People behave the way they do and say the things they say for a reason whether they are consciously aware of it or not. With this in mind, you can try to figure what they are really trying to express, based on their body language and even more so when you are in a relationship.
The fact of the matter is that even if couples are aware that a relationship is vital when it comes to working out relationships, there are times when they are not comfortable to express their concerns in the relationship. And this is where being able to read your partner’s body language shines. So here are some of the things that you should take note of:
- Hands: People with their arms crossed over their chest are usually interpreted as people who are experiencing discomfort. This could be due to being uncomfortable with the person they are interacting with or it could be as simple as just feeling cold. While this gesture gives the impression that the person do not want to be approached, the hands also have their way of erecting a similar barrier. Obviously, if you see your partner with a clenched fist, it is bad news. He or she is probably holding back something. On the other hand, if you see your partner with both her hands in her lap, her palms are opened and up then she (or he) is opened or willing to talk. On the other hand, if you see your partner fiddling with his or her hands or any objects nearby then your partner is experiencing anxiety.
- Stance: If you see your partner standing with his or her feet shoulder width apart then rest assured that they are doing well and relaxed. Meanwhile, if he or she has one of her feet spread farther then he or she is showing strength and power. If both feet are closed together then the person is emotionally unstable and might be experiencing something unpleasant.
- How They Sit: The standard sitting position is having a straight back with unfolded legs and the thighs being slightly apart. From this position, if your partner starts to lean forward then it means that he is interested in what you're saying. If you see him or her leaning forward to a particular direction, chances are, that direction interests them more at that very moment. Always note the alignment or position of your partner’s legs as well as the knees since they will tell you or at least give you an idea about your partner’s interests. If you see your partner’s feet pointed at the direction of the door then they are probably interested in leaving the place. On the other hand, if their feet are pointed elsewhere then they are probably having an interest in the immediate surroundingsץ
Being able to read your partner’s body language helps a lot when it comes to communicating each other’s thoughts to one another.