Body language is a complex topic that’s often hard to define.
But according to research from psychology professor Daniel Gilbert, it’s a key factor in understanding body language.
Read MoreWhen you’re thinking about body language in a particular situation, you can easily see where your thoughts might be coming from.
“Body language is really about how you are expressing your emotions,” said Gilbert.
“What you’re saying is: I’m afraid, I’m feeling, I want to fight, I like to fight.
That’s a lot of things you can say in body language.”
Body language can be used to tell you how someone is feeling, what they’re thinking, and where they are in their thoughts.
It’s not always obvious what body language means, but what you’re really doing is asking for help from others.
“People have a tendency to take things to heart without asking,” said Professor Gilbert.
“But you can’t really see what’s going on in someone’s mind.”
When you use body language to ask for help, you’re also asking for that help to be there.
“There’s no need to pretend that you’re being kind, or nice,” said University of Sydney professor Dan Gilbert.
Instead, if you’re using body language well, you should be doing so in a positive way.
“You should say ‘Thank you, I appreciate that.
I appreciate your attention’,” he said.”
And you should also be very polite.”
It’s important to be mindful of your body language when you’re doing anything that could make someone feel uncomfortable.
“Don’t overuse it,” said Dr Dan Gilbert, professor of psychology at the University of NSW.
“It can be very distracting and it’s not a good way to communicate your feelings.
It’s also a very difficult way to say ‘thank you’.”
What to do when you need helpThe best advice is to be open about how uncomfortable you are, said Dr Gilbert.
If you feel like you’re not getting the help you need, talk to someone about it.
“We’ve seen that body language can really help with the feeling of discomfort,” said Dan Gilbert.
“And it’s also important to know that when you feel anxious, you may not be able to control your body.”
Try not to be overly concerned about it,” he said.”
Instead, just keep your head down and take it easy.
“The body language will tell you what you need,” he added.
“So it’s actually very simple.”
You don’t need to be in a fight for helpThe body that we’re sitting on, it seems, doesn’t need any help to feel comfortable.
“When we’re feeling a bit anxious or distressed, our body will often respond in a very positive way,” said Daniel Gilbert.
It can help you relax when you do have a fight in your gut.
“You may think you’re in a lot more danger than you are.
If your body is relaxed, it can actually feel better,” he explained.
You can also try taking some time to think about what your body looks like when you are feeling a particular way.
“It can actually help you see where you might be feeling a little down,” he continued.
“For example, if we’re worried about being in a bad mood, and you can think of a bright colour that’s really bright, and a bright thing that’s very calming, that’s the kind of thing you can do to try to make yourself feel better.”
If you have questions about body-language, contact Dan Gilbert at [email protected]