How to Read Body Language?

  • 10 replies
    • angeleskarl0098
      angeleskarl0098
      Basic
      Joined: 14.01.2012 Posts: 116
      Originally posted by albertkasper2012
      Interested in learning how to read body language? Would you like to be able to tell when people are lying and understand people's intentions?
      Nice, is this true?
    • ihufa
      ihufa
      Gold
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      Piss off
    • roopopper
      roopopper
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Originally posted by ihufa
      Piss off
      lol short but sweet :f_biggrin:
    • albertkasper2012
      albertkasper2012
      Basic
      Joined: 04.01.2012 Posts: 40
      Thanks, anyways the art of being able to read body language is to be able to look at some one, pick up the signals, and at the same time not let on to that person you are doing this. If you do the person will become uncomfortable.

      One of the tip is by mimicking, when you are talking to someone, if they are mimicking your body position and action it means that they are comfortable in the situation and most likely interested by you and what you are saying.
    • Tarhonya
      Tarhonya
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 694
      I guess you're looking for this:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/live-poker/1045/1/
    • ihufa
      ihufa
      Gold
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      Ingi where are uuu!?

      we need banhammer
    • purplefizz
      purplefizz
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      ingy is on some well deserved vacation :D

      i haz the ban hammer now. muhahaha :D

      btw guys, i will move this to small talk section. GPD should only contain critically useful or epic threads.

      cheers,
      wendy
    • Fagin
      Fagin
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.05.2008 Posts: 544
      Reading body language is about learning and practice ..... lots of practice. You have to enjoy watching people, preferably when they are unaware of your observation of them but also when they are aware so that you can yourself become aware of the difference in their behaviour/body language.

      There have been numerous books written on the subject, some specifically related to poker, most less so but many are still interesting and useful reading.
    • nuktap
      nuktap
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.03.2011 Posts: 458
      Think that's important like read body language isn't send any signs or send lies ;)
    • Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 366
      Sorry for bump, if this Op is for real there are some pretty easy to find books on the subject. Body language is relatively easy to "learn" but 5 years of working with people has shown me that it is relatively shit to be book smart in body language.

      Working sales in menswear told me that when an old guy is wandering around with his hands behind is back, he's probably not going to buy anything unless something transfixes him so greatly that he picks it up with both hands, and if a customer has his arms crossed while you are talking, You are probably not going to make a sale (happens a lot.)

      Reading the books has taught me a very weak foundation of what body language is, going out and forcing people into awkward situations and studying the F*** out of those situations is better.

      Most importantly of all, if you can't intuitively tell when people are lying or not, you've got a lot of work ahead of you to find the power.

      Goodluck, Hope my noisy anecdotal evidence helps with clarity in the situation.

      Garet.