According to “Forbes”, here are the 10 most common body language mistakes people make, and why you shouldn’t do them . . .
- Avoiding eye contact. You look like you’re hiding something, or don’t respect the other person.
- Slouching. It looks like your energy is zapped, and you have low self-esteem.
- A weak handshake. Which can signal a lack of authority.
- Crossing your arms. It makes you seem standoffish and not interested in what the other person is saying.
- Looking at the ground when you talk. It makes you seem weak and self-conscious.
- Angling your body away from the other person instead of facing them. It makes it seem like you want the conversation to end.
- Fidgeting. It makes you seem anxious.
- Standing too close. When you talk to someone, you should always be at least a foot-and-a-half away from them.
- Glancing at the clock. It makes you seem disinterested and arrogant.
- Frowning or scowling. You can do it unconsciously, and it makes it seem like you’re disagreeing with what someone said, which isn’t necessarily the case.