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10 Body Language Cues That Can Instantly Give You Away

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Do you know that no matter how hard you try, there are a few body language cues that can immediately give you away, no matter how hard you try?Can other people “read your body language like a book” (the title of a best-selling book from the 1960s)?

Not really. Body language is not a true “language.” In other words, there is no one single meaning to a particular nonverbal cue.

There are, however, some cues that an astute person can use to infer what you are thinking or feeling. Nonverbal communication expert psychologist Paul Ekman distinguishes between true smiles (what he calls “Duchenne smiles”) and fake smiles.Duchenne smiles indicate true happiness.

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