How to look for signs of rejection or being dismissive

I Brushing hand across knee or thigh as though brushing away crumbs . Those invisible crumbs could be symbolic of your thoughts or ideas . I Shrugging. This gesture really does mimic a throwing off of ideas or situations . If they do this in reply to your idea or conversation, it's likely they're casting it off, but it could apply to their own speech, so look for the moment of shrug and what's being said at the time I Head shaking. This mimics a child rejecting the breast and is one of the most...

Your manipulative body language techniques

In the '80s, budding salesmen and entrepreneurs were taught how to take control of meetings with powerful body language techniques These included gems like the power shake, where they fought to get their hand on top in the shake, and the eye-stare, where you engaged your victim in an eye-contact stand-off with the loser being the one who looked away first These are now quite rightly deemed corny and too much like testosterone-fuelled posturing to have a place in modern life . However, there are...