What happens in the brain
At an event with several people, many women can quickly find out how these people relate to one another, who does not like someone and who else is conspicuous in their behavior and what may be the reason for this. MRI images clearly show why women communicate much more extensively than men. In women there are between 14 and 16 areas in the brain that can assess the communicative behavior of other people. Men only have 4 to 6 of such areas. This also explains why women communicate a lot more than men, the brain is literally made for it. Linked to this is the given ability, mentioned in the previous blog article, to be able to do several things at the same time. A woman can have a coffee, talk to friends on the phone and watch the news on TV, while she can also follow the conversation in the living room. She can also switch from one topic to the next with ease and use different pitches to emphasize the importance of a statement. You’d think this would make it easier for men to follow a layered conversation, but not everyone is equally skilled at this.
Learning to read body language
In order to be able to interpret body language signals and cues in the first place, the base line of every person must be determined and we also need to know what emotional state the person is in. The so-called „base line“ defines the normal posture of the individual person, i.e. the body tension, facial expressions and gestures that this person often displays in a relaxed state. When circumstances change, so does their body language, posture, and general expression, which can give a different picture. Determining this base line is the most complex basis for understanding body language, as it is precisely the „normal“ expressions that are the most crucial. Everything that deviates from this base line can be interpreted as a signal or cue for an impulse, a feeling, an emerging emotion or a thought. In this way, facts can be distinguished from imagination or fiction. Observing and analyzing your own body language can tell you a lot about your own feelings and what you actually think of a situation, a suggestion or an issue.
In our seminars, workshops, lectures, trainings and individual coaching, we teach all the possible cues and signals of body language; from handshakes, foot positions, gestures, facial expressions, as well as macro and micro expressions. With the help of such coachings, you can better interpret such cues, understand relationships differently and gain more insight into the deeper, real feelings and emotions of your fellow human beings and yourself.
You can read more about “decoding” individual non-verbal signals here in the blog soon.
What happens in the brain