To wrap up the week I’m going to talk a little bit about your mouth and how it pertains to body language. Your mouth gives away a myriad of incredibly signals but very few people realize, or have control over, the movements they make with their mouths.
The mouth can easily be hidden with papers or with a person’s hand but is something most can’t control unless they’re physically touching it. Smiling involves the entire face while fake facial expressions only involve the mouth. Here are a few things to look for when you assess a person’s face – specifically the mouth.
These are, again, only a few examples of how the mouth is used in studying body language. You may see people poking their tongues out, chewing on pens or pencils, pursing their lips, biting their nails, or even covering with their hands. Each has something significant to say and it’s up to you to determine what each action really means in your own situational contexts.
Originally published: 27 November, 2009
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