Body language

9 Body Language Mistakes That Can Give Others the Wrong Impression of You

9 Body Language Mistakes That Can Give Others the Wrong Impression of You
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

It’s been said that people form an impression of you within the first 30 seconds of meeting you. And our body language is more important for making a good impression than what we say, verbally. So, it’s important that we focus on the person we are meeting from the very first moment rather than try to reverse a bad impression at a later date. Not that correcting a bad impression is undoable, but why resort to that when you can enchant someone from the get-go?

15 Body Language Cues That Can Help Us Read and Understand Others Better

15 Body Language Cues That Can Help Us Read and Understand Others Better
Psychology
2 years ago

Although we are beings that ask for and seek explanations through words, this is not always a prerequisite to obtaining the information we want or need. By paying attention to what other people’s gestures, movements, and body language in general say, we can complement the spoken information, refute it, or even obtain more data than what is provided.

8 Body Language Tips That Can Make You Seem More Self-Confident

8 Body Language Tips That Can Make You Seem More Self-Confident
Psychology
2 years ago

Body language is a powerful and effective method to communicate messages in a subtle way. In fact, it’s just as powerful as words, and even more so if you manage to combine them properly, like when we try to look confident in front of others. With our posture, gestures, and movements, we can convince others that we’re confident, even if deep down we actually feel a little nervous or tired. Whether we want to make the best impression on our next date or at our next job interview, paying attention to our body language is the key to making any of these things happen.

10 Terrible Body Language Habits That Everyone Needs to Kick

10 Terrible Body Language Habits That Everyone Needs to Kick
Psychology
4 years ago

We don’t always notice what we’re doing with our legs, our hands, or our facial expression while other people are around us. It might not even cross our mind that those things are important. But body language can actually say a lot about your personality and feelings. And it might just help you make a good impression and get the job of your dreams, or, on the contrary, make people want to avoid you.

10+ Simple Ways to Read People’s Body Language

10+ Simple Ways to Read People’s Body Language
Psychology
5 months ago

Sometimes, even the smallest things we do with our body parts can send an important message to the people around us. Even though we don’t do them consciously, some gestures can honestly describe how we feel inside and say a lot about us. Understanding body language can be helpful in various situations, so it’s important to know what these things mean.

Parents Should Ask Babies for Permission Before Changing Their Diapers, Expert Reveals

Parents Should Ask Babies for Permission Before Changing Their Diapers, Expert Reveals

Newborns typically need their diapers changed every 2–3 hours, adding up to a total of around 8000 diapers until they are ready for potty training. Deanne Carson, a prominent Australian researcher, educator, author, and mother, has suggested that parents should ask their babies for permission before changing their diapers. This viewpoint has sparked a debate and raised some eyebrows about the potential benefits of such an approach. Let’s explore why asking such a question could potentially have a positive influence on babies.

How to Get All the Respect You Need in a Few Tricks

How to Get All the Respect You Need in a Few Tricks
Tips & tricks
9 months ago

Respect. Everybody wants it, right? But that doesn’t mean we get the fair share of respect we think we deserve. What if I told you that there are some easy tricks you can use in your daily life to be more respected? We’re going to break down some classic body language that automatically conveys more self-confidence. And who knows, maybe you’ll walk out of this article acting like a queen or king yourself.

6 Small Things That Instantly Make Us 10 Times More Attractive

6 Small Things That Instantly Make Us 10 Times More Attractive
Girls stuff
year ago

When it comes to people’s tastes, things aren’t always predictable. What is attractive to one person might not be appealing to another. However, some small and insignificant things somehow manage to attract people, like magnets. But it’s refreshing to see that 90-60-90, otherwise known as the “perfect measurement” for women, will not be included on this list.

15 Psychological Signs Someone Likes You, Even in the Earliest Stages

15 Psychological Signs Someone Likes You, Even in the Earliest Stages
Psychology
year ago

We may all feel insecure or uncertain when we begin new relationships, wondering if someone really likes us. None of us are mind readers, but our bodies and psychology can be telling. Luckily, there are some signs that clearly answer this question and can subtly let us know how someone really feels about us. At Bright Side, we want you to be at ease and confident in your relationships. So we’re sharing these little-known signs to look out for in new relationships.

10 Psychological Tips to Know If Your Partner Really Loves You

10 Psychological Tips to Know If Your Partner Really Loves You
Relationships
2 years ago

An American survey found that approximately 34% of people claim to have experienced love at first sight. It is universally known that love is the deepest emotion we can feel that requires both compassion and affection. As a result, it is crucial for us to know whether our partner we have invested time in is in love with us. As Bright Side strives to spread love throughout its audience, we decided to share these psychological tips on how to tell if your partner really loves you.

7 Body Signs That a Person Is Not Trustworthy

7 Body Signs That a Person Is Not Trustworthy
Psychology
year ago

Regardless of the conversation, people can’t always control the messages their bodies convey. Understanding body language basics can help you identify significant behavioral red flags before putting time and effort into social interaction. After reading our article, you’ll finally discover if that lovely neighbor next door is truly as sweet as they seem to be.

Why Some of Us Decide to Treat Our Pets Like Children, and Why Specialists Are Warning Us to Stop

Why Some of Us Decide to Treat Our Pets Like Children, and Why Specialists Are Warning Us to Stop
Animals
2 years ago

The term “fur baby” appeared not very long ago, and since then it’s started gaining traction. Traditional families are changing. In 2012, 40% of women didn’t have kids. But we still need someone to love, so people are choosing their pets as family members and they have started treating them like their babies. The research showed that even the brain chemistry is similar to traditional parenting.

8 Cool Psychological Tricks to Read People’s Minds

8 Cool Psychological Tricks to Read People’s Minds
Psychology
2 years ago

We’ve all had moments where we wished we could read what others were thinking, pretending we were superheroes that could read minds. But what if we told you that you can actually read people just by observing their body language?Despite the power of words, sometimes they can be translated differently with the wrong body movements or gestures. Yet, most of our body language is connected to our subconscious mind, and we find ourselves doing things that come out so naturally, we only realize it after doing it.

10 Things Dogs Might Know Even Before We Do That Prove Underestimating Them Is a Huge Mistake

10 Things Dogs Might Know Even Before We Do That Prove Underestimating Them Is a Huge Mistake
Animals
3 years ago

We’ve all heard before that “dogs are man’s best friend.” The saying has become a common belief that has transcended time and space, and there might be a reason for it. Dogs devote their undivided attention to their humans so much so that they end up adapting to them and getting to know their every behavior and mood. Thus, in addition to giving us moments of play and company, they have become our best allies and faithful accomplices in our adventures.

10 Mistakes You Probably Make When Fighting With Your Partner

10 Mistakes You Probably Make When Fighting With Your Partner
Relationships
3 years ago

Happy couples argue too. In fact, couples who do are more likely to stay together than couples who avoid facing their issues. While they may quarrel about the same things as ordinary couples, the way happy couples fight actually sets them apart from others. They choose their battles by quarreling about things that they can find solutions to rather than focusing on difficult issues. But there are also other things to be wary of when fighting with your partner.

Psychologists Point Out 8 Signs That Show If Someone Is Secretly Attracted to You

Psychologists Point Out 8 Signs That Show If Someone Is Secretly Attracted to You
Psychology
3 years ago

Being liked is a desire we all have, but we’re not all very good at showing it. Figuring out whether your co-workers or even your crush likes you can be a hard task at times. Luckily, there are some not-so-obvious signs that show if somebody is quite fond of you. For example, if they play with a random thing while they talk to you, they might have a crush on you.

9 Subtle Signs That Someone Secretly Doesn’t Like You

9 Subtle Signs That Someone Secretly Doesn’t Like You
Psychology
3 years ago

If you are not very sure if a person is fond of you or not, and you can’t ask them directly, we will give you some tips. Pay very close attention to the way somebody talks to you or the gestures they make. For example, if they purse their lips while talking, this may show a feeling of discomfort or anxiety.

8 Habits That Can Tell Strangers Too Much About You

8 Habits That Can Tell Strangers Too Much About You
Curiosities
3 years ago

After many tests and lots of paperwork, researchers have noticed some connections between habits and personality traits. Punctuality, the way a person carries a bag, or how one attaches a roll of toilet paper can say a little more about character than you think. In fact, you can become a modern Sherlock Holmes and surprise someone with not-so-obvious conclusions based on their everyday habits.

15 Red Flags That Could Mean Your Partner Is Trying to Destroy Your Self-Esteem

15 Red Flags That Could Mean Your Partner Is Trying to Destroy Your Self-Esteem
Relationships
3 years ago

Self-esteem and self-confidence are different things according to psychologists. We can be highly self-confident and yet can have profoundly low self-esteem, like for example many celebrities, who can perform before an audience of thousands but then damage themselves with an unhealthy lifestyle. In a relationship, our self-esteem may be influenced by our partner, and they can have a hand in both destroying it and increasing it for us.

10 Ways to Win the Minds and Hearts of People Without Saying a Single Word

10 Ways to Win the Minds and Hearts of People Without Saying a Single Word
Psychology
3 years ago

If you want to convince someone of something, speak in a low voice. Low-pitched voices have more influence on people and work when trying to make them agree with you. At the same time, don’t forget about using pauses and changing the volume of your voice, drawing attention to the most important moments. All these tips show people that you know what you’re talking about.

11 Subtle Gestures That Can Reveal a Person Is Insecure Right Away

11 Subtle Gestures That Can Reveal a Person Is Insecure Right Away
Psychology
3 years ago

People don’t like to show their weaknesses, so in difficult moments, we try to hide our insecurities and show others that we are in control of the situation and that we feel comfortable. However, words alone aren’t enough for these purposes — body language can reveal the real emotions and feelings of a person.

Why Saying “I Know How You Feel” Can Do More Harm Than Good

Why Saying “I Know How You Feel” Can Do More Harm Than Good
Psychology
3 years ago

If a kid comes home crying because she had a fight with her friend, a mother might try to assure her that she’s not alone by saying, “I know how horrible you feel, I had a fight with my own friend once too.” If Rachel tells her best friend Monica that she just got fired, Monica might say, “I know you feel sad, I’ve gotten laid off before too. But look at me now, I have a great job.” But by saying that you understand exactly what they’re going through can sometimes hurt more than it makes them feel better.

10+ Psychological Tricks That Will Make People Flock to You

10+ Psychological Tricks That Will Make People Flock to You
Psychology
3 years ago

Humans are social beings. We crave interaction because it’s a synonym of well-being, entertainment, and support, and while there are naturally sociable people, most of us have difficulty starting conversations, talking in public, and making new friends. The good news is that there are a few psychological tricks you can learn to attract people around you and be the center of attention, like matching body language, wear red clothes, or even chewing gum.

What Makes It So Hard to Avoid Touching Your Face

What Makes It So Hard to Avoid Touching Your Face
Curiosities
4 years ago

At times we want to control our gestures and movements, but since many of them are unintentional, for example using our hands to express our feelings, it might be trickier than expected. Think about touching your face, for instance, which is one of the most common reactions for the human body, and it goes so unnoticed that it might surprise you to know how many times we do it every day.

15+ Mixed Signals We Get From Our Bodies That Often Make Us Feel Awkward

15+ Mixed Signals We Get From Our Bodies That Often Make Us Feel Awkward
Curiosities
4 years ago

If you disable the sound while watching movies, you can notice how much we actually use our facial expressions and body language. The information communicated this way is easily received by other people and it gives an emotional context to our words and actions. Joe Navarro, an expert at non-verbal communication, reveals the secrets for how to manipulate people to get them to do what you want in his books and public speeches.

14 Psychological Tricks That Can Make Anyone Fall for You

14 Psychological Tricks That Can Make Anyone Fall for You
Psychology
2 years ago

Becoming the soul of company might seem like an impossible mission at first. We might think that we need some natural charisma or talent to be liked by the people around us. But actually, being likable is something that we can easily train for by putting some effort, imagination, and improvisation into the process.

9 Psychological Tricks to Help You Get the Upper Hand in Any Situation

9 Psychological Tricks to Help You Get the Upper Hand in Any Situation
Psychology
4 years ago

There is a reason why classical literature authors put so much attention into the movements of the eyebrows and eyelashes of their characters. Modern researchers have proven that we transfer up to 93% of information non-verbally. By the way, non-verbal communication is not just our body language and mimics, but even the smells and the objects we surround ourselves with.

7 Tricks to Detect Lies on the Spot

7 Tricks to Detect Lies on the Spot
Psychology
4 years ago

Even if we’re lying convincingly, our body tells it all. And this is usually because body language is simply ignored by a liar, who instead, puts all their focus on their words and facial expressions just like any other person. Psychologists believe that the key to detecting lies is revealed in body language for this reason, and if we shift our attention to it, we can catch just about any fib.