We don’t always realize what we’re doing with our legs, our hands, or our facial expressions while other people are around us. It may not even cross our minds that these things are important. But body language can really say a lot about your personality and feelings.
And it can only help you make a good impression and land your dream job or, conversely, make people want to avoid you.
We believe that there are certain body language habits that you should unlearn that can have a positive effect on your life. Let’s see what these habits are!
Bad Body Language Behaviors To Avoid
Your posture can say a lot about your level of self-confidence. If you are careless, it will show that you feel insecure. If you don’t correct your posture, bending over can become a habit, and it will do so even if you are not in a situation that bothers you. And people can still see this as a sign of low self-esteem.
Crossing Your Legs Or Arms
It is natural for many people to cross their arms and legs when sitting down. However, if you are talking to someone, you can get defensive. You can send a message that you are unwilling to interact with another person or listen to what they have to say, or that you are uncomfortable in their presence.
If you keep your arms and legs uncrossed and your hands visible, you will appear more confident.
Whether it’s a habit you have all the time or just something you do in stressful situations to comfort yourself, you should try to stop worrying.
If you curl your hair, touch rings, tap your fingers and toes, or constantly check your watch during an important conversation or meeting, it may seem like you are bored and prefer to be elsewhere.
Rubbing Your Neck
Rubbing your neck can be something you do to relieve stress. Or maybe you’re just doing it to relieve tension in that area, even if there’s nothing you’re anxious about.
In any case, be aware of what you are doing with your hands and try to avoid it as much as possible. Otherwise, you can reveal your anxiety and discomfort to others.
Biting Your Fingernails
Another habit that lets other people know that you are nervous is biting your nails. It can help you relieve stress, but it will also reveal how you feel. In addition, it can be distracting to the person you are talking to and can even be repulsive.
Lastly, it will damage the condition of your nails. And since people judge you on your appearance, you can make a bad impression.
Not Enough Or Too Much Eye Contact
Avoiding eye contact can show that you don’t trust or like someone, and it may even appear that you are not trustworthy. On the other hand, looking intently into the other person’s eyes can seem aggressive and annoying. Instead, take a series of long looks.
Have you noticed any of these body language habits in yourself or someone else? What impression do people who do these things usually give you? We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments!