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Genevieve Van Wyden worked for several years in a helping profession (social work). Working with children placed into foster care, Van Wyden had to learn to “read” others’ body language so she could understand everything that was being said, as well as what was not being said.
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Guide to Understanding Body Language

Nonverbal Expression of Cold Free Digital Photos Credit gnaur razvan ionut“She’s saying yes with her words, but her body’s saying, ‘Hah! No way, buddy!’"

Those can read the body language of other people have a distinct advantage in knowing what is truly being said -- along with what is NOT being said. Body language, otherwise known as “meta communication” is the nonverbal portion of our communication with others. Look at couples when you’re at the coffee shop and try to figure out what’s going on, just by reading body language. One couple might be trying to communicate a loving relationship, but their body language says something completely different. The woman sitting, playing with her hair and staring intently at the guy across the shop is communicating attraction -- all without saying a word. These Bright Hub guides can give you more information about understanding body language.

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