The book, “What every BODY is saying” by ex FBI agent Joe Navarro is a fascinating read for professionals who are always dealing with people.
Here are step-by-step on Reading Human Body Language.
Commandment 1: Be a competent observer of your environment.
Commandment 2: Observing in context is the key to understanding nonverbal behavior.
Commandment 3: Learn to recognize and decode nonverbal behaviors that are universal.
Commandment 4: Learn to recognize and decode idiosyncratic nonverbal behaviors.
Commandment 5: When you interact with others, try to establish their baseline behaviors.
There are up to 10 commandments in the book, I am sharing few tricks with the ladies in identifying truly a confident man.
Above: Often seen with high-status individuals, the thumb sticking out of the pocket is a high-confidence display. Thumbs in the pocket indicate low status and confidence. Just observe thumbs in the pockets and you will know who is truly confident.
Above: Often used as a sign of insecurity or social discomfort, thumbs in the pocket transmit this message readily. Low confidence males often display this classic nervous posture. This male is truly not self-confident with this pose.
So ladies, if you are out on a date and you see your date posing certain way, keep some mental note.
Above: Exception to the rule on thumb hiding. Genital framing is a powerful dominance display. In essence, it is saying, “Check me out, I am a virile male.” Using the hands to frame the genitals is often seen with young males and females during the courtship years. It is simple way to show confidence if the males are secure with themselves with a girl.