In seduction mode
Pay attention to body language
If Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, it is also a time for seduction. And, unless you’re a real Casanova, it’s not always easy to seduce a person you like. The first step is to be able to recognize the intentions and desires of the other person. Here is a short lesson in what body language experts call “synergology”.
Signs of interest
- Having dilated pupils
- Looking straight into the eyes of the other person
- Chewing on the lower lip, or moistening it with the tongue
- Smiling spontaneously or laughing wholeheartedly
- Playing with the hair (a woman), lifting it into a bun
- Putting a hand on the nape of the neck or casually touching an earlobe
- Caressing the inside of the arm or the torso
- Placing the hands on the hips
- Holding the hands open towards the other person
- Leaning slightly towards the other person, in a sitting position
Signs of hesitation
- Having constricted pupils (boredom)
- Looking away regularly during the conversation (lack of interest)
- Crossing the arms, legs, or ankles (mistrust/resistance)
- Unconsciously touching the edge of the mouth with the index finger (uncertainty)
- Placing hair behind the ears (caution)
- Scratching the earlobe (preoccupied)
- Scratching the nose (lies)
What is synergology?
This discipline involves analyzing the small movements of the face and body as a way to interpret a person’s underlying emotions. It can be a very useful analysis, considering that more than 50 percent of inter-personal communications are non-verbal.