Body language can prove to be very useful when you're going out with someone for a professional or even for a casual meeting. However, there are some things that should be aware of if you want to cast an everlasting impression on the person you're planning to meet.
Here are some body language gestures that make people distrust you: 1. Tilting your head back
Tilting your head back is a sign of arrogance which is not pleasing at all for the other person.
via GIPHY 2. Listening without making eye contact
You may come across as duplicitous or uninterested if you do not make any eye contact while talking to people.
via GIPHY 3. Touching your face
Touching your face makes you look dishonest during conversations and meeting, so avoid doing it.
4. Nodding 'no' or shaking your head 'yes'
This usually means that you intend the opposite of what you're saying.
via GIPHY 5. Putting hands in your pockets or behind your back
This indicated that you are not a trustworthy person as it seems that you have something to hide.
via GIPHY 6. Gesturing too low
Avoid gesturing too low as it seems like that you're hiding something. Yes, that's how it's done.
7. Fig Leaf
Putting your hands in front of your genitals indicates fear, and like you have something to hide.
Source: Body Language Project 8. Palm down or closed fist
Palm down or closed fist indicates aggression and superiority. It also means that you are not interested or pleased with the person you are in conversation with.
Source: Popkey 9. Not moving your hands at all
They say that people who use gestures while talking are honest and well, if you don't move your hands at all, it means the opposite, i.e. you're lying and that's why you're holding them still.
via GIPHY 10. 'Closed' body
Closed body equals to crossed legs, folded arms, or anything concealing your body. Be careful while doing it as it might make you look dishonest, and displeased.
via GIPHY 11. Holding an object in front of you
In countries like the US, holding an object in front indicated that the person is closing himself off, where in Asian countries it denotes respect.
via GIPHY 12. Shrugging one shoulder
Shrugging one shoulder actually means that you're lying. Try avoiding it.
via GIPHY 13. Being stiff
Loosen up a little to connect with people you are with.
via GIPHY 14. Leaning back or away
If you lean back or away while meeting and conversations, it simply means that you object to that person or whatever he or she is saying.
via GIPHY 15. Moving away
Avoid creating a distance between you and the person you are talking to. It will help you connect with the other person well.
via GIPHY 16.Sitting directly across from the other person
If possible, sit at a 45 degree angle from the person you're talking to. This will not only make your conversations more collaborative but also less confrontational.
via GIPHY Now you know! H/T: Inc