12 Negative Body Language Signals to Avoid

If you’re not taking body language into consideration then you could be transmitting the wrong messages and limiting your advancement in life.

A few of us are in a denial mode and focus on the product but not on our personal presentation, believing that we can all be forgiven by producing something that is unquestionably excellent.

It’s bazaar, however, what we do not understand is that everyone is communicating through their body all the time. We may get caught up in thoughts and neglect this vital part of our communication.

Small movements are accompanied by massive non-verbal cues that are telling the world about us.

A nonverbal message can be easily seen it is obvious that you smile or frown because you’re content or sad.

Other nonverbal communications are recognized but is not understood by the people around us – smiling, however your face appears rigid; you look at yourself in a shaky way.

Certain things happen in a single instance It is when you only need to change your hair’s position one time prior to speaking.

Some other things happen frequently and you are constantly changing your clothing while you talk.


12 Negative Body Language Signals

As someone who was employed for an extended period with human resources, I’m here to advise you, that even in the parking lot , where cameras are set up, and in the foyer, where you are waiting for the receptionist to start your appointment the presentation is already started.

In addition, with social networking both online and offline, never being able to tell who is whom, the entire world is currently an arena. This is why we have 12 commonly used negative body language signs that you may not have noticed that could hinder your progress in your life.


1. Rubbing or Touching Your Nose Repeatedly

It’s not just caused through allergies. It can be caused by blood pressure increases because of a variety of causes in addition to increasing the flow of blood to the skin, which in turn increases the size of the cells, in particular those in the mast cell.

It can detract from how you portray yourself and your your presentation It could result in you to lose confidence from people who trust your abilities. Also known as cue to lie the public may have a difficult time to easily accept your words or images.

If at all possible put your hands away of your face.


2. Touching or Fixing Your Hair

Like number one, the second concerns touching your face, especially to groom yourself. Making your hair straight or touching your hair at all will signal you’re not confident or uncertain.

You weren’t ready before you started.

There’s the confident side of hair styles seen on informationmercials, but there aren’t many settings where don’t look like poor acting. Whatever grooming you want to do, do it in privacy, at least away from those you’ll be communicating to or around.


3. Biting Your Lip

I was thinking of telling people to not bite their nails, but it is a simple possibility to avoid. However, there are people who do bite their lips without even realizing they are doing it. I’ve seen people on podiums do it and sometimes it just happens for a moment.

Very few people chew their lips in front of other people.

I’ve observed some do this in their private vehicles at stop lights . I can imagine them stressing over something they’ve completed or are planning to do. However, if you bite your lips even once at a gathering could indicate that you’re unsure or not confident.

You or your presentation is going to lose credibility in the eyes of your audience.


4. Covering Your Mouth

It happens at conferences during interviews and during meetings without any obvious warning. Sometimes , people appear to be deep in thinking. However, it can affect your image since it’s being increasingly associated with lies or deceitfulness.

This is the most obnoxious thing you could do. Another thing that is less bad is that you’re displaying a lack of the utmost care, but also a lack of confidence.

When you do when you’re stressed about something, you could be adding to the problem if you’re in a position where you need to appear confident. Do not appear to be worrying, or a bit off guard.


5. Scratching

Scratching your head a bit is not a problem and harmless, but when you do it only once it conveys the impression of uncertainty.

Many people scratch their arms or necks for the same reason they scratch their noses. If their blood pressure is upwards, the mast cells start to release histamine and you may experience that itchy , swollen skin feeling.

As someone who’s experienced occasional hives to time during difficult situations, I can attest to the causes and effects.

If you are in front of your colleagues, be careful not to scratch, as if you’re in a position where trust and confidence are important it is possible to lose your the trust of your peers.


6. Rubbing or Holding Earlobes

This is a sign I’ve witnessed in interviews or in meetings that I didn’t pay any focus to but was a surprise because it was it was a unkind body language expression.

I’ve observed this as an act of thoughtfulness like someone is deep thinking about some issue, and was pondering their options.

But, it could also be seen as a sign that someone is worried and is about to be in deceit. In the simplest sense, it is thought to be an act of self-soothing action that is triggered by an increase in blood pressure, and release of histamine.


7. Pinching Nose

Your nose’s rubbing can be distracting from the experience, but it is also a good idea to pinch your nose.

I’ve seen this practiced by people who were interviewing me as well as by teachers who are giving lectures. It was something I did not consider it a big deal however, it’s thought to be a detriment off your confidence image.

At the very minimum, performed once, it’s an indication that you’ve committed mistakes and have lost a bit of your focus. You might have been able to walk into the room in a calm manner and poise, but something is going wrong for a short time. You’re sliding.


8. Crossing Your Ankles

A majority of people have heard of the notion that crossing your legs and arms is a sign of closing off or defensive gesture.

In a relationship and at meetings, it is considered to be an unfavourable. But even a slight stray from your ankles may be taken as a negative sign and even if you believed that you were trying to make yourself feel comfortable.

I did this sitting in an office chair for about a couple of minutes, and attempted to examine myself and the way I felt. I think there’s some validity to this as an act of self-soothing. You’re making yourself feel comfortable.

If you’re conducting a presentation while you are standing or in a meeting , and you are sitting, it’s simple to do the same. A person who notices it may take it as a sign that you’ve got something to conceal or that you’re not at ease or are unsure.

If you’re trying to get people to be a part of you and your concept it is possible that you have put a pause you were on your quest, therefore it’s best avoid to put your arms or legs as well as your ankles.


9. Locking Your Fingers Behind Your Head

I’ve seen guys do this particularly at times, on dates or during a business lunch.

It could be somebody who is leaning back, comfortable or confidently I’m sure however, it can be read differently. This particular male gesture can be taken to mean that someone is poised to take a pounce.

It could also be seen as an intimidating and defensive act. Therefore, regardless of the context it is best to avoid doing it unless you are at home or with your friends It shouldn’t be used when you are with your peers at interviews or in meetings.

It’s not confidence that’s being projected. Self-protection is a defensive posture.


10. Picking

No matter if you pull your fingernails or reach for the edge or the bottom of your wallet, it is a sign of stress.

In times of stress the body starts sending signals to do anything, or anything. It’s the fight or flight response.

Breathe deeply and relax your mind.

Think of something pleasant to you that can ease stress. Refocus yourself. Don’t let anxiety affect your presentation.


11. Fidgeting

Fidgeting goes beyond just being nervous in your chair It is any swift and close to the body’s movement. You can fidget with your clothes, our hair as well as our pen. We can grip and clench our hands. It is possible to shift the weight of our body from one foot to foot.

It’s the stress that triggers a fight or flight response. It is important to be relaxed. Every moment of fumbling could damage confidence of others in your appearance. Therefore, leave the bouncing on your feet and the frequent adjustments to your clothes to the green room.

Better yet, you can abandon them all together since you have a the right to feel secure and confident.


12. Becoming Rigid

I put this one last because it’s quite different from the other options and something that we don’t consider doing by themselves yet we witness other people doing. We often ignore it as just being stressed.

Simply tell your child to remain still and you may see this exaggerated hardening and hardening of the facial muscles when they tighten their teeth.

Their muscles in their legs, arms and toes can become extremely stiff.

If we attempt to put down our fidgeting or grabbing and trying to remain like a child, we may make a mistake and become rigid. If we try to smile to conceal our feelings of sadness or worry, muscles could become stiff.

This is the exact opposite to the image that we desire. If we are rigid and rigid, we look like an alert , but fearful rabbit out in the field, as a bird’s silhouette moves over us.

Relaxing and being open, being comfortable and feeling assured and confident are the best way to go.