As we break down each section of the body throughout our kinesics class, analyzing gestures, postures, and expressions, we are given a window into a person’s mind. This analysis lets us figure out how you really feel in any given situation. It is the domain that everyone is waiting for, the opportunity to learn how to read body language. Being able to understand and predict a person’s intentions gives us the ability to tip the scales of any engagement in our favor.
Some people pick up how to read body language right away while other students look at all the different meanings that each gesture could have and become overwhelmed by the wealth of possibilities. When I first started learning, I was that guy. It took me some time to become comfortable and confident in my ability to read people. There are so many different gestures and expressions out there, that it seemed overwhelming. Then I learned how to make it easier.