Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor In my articles, I spend a lot of time giving you tips, tricks, and techniques to motivate and persuade your lovers see here , here , here , here, here , here, and here. I also discuss strategies to attract Mr. To use these tips and tactics, however, requires a bit of interpersonal sensitivity - what dating coaches might call "calibration".
Such sensitivity, feedback, and adaptation is essential for any interpersonal influence - even love. After all, the idea is to see whether you've had an emotional effect on a desired partner.
Do they like you? Do they love you? Are they going to say yes to a date, marriage proposal, or weekend vacation? In general, nonverbal communication is usually an honest display of feelings much more so than words. So, below I am going to teach you how to read basic body language for dating and persuasion success.
Learn to read your partner and make the right moves! According to Navarro , body language behaviors are guided by very primitive parts of our brain - called the limbic system. Essentially, this system tells us when we are comfortable or uncomfortable, and readies our bodies to pursue what is attractive and run or fight what is not.
Given that, in a dating and persuasion context, we can use very simple body language cues to decide what our partner is feeling. These limbic system signals are particularly important for romance, because that part of our brain is also responsible for our feelings of love Fisher, Aron, Brown, So, how do you know when your partner's brain is happy? You look for clusters of positive or negative body language. Below are some cues to look for: Positive body language - your partner might move towards you and decreasing the space between you two, if he or she likes what you are doing or asking.
In addition, other liking behavior can include: Negative body language - your partner might move away from you and create space between you two, if he or she dislikes what you are doing or asking. In addition, other behaviors that signal dislike include: Using Body Language in Dating and Relating When you are trying to figure out how your partner feels about you or your approach, look for combinations of the behaviors above called clusters.
Generally, when you see a couple of "positive" cues from the list above, you can bet your partner's limbic system is firing in the "good", happy, and loving direction. Generally, they are happy about you and your behavior towards them. In contrast, when you see a couple of "negative" cues from the list above, you can bet your partner's limbic system is firing in the "bad", uncomfortable, or disturbed direction. Use that information as feedback. It might be a good idea to change your approach or wait for a better mood.
Personally, I have begun to see these general non-verbal behaviors from my partner as "green lights" positive body language and "red lights" negative body language. When I see "green lights" body language from my partner, I keep going with what I am doing or asking. I proceed, knowing they are feeling positive about me and my behavior. However, when I see "red lights", I stop what I'm doing and change my behavior - until I get green lights again.
It also makes sure you are responsive to your partner's feelings, even when he or she doesn't communicate them in words. This helps with your sensitivity, awareness, and empathy in each situation. It also helps you be more persuasive - knowing to time your questions, requests, and desires when a partner is happy and agreeable. Conclusion Paying attention to clusters of simple body language cues can go a long way in dating. Use them to tell how your partner feels. Pick your actions accordingly for maximum success.
In the end, you will be more empathetic, attractive, and persuasive! Make sure you get the next article too! I keep my friends informed: Finally, remember to share, like, tweet, and comment below.