
  22. When a person kiss the ground it is an expression of his happiness. He credits this success to that holy land.
  23. Intelligent men and women are easily annoyed by people in general but tend to say nothing in an attempt to avoid meaningless arguments. RT if you’re one of them!
  24. The average person will only remember about 18% of information just 28 days after studying it.
  25. If someone talking to you often sees your mobile or changes the topic. So it shows you that the person in front of you is not interested in talking to you.
  26. When a man is caught saying, “Ah! She has excellent sense of humour”, all he means that the woman laughs more when he cracks jokes. He never means that the woman is good at cracking jokes!
  27. Similar to how a dog will expose its throat to show submission or surrender, humans use their palms to show that they are harmless and not threatening.
  28. Patience is not an ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
  29. To plant a seed of idea in someone’s mind, ask them not to think of a particular thing at all. Let’s say I ask you to NOT think about ELEPHANTS. What are you thinking of? 😉
  30. When your mood randomly goes from happy to sad, it’s often an indication that you’re missing someone.
  31. A partial shoulder shrug indicates that the speaker is not committed to what he is saying. An honest and true response causes both shoulders to rise fully, sharply, and equally. When only one side rises, the message is dubious.
  32. People who speak two languages, may unconsciously change their personality when they switch languages.
  33. A psychological study found that people who are generally ‘too nice’ are also the ones to get hurt the most.
  34. At the Handshaking time, if a person takes your wrist with their free hand, they are showing that they can be trusted. This is known as “Glove Handshake”.
  35. The shoulder shrug is a universal signal of not knowing what’s going on.
  36. Women imitate other women more than men imitate other men based on instincts. Women also tend to imitate the body language of men but again, the opposite is not true. Men will imitate the body language of women only during courtship.
  37. If we have to understand body language then it is necessary that we should come up with the use of normal gestures so that we can establish positive communication.
  38. You’re not supposed to win or lose arguments. You’re supposed to reach a mutual understanding and agreement. Otherwise, you both lose.
  39. Sleeping next to someone you love not only reduces depression, but it also helps you to live longer and makes you fall asleep faster.
  40. Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.
  41. Studies show that women laugh at men they’re attracted to and men are attracted to women who laugh at them. From a man’s perspective, saying a woman has good sense of humour doesn’t mean she makes jokes; it means she laughs at his jokes.
  42. Laughter has been medically proven to help people lose weight.
  43. The way a person treats restaurant staff reveals a lot about their character.
  44. If someone leans on the back of their chair, they show that they are tired of the conversation. Perhaps they feel uncomfortable in the presence of the other person.
  45. A normal, relaxed blinking rate is 6 to 8 blinks per minute, and the eyes are closed for about 1/10th of a second. People under pressure when they are lying dramatically increase their blinking rate.
  46. Missing someone and not being able to do anything about it generally makes people moody, easily annoyed and/or emotionally frustrated.
  47. Nodding the head means “yes” in most societies, but means “no” in some parts of Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
  48. 91% people skip the first slice of bread, just because it’s ugly.
  49. Chewing gum has been proven to increase a person’s focus and improve their mood, while decreasing anxiety and stress.
  50. When we call someone for the best of luck or wish someone’s for good work, we use thumbs up and we use thumbs down for an opposite condition.
  51. The chills you sometimes get when listening to music is actually caused by the release of dopamine in your body.
  52. Somebody gestures are such that are used in almost different way in every country. For example, head nodding. In some countries, it is a sign of ‘yes’ and in some, it is considered ‘no’.
  53. If we put a giant mirror 10 light years away from Earth and looked at it through a telescope, theoretically we’d see 20 years into the past.
  54. When someone puts their hands in front of their face with their index finger near the nose, their not buying what you say or at least they disagree with you.
  55. When we look with full hope to the sky, with hope, it means that we are exploring God’s help.
  56. A woman tends to play with her hair and lips and if you are sat near her engaged in conversation she will tend to point her feet at you or her legs (knees) or point them away if she is not that keen.
  57. If any person is pulling your eyebrows upstairs, and if he is being satiated from sweating then that person lacks confidence and he understands his level very little from your level.
  58. Psychology says; People tend to value memories more than actual people. Sometimes you miss the memories, not the actual person.
  59. Japanese researchers have successfully developed a device that will be able to literally playback your dreams in video sequence.
  60. Synonyms for the word “talk” include speak, utter, say, tell, phrase, discourse, allocute, discourse, and orate.
  61. Sometimes trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do. Even the closest friends can become your enemies.
  62. Listen carefully to how a person speaks about other people to you. This is exactly how they will speak about you to other people.
  63. When we like something we see, our pupils dilate. When we don’t, they constrict. More favourable the attitude, the more dilated the pupils.
  64. If you’re talking with someone and you’re not sure if they’re interested, fold your arms. If they do the same, they probably are.
  65. Studies have also shown that people who dress well feel better about themselves and are generally happier.
  66. People who are too happy don’t see the warning signs of dangerous people or situations and are more willing to trust when they shouldn’t.
  67. Some people are actually afraid of being too happy because they think something tragic is going to happen soon. This is known as Cherophobia.
  68. When we are truly relaxed and comfortable, facial muscles relax and the head will tilt to one side, exposing our neck. This is a high comfort display that is impossible to mimic when we feel threatened.
  69. People who are lying often will not move their feet in an interview or will interlock their feet to restrict movement. People tend to restrict both arm and leg movement when lying.
  70. When people come too close to us, we tend to get repelled and increase the distance to a point where we are comfortable. This comfortable distance is known as personal bubble.
  71. A person is assessed as more serious and sustained if his CV was applied in a heavy folder, and vice versa.
  72. Psychologists have found that sending and receiving text messages can actually boost your mood when you’re feeling lonely.
  73. People who are more intelligent tend to go to bed later and get up later.
  74. People who complain online are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, and stress.
  75. People under stress will often exhibit “ventilation action,” which relieves stress and emotional discomfort. A man often will put his fingers between his shirt collar and neck and pull the fabric away from his skin. Women may do it more subtlety by tossing the back of her hair to ventilate her neck.
  76. Intelligent people are found to be more forgetful than those with average intelligence.
  77. Not all risks are the same. The same person can fearlessly jump with a parachute, but be afraid of his boss or to train tigers, but feel embarrassed when talking to a pretty woman.
  78. It can be voluntary or conscious or it can be involuntary or subconscious. Whether voluntary or involuntary, body language always conveys some kind of information.
  79. New research has found that lonely people have superior social skills compared to people who aren’t lonely.
  80. Many people have “phone anxiety,” or stress over talking on the phone.
  81. When doing a task, telling yourself that you can do better can actually make you do better.
  82. Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.
  83. When you remember a past event, you are actually remembering the last time you remembered it, not the event itself.
  84. Oddly enough, people on the Internet are more real than people in real life. The ability to act anonymously makes us much more genuine.
  85. Hand wringing is a universal way of showing distress or concern. A person can go from steepling (high confidence) to fingers interlaced (low confidence) and back to steepling (high confidence), reflecting the ebb and flow of confidence and doubt.
  86. Researchers have found that the average person will form about 400 friendships during a lifetime, but only 33 will last.
  87. Long lines for the changing rooms? Avoid them altogether with this pants hack! If you wrap the waistband of pants around your neck you can proportionally see if they will fit your waist. If the waist doesn’t meet each other behind your head, you probably need a size up.
  88. When we put our chins on our hands, we present our faces as if we’re trying to say, “This is me. You can enjoy it as much as you want.” Men should memorize this gesture to catch the moment and give a compliment at the right time.
  89. A slight smile along with direct eye contact might be an attempt at seduction.
  90. Research shows that being continuously sleep-deprived makes you dumb, irritable, distracted, unhappy, and fat.
  91. Men have a unique way of showing dominance. This is nothing but crotch display while sitting. They will plant their feet on ground very firmly and spread them out giving a clear view of their crotch. This is hardwired in males and does not require a conscious effort.
  92. When you stand up too fast and get dizzy, gravity has caused some of your blood to collect in your legs, depriving your brain of oxygen.
  93. Positive thinking can actually help increase your lifespan, strengthen your immune system and lower rates of depression.
  94. Body language is either a mood mirror or a mood betrayer. It reinforces speech and also replaces speech. Of these three uses, speech replacement is a conscious act.
  95. One of the best ways to establish rapport with someone is to touch that person on the arm somewhere between the elbow and shoulder.
  96. When rewards are unexpected, there are better chances of good performance next time.
  97. Crossed legs are one of the most attractive female positions. And if a woman is playing with her shoe, she is trying to draw your attention to her legs. This gesture indicates that a woman is calm and relaxed.
  98. Studies have proven that praise rather than criticism is the best way to help employees improve.
  99. Crossed arms & legs signal resistance to your ideas. Crossed arms and legs are physical barriers that suggest the other person is not open to what you’re saying. Even if they’re smiling and engaged in a pleasant conversation, their body language tells the story.
  100. If someone is leaning forward while talking, it means that he or she likes that person they are talking to.
  101. The best way to learn is to teach. If you’re acquiring a new skill or piece of knowledge, bore someone else with it at the first opportunity you get.
  102. Scientists have found that babies sometimes cry at night to prevent their parents from making another baby.
  103. When a foot suddenly begins to kick, it is usually a good indicator of discomfort. This is seen in people being interviewed as soon as a question is asked that they don’t like.
  104. Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. You may think you understand, but you don’t.
  105. The best revenge is to move on, get over it, and continue to succeed. Never give someone the satisfaction of watching you suffer.
  106. Folding your arms during an interview makes you seem unfriendly and closed off from the interviewer.
  107. In Asia, kissing is considered an intimate act and not permissible in public, even as a social greeting.
  108. When people like someone and want to make contact with them, they usually lean forward. In this position, the legs can be motionless, but the body moves forward intuitively.
  109. It may look like men check out women’s body more than women checking out men’s body. This is not true. The ogling rate is same for both men and women. The only problem is that men get caught very quickly and women don’t.
  110. Eyes blinking can also be seen as the sign of a body language action. A person’s eyes blinking often increases when he is lying to someone.
  111. Moving your legs or hands constantly while talking means you’re pretty confused and uncomfortable.
  112. Cherophobia is the fear of being too happy because “something tragic” will happen.
  113. Woman is instinctively four times more likely to mirror another woman than a man is to mirror another man. Additionally, while women also mirror men’s body language, men are generally reluctant to mirror a woman’s gestures or posture.
  114. Pressure that feeling upbeat can make you feel downbeat while embracing your darker moods can make you feel better in the long run.
  115. Good and firm eye contact will include you on the likable people list.
  116. Great minds discuss ideas – small minds discuss people.
  117. Women are more influenced by how a man smells rather than how he looks.
  118. A person’s body language can reveal a lot about what they’re thinking and feeling.
  119. The best friendships tend to be those in which you can be openly weird and or sarcastic without that person taken offense.
  120. Any person is staring at another person for a long time. And his face becomes red. So you should understand that the person is very angry.
  121. Covering the eyes or “eye blocking” such as prolonged blinking, lowering the eyes for a longer than usual period are all powerful signals that portray confusion, disbelief or disagreement.
  122. Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
  123. Never give up on someone you can’t go a day without thinking about.
  124. Very negative offensive gesture is finger pointing. It has negative connotations all around the globe.
  125. Legend has it that the famed Greek orator Demosthenes cured his stutter by practicing speeches with pebbles in his mouth.
  126. The most used drug worldwide is caffeine.
  127. The way you dress tells a lot about your mood. People tend to dress up more properly when in a cheerful mood.
  128. When you drink a glass of water, it has already been drunk by other people and animals, possibly several times over.
  129. It has been found that those who lie tend to gesture less, touch less, and move their arms and legs less than honest people.
  130. A real friend who understands your troubles is more valuable than a hundred friends who only show up for your smiles.
  131. Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). If you think you are not dreaming – you just forget your dreams.
  132. No one has a perfect life. Everybody has their own problems. Some people just know how to deal with it in a perfect way.
  133. During a conversation if a person suddenly crosses both arms and both legs, it simply indicates that he or she has is done with the conversation on emotional level.
  134. In fact, making mistakes adds to your experience and you learn not to repeat them again.
  135. If person is biting the arms of their glasses, That indicates that They are definitely worried about something at a subconscious level.
  136. Approximately 50 million people worldwide suffer from stuttering, an involuntary repetition of sounds that impedes speech.
  137. Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy. Focus on the things you do have, and the reasons you should be happy.
  138. You can’t make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it’s no longer a mistake, it’s a choice.
  139. Eating bananas, pasta, almonds, grapes, oatmeal, chocolate, watermelon, orange juice, cornflakes, and tuna can help relieve stress.
  140. Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.
  141. Putting sugar on a wound or cut will greatly reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
  142. If any person is watching the clock and talking to you again, then you should understand that the person is quick to go, he is no longer interested in talking to you anymore.
  143. Spitting in public is considered rude in most Western cultures. However, in many Asian countries, spitting in public is ridding the body of waste and is acceptable.
  144. Your age doesn’t define your maturity, your grades don’t define your intellect, and rumours don’t define who you are.
  145. Cheaters tend to think everyone cheats. Liars tend to think that everyone lies. Keep that in mind.
  146. People born blind can perform the same body language expression as people who can see, which suggests that body language is more innate than language or even facial expressions.
  147. Some people aren’t actually anti social, they’re just very selective when it comes to the people they associate with.
  148. It has been estimated that the total impact of a message is about 7% verbal, 38% vocal and 55% non verbal.
  149. Cuddling literally kills depression, relieves anxiety, and strengthens the immune system.
  150. Did you know your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once?
  151. Don’t compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.
  152. You can judge the character of a person by how they treat people who can do absolutely nothing for them.
  153. When you shake someone’s hand for the first time, make sure they’re warm. Warm hands mean a warm approach. Not mind-blowing but a useful technique.
  154. Your first instinct is usually right. So, always go with your first instinct, even if it’s a bad idea… because bad ideas make good stories. Electric light bulb
  155. While in love, people typically become jealous, anger easily over small things, curious often worry about losing that individual.
  156. Girls who mature early in life are more likely to be delinquent and emotionally aggressive later in life.
  157. You should delete your browser cookies before buying airline tickets – Ticket fares go up when you’ve visited a site multiple times.
  158. Blue whales are so big, that a human can swim through their largest veins and arteries.
  159. If a person is sitting by keeping his hand on the head, then this will show the stress and tension of the person. Often when a person becomes more worried then he reacts like this.
  160. Your height is generally determined by your father. Intelligence, emotional strength and body shape is determined by your mother.
  161. Spiders can walk on water, and breathe under it, too.
  162. On average, men rank humour, intelligence, and niceness ahead of physical appearance.
  163. During your business dealings, your client is joining hands with your enthusiasm so it is a positive sign.
  164. The people who smile, laugh and joke around the most are usually the unhappiest.
  165. At work, forcing a smile even when you are upset results in emotional exhaustion, poorer physical health, and decreased job satisfaction.
  166. Studies show being ‘grateful’ helps you make better decisions and investments.
  167. Don’t chase other people. Work hard and be yourself. Under these two principles, the right people will find their way into your life.
  168. Ice Cream doesn’t make you colder, it actually makes you warmer. This is due to the amount of fat that ice cream contains.
  169. When people are angry at you, if you stay calm it’ll get them even angrier, and be ashamed about it after.
  170. John Moschitta Jr. was the world’s fastest talker for decades. Famous for his appearance on Micro Machines commercials, he could say 583 words a minute and form syllables five times faster than average speakers.
  171. Amazingly woman has a wider-ranging peripheral vision, which allows her to check out a man’s body from head to toe without getting caught. A male’s peripheral vision is poorer, which is why a man has to move his gaze up and down a woman’s body in a very obvious way. Men’s tunnel vision means they just get caught more easily.
  172. Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Don’t make promises when you’re happy.
  173. Psychologist Albert Mehrabian argued that speaking actually makes up a relatively small proportion of communication. He argued that communication is roughly 55% body language, 38% tone of voice, and 7% words used.
  174. Loneliness causes people to take longer baths/showers, sleep longer and over think more.
  175. Eating spicy food releases “feel good” endorphins, making it one of the reasons why people enjoy it so much.
  176. At the Handshaking time, If a person takes your wrist with their free hand, they are showing that they can be trusted. This Known as “Glove Handshake”.
  177. When you do public speaking or give a presentation use your arms to guide, don’t ever keep it in your pockets or hold it in your back.
  178. The more intelligent you are, the more annoyed you’re likely to get by people in general, but at the same time keep quiet to avoid an argument.
  179. Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience and two people getting through all the hard times together.
  180. According to scientists, men who grow beards easily and earlier in life have been found to be more likely to go bald.
  181. In your presentation or speech, a person has keep his own eyes on you and is thinking about something else, then it is a matter of fact that the person is listening to your point and thinking about it.
  182. Respect blind people. Why? Because they judge others by their personality, not by their looks.
  183. The phrase “dress for success” isn’t just for job interviews. The clothes you wear can affect your mood, and express the way you feel about yourself. Studies have shown that happy women are more likely to dress up, while depressed women are more likely to go out wearing sweatpants and a baggy t-shirt.
  184. “Synaesthesia” is a neurological condition that can cause a person to see, smell and taste music.
  185. Creating a sign of V with the help of fingers is a symbol of victory. Normally, when we win, this ‘V’ symbol is used to indicate victory with the help of gestures.
  186. Logical reasoning is compromised during emotional turmoil. So a person should not make decisions when angry or promises when happy.
  187. In the Middle East, same gender eye contact tends to be more intense and sustained than in the West. However, in many Asian, African, and Latin American countries, unbroken eye contact is considered aggressive.
  188. When feeling uncomfortable, men prefer to touch their face. Women on the other hand, prefer to touch their neck, clothing, jewellery, arms and hair.
  189. People are generally more honest when physically tired. This is why people confess things during late night conversations.
  190. When people cross arms during conversation, it helps them shut themselves off from other people. We often use this gesture when we are irritated by something. Crossed arms are a clear sign that a person is not feeling good about something.
  191. In stressful situations, some individuals will pacify themselves by crossing their arms and rubbing their hands against their shoulders, in a self-administered body hug.
  192. The very last person on your mind before you fall asleep is either the reason for your happiness or your pain.
  193. Just by noticing the blinking rate of the eyes, it can be said whether a person is lying or not. Eyes blink faster while lying or when people are under stress.
  194. Use mirroring body language when talking to somebody. I’ve used this in interviews and have had great outcomes. Copying someone else’s gestures in a subtle way makes you more understanding and likeable.
  195. If you want to quit smoking, go to a sauna for 3 days in a row and you’ll sweat out the nicotine which will make it easier to quit.
  196. Neck touching or massaging is a powerful and universal stress reliever and pacifier in response to stress. When women subconsciously touch or cover their suprasternal notch (the neck dimple), she typically feels distressed, threatened, uncomfortable or insecure.
  197. When People Rubbing their both hands together generally means that a person has a positive feeling about something and hands broadcast what the head is thinking. They are hopeful. We do this when we are thinking about some benefits coming in the future.
  198. Your personality is who you are. Your attitude is usually based on how a person treats you.
  199. Kissing and romantic touch releases Oxytocin in the brain. It is a hormone that strengthens the emotional bond between the two people.
  200. It is helpful to remember that not all gestures are universal. While in some places burping at the table may be considered a bad manner, in some cultures, burping is taken as a compliment by the cook.

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