Language allows us to read, write and even think in a certain way.
As far as we can tell, human beings are the only creatures alive on this planet that truly have this ability. This incredible skill gave humans the advantage that put-us-on-top and, if measured in evolutionary timescale, it’s brand new. This incredible skill gave humans the advantage that put-us-on-top and, if measured in evolutionary timescale, it’s brand new.
We’re not saying that animals and other creatures don’t communicate - they definitely do. However, the way they communicate is much closer to body language than it is to verbal communication. Not so long ago we human beings were just like them. Deep inside us this form of communication is still strong but is now more commonly used to emphasize (or contradict) what we say. An angry man shakes his fist, a depressed girl sits slumped in her chair, and a soldier stands up straight – ready to take on the enemy. Yes, human body language is alive and well.
"Millions of words have been written about why we have body language and why we do what we so.
For example: Psychologists and psychiatrists believe that when we lie our bodies experience stress so we sweat, when we’re attracted to someone we assume postures we believe others will find attractive. When frightened or aggressive we try and make ourselves look bigger. These are just a few explanations.
Is the reasoning true? Well we don’t know, but we do know that they do happen. People do get itchy lips and noses when they lie.
To demystify body language it is enough to know that it is real and that it works. We haven’t prepared these web pages to convince you that body language is real – just how to understand this intriguing form communication. "