Body language sometimes is an easier way of expressing feelings than spoken language. Body language is used in our everyday conversation, yet many people do not even realize what they are really "saying" about themselves. People may give their true feelings away by not being aware of their own body language. Research has shown that
people more readily pay attention to their impressions of how a person acts through body language than what is being said through words. Three easily detected actions that reveal a persons feelings are head nodding, leg shaking, and eye contact.
I've always been told the expression " just nod your head and smile" to look interested in a conversation. I've noticed that others, including myself, tend to follow such advice all too often. For example, to leave a good impression behind at a job interview, one must know, and to a certain extent control, his body language. Head nodding is used often in conversations since it can lead the person on the receiving end of the non- verbal communication to believe that he or she is really interested. Body language plays a major role in intuition as it gives us messages about others that we can interpret at an intuitive level. Head nodding discloses an indifference and lack of concern to the importance of the conversation .
When a person is talking, information is conveyed through body language at the same time. This extra non- verbal information can support the content of the message or may contradict it. For instance, nervous leg shaking expresses body language. Suppose a patient is in the waiting room at a dentist's office and is shaking his leg back and forth. When asked by the person sitting next to him, "Are you nervous?" He responds, "Certainly not". When someone contradicts his own words like this through body language, the non- verbal message is almost always regarded as true because it is very difficult to lie through body lan...