One of the most powerful modes of communication in our day to day life is the non-verbal communication, which is otherwise termed as body language. A person has to understand the fundamentals of body language to remain successful in life and attain his goals.
We observe many couples living together in good or bad relationships immediately after their union. It is fascinating to find that some of them reach this stage quickly even without any direct interaction.
In our daily life we respond to the nonverbal cues projected by other people through their body language and draw conclusions about them by observing their body actions and reactions. All our suppressed inner feelings about ourselves and all those closely connected with us come to light through our body language.
Through body movements, eye contacts, gestures and facial expressions, we can communicate our intentions. With this skill that we develop in any particular situation, we can exhibit our level of confidence and communicate our motives, desires and intentions.
The power of body language can be observed from the emotional response created by it. Nonverbal indications projected by a person capable of powerful body language, creates all positive feelings like truthfulness, sincerity, skill level and leadership qualities.
From those indications we can correctly guess all types of activities that he indulges in and decide what level of success he can achieve. Normally people occupying influential political positions belong to this category, capable of projecting a powerful body language.
The emphasis here is for developing a skill for mastering effective body language, which most of the people normally ignore in their day to day life. But with such skills one can have a deeper understanding of the human feelings and achieve success in business dealings.
Those who have mastered in body language can effectively communicate and command the situations through gestures and body movements than verbal communications. There are two core body language types categorized as closed presence and open presence. One can master body language skills by analyzing their difference as interpreted below.
Closed presence body language
Normally we find this in people who fold their body around body central line running straight from the top of the body to feet. In such a physical presence the feet are positioned too close, arms held close to the body and hands held crossed on body or tightly positioned in front of the body.
In such situations the person exhibits small hand gestures close to the body, his shoulders will be rolled forward and his eyes will be focused below the eye level of the person he interacts. This closed presence sends message of lack of confidence, lack of power and lack of exposure to various situations.
An individual projecting this type of body language is the one who walks out of success line in his life or who has missed the best opportunities in life.
Open presence body language
The individuals in this category create a sense of authority, power, leadership, confidence and strength. The physical characteristics projected include their feet kept wide apart, with open hand gestures away from center line of the body, elbows held away from the body, straight positioning and focusing the eyes at the eye levels of the listeners.
These types of individuals are always observed to be attractive, powerful, intelligent and influential who reach the success line easily. To improve the body language with open presence, eye contact is the most important tool. The eye level should be positioned at the level of the listeners.
The next level of change is the hand gestures and facial expressions that should visually stimulate the listeners. The children can be taught to improve the body language by adopting some of the characteristics found in the open presence for achievements in their adulthood.
Mastery of effective and powerful body language is very important for interpersonal interactions and various successes in life without which, an individual is likely to be misunderstood and easily ignored.