Take a journey deep inside the intriguing world of non-verbal communication. As human beings, our bodies communicate our inner emotions and feelings in ways that can often be easily seen by others, but at other times, are barely visible.
On every continent and in every ethnicity, expressions of emotions such as happiness, surprise, anger and fear are universally recognized. These expressions are hard-wired into our facial muscles for reasons that have everything to do with human evolution and survival of the species. To the trained observer, the way people move can be more revealing than the things people say.
We all use our intuition when trying understand another person’s intentions or needs. We watch the way they walk, and how they stand. We look for their eye-contact and whether they appear comfortable or anxious. But when intuition is augmented by scientifically based observational techniques, the picture becomes much more clear.
These techniques are increasingly being used in the worlds of law enforcement, surveillance and security, as well as politics and commerce. Understanding the “non-verbals” of the people we encounter gives us an edge that can mean the difference between a sale or a no-sale, between an election victory or defeat, between safety and danger, and even between a successful or doomed relationship.
Body Language Decoded features interviews with some of the world’s leading experts in human communication including Humintell’s own Dr. David Matsumoto.