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Are there any reliable body language "tells"?

22/02/2023 10:27 PM | Click to read full article

There’s a lot of misinformation about body language sloshing around in the information ocean that is the internet. The most fundamental wrong-headed idea is that you can reliably read the body language of strangers simply by knowing a few universal "tells." Sadly, this is the bad news: Body language is multi-determined, for the most part, meaning that a gesture might have several motivations behind it. The good news is that there are a couple of ways in which reading body language is relatively reliable.