How good are you at interpreting nonverbal cues?

They are sad.

They are in a hurry.

They are trying to hide impatience.

They are pensive.

When the person you’re talking to is rubbing the corner of his or her eye it means that they:

Doubt your truthfulness.

Are worried.

Want to avoid answering your question.

Are in a hurry and would like to go now.

When your interlocutor pays close attention to your every move it means that:

They feel threatened.

They are bored to death.

They are stressed out.

They really want you to understand their feelings.

They invite you to flirt with them.

They feel hurt.

They want to create a distance and separate themselves from you.

They show how self-confident they are.

When your interlocutor picks up a random item from the table and starts looking at it intensively it means that:

They don’t feel comfortable and they are trying to hide it.

They are bored.

They are trying to suppress fury.

They are just playing, there’s no hidden meaning.

Is trying to impress you.

Enjoys the conversation a lot.

Is excited.

Shows off his or her self-confidence.

They are trying to intimidate you.

They don’t like you.

They are nervous.

They are very self-confident and know they are right.

If the person you’re talking to crosses his or her arms at their chest it means that:

They are tired of the conversation

They have a lot to say about the topic that’s being discussed.

They are defensive and try to distance themselves from you.

They are critical about your behaviour.


Ashamed and uneasy



When your interlocutor closes his or her hands into fists it means that:

They are getting angry, you’d better be careful.

They want a compromise, it’s a sign that they want to make an agreement.

They are neutral.

They have a positive attitude towards you.