1 What Your Body Language Says About You

“There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body.”

William Shakespeare

Feeling hot, engaged, and passionate? Feeling low, aloof, and cool? You don’t need to answer that question. Your body says it all.

Standing proud and strutting your stuff indicates that you’re ready and raring to go, while slumping your shoulders and shuffling your feet shows that you’re carrying a heavy load. Hanging out on the sidelines with your arms crossed, a frown on your face, and your head burrowed into your chest suggests you’re suspiciously watchful; meanwhile, engaging with a group of people, using open gestures and animated expressions, ...

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