Updated date:

How To Communicate, Through Body and Eye Language, Gestures and Movements

Self improvement is an ongoing process throughout the journey of life. Chitrangada likes to share her beliefs and experiences to help others

Body Language

Body Language

Eyes , hands, body language

Eyes , hands, body language

We Speak With our Eyes, and Body as Well.

Have you ever wondered, as to how the mother understands?

When her child is hungry or thirsty?

When the child is uncomfortable, due to the clothes or other factors?

When the child wants to have a change in nappy etc.?

The infants can't speak, but it is through their body language, that their needs can be understood.

Even when the kids grow up, parents understand their needs and emotions, merely by having a look, at their eyes or body posture.

  • Another example is, when an interview is under process, a candidate is also judged by his or her body language. This may be besides, what they are speaking, in answer to the questions posed to them.
  • It is quite common, to observe the body language, of two different individuals, engaged in crucial discussions, whether at the family level, the community level, the national, or the International level.

All these examples are stated here, to emphasize the fact, that besides verbal conversations, we also communicate through our Eyes, and our Body.

According to Wikipedia, "Body language refers to various forms of nonverbal communication, where in a person may reveal clues as to some unspoken intention or feeling through their physical behavior. These behaviors include (but are not limited to) facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space."

How to sit speaks a lot

How to sit speaks a lot

Hand gestures can communicate or convey

Hand gestures can communicate or convey

You can communicate with your hands

You can communicate with your hands

What Is Body Language?

  • Body language means the non verbal communication, by means of facial expressions, hand gestures, shoulder movements, legs, neck movements, body postures, touch etc.
  • A person may communicate through body language, clues to some unspoken intention or feeling, through their physical behavior.
  • Body language exists in both human beings and animals.
  • Body language is different, from the sign language.
  • Facial expressions, usually include the combined expressions and movement of the eyes, the nose, the chin, the lips, the eyebrows and the bodily gestures corresponding to them.

Body language, source: You tube

About Body Language:

1. Great leaders and speakers use their body language to command, persuade, fascinate and mesmerize their audiences/ people.

2. How you walk, sit, stand also tells others of your personality, your confidence level etc.

3. There are training centers to teach good and impressive body language skills, so important for interviews and public life.

A mother can easily understand the eye gestures of her child

A mother can easily understand the eye gestures of her child

Eye gestures

Eye gestures

Eyes can Communicate, and that too, quite effectively.

  • Eyes are the most powerful means of non verbal communication. In fact, they are the mirror of what's going on, in the mind.
  • Moreover, it is much easier to read and understand the Eye language, rather than gazing or staring at other body parts.
  • The interpretation of the eye movements, helps the Forensic experts, to understand the complex ways, in which human beings make decisions, for non trivial tasks.
  • Looking up or down or sideways, lateral movements, gazing or staring, glancing, making or breaking eye contact, avoiding eye contact, tears, blinking etc. all can be interpreted.
  • Pupils are also indicative, about what's going, on in the minds of the person.
  • How interesting is this, that many celebrities wear dark glasses, to avoid eye contact and let people understand their real feelings.
  • The eyes can speak for us--our emotions, feelings, sometimes even intentions.
  • It is believed, that women are better, at reading eye language and communicating with their eyes.

How to read eyes, Source: YouTube

About Eye Language:

*Eyes communicate a lot about what is going on in a person's mind.

*Looking upwards; Looking downwards;Looking sideways; Gazing; Lateral movement; Avoiding Eye contact; Limited Eye contact; Brief Eye contact; Staring; Blinking etc. are some of the non verbal communications done by the eyes.

To Communicate Effectively, Apart From Speaking, Use Your Eyes And Body As Well:

  • You will be surprised to know that the human communication is largely non verbal.
  • According to communication experts, eighty percent of the communication is non verbal, whereas only twenty percent is verbal.
  • In other words, if you want to speak something to someone, your eyes expression and it’s movements, your body parts movements, should correspond with it.
  • Otherwise, your communication would not be effective, and your message may not be expressed correctly.
  • Eye and Body Language is very significant for office jobs, managers and their management.
  • Body language is also relevant for relationships, in the families and in parenting.
  • The study of body language is known as kinesics (pronounced 'kineesicks'), derived from the Greek word kinesis, which means motion.
  • Therefore, why not make the most of this God given skill, and use our eyes and body, for effective communication.


Some further Suggested Readings:

1. Non verbal communications and body language-

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/relationships-communication/nonverbal-communication.htm

2. How to understand body language and facial expressions -https://www.verywellmind.com/understand-body-language-and-facial-expressions-4147228

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 Chitrangada Sharan

Do you think that Eyes and Body communicate a lot? Share your views in the Comments section.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 01, 2019:

Thanks Hacicu Bogdan, for your kind visit and comments. I agree with you and appreciate sharing your thoughts here.

Thanks for the follow. Good day to you.

Hacicu Bogdan from Cluj-Napoca, Romania on May 01, 2019:

If non-verbal communication would be taught in school our relationships would be much much better.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 08, 2016:

Thank you Dianna for appreciating the hub!

Appreciate your positive feedback. Only a good teacher such as you can understand the importance of eye and body language.

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Dianna Mendez on November 07, 2016:

I used to teach this concept in Ethics class. Body language and eye contact speak volumes. Great topic and well covered!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 24, 2015:

Thank you Peggy W, for reading and commenting on this hub!

I agree with your views and I am glad you found the hub interesting. Observing people by their body language or eye expressions is so easy for common people like us. My family thinks that most of the times I am right about my observations regarding this non verbal language..

I find this very interesting indeed.

Appreciate your kind visit, Thanks!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 23, 2015:

Eye movements as well as body movements can truly tell a lot about a person and how they are feeling as well as communicating. Psychologists surely study that as well as others in business, politics, etc. if they are smart. The average person even without special training certainly picks up cues from others because of their nonverbal ways of expression. Interesting hub!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 25, 2015:

Thank you Nithya, for reading and commenting!

Glad you liked the subject of the hub. Thanks for the appreciation and votes!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 24, 2015:

A fascinating read about body language. You can interpret so many things just by watching a person. Great hub, voted up.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 24, 2015:

Thank you Nell, for reading and commenting!

Yes I agree, it can be very embarrassing to look into the eyes of someone. I would probably burst out laughing, if asked to do that.

But it is true that the body language and eye language communicate a lot. The way the forensic experts observe this language and reach accurate conclusions, I find it very interesting indeed.

Thanks again for appreciating and voting up!

Nell Rose from England on February 22, 2015:

Fascinating hub Chitrangada, yes I do tend to know when people are nervous or not telling the truth, it really does show up in their body language. A few years ago I studied Psychology and we had to do a face to face conversation with someone to see if we used body language, it was quite embarrassing really, because we had to look into each others eyes as well, which can be really nerve wracking! lol! great hub! voted up!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 20, 2015:

Thank you sgbrown, for your kind visit and comments!

Glad you liked this hub. Thanks for voting up!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on February 19, 2015:

A person's body language can reveal much about them. This is a very informative hub, thank you! Voting up and more!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 17, 2015:

Thank you MarleneB, for reading and commenting!

Glad you liked this hub!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on February 17, 2015:

Great information about body language. I agree that the eyes speak volumes.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 16, 2015:

Thank you aviannovice, for reading and commenting!

Glad you liked this hub!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on February 13, 2015:

This was beautifully written, and you're so right about eye and body language.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 12, 2015:

Thank you AudreyHowitt, for your kind visit and positive comments!

Glad you liked the hub!

Audrey Howitt from California on February 12, 2015:

Very useful and informative hub! Eyes can tell a lot about what is going on in a person!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 08, 2015:

Thank you denise.w.anderson, for your kind visit and comments!

Your observations are so true. Sometimes body movements are so irritating and we must be careful about our eyes and body movements and gestures.

Thanks for your insightful comments!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 08, 2015:

Thank you peachpurple, for reading and commenting!

I agree with your views that body language speaks louder than words. Thanks!

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on February 06, 2015:

These are great tips! I have had teachers that have driven me from their classes because of body language. One particular teacher paced back and forth constantly in front of the classroom. It only took one session of that for me to drop the class! Another teacher would frequently wring her hands when standing up in front of the class to speak. It was very disconcerting!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on February 06, 2015:

wonderful hub, body language speaks louder than words

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 06, 2015:

Thank you manatita44, for your kind visit and appreciation!

I agree with your observations---so true! And as far as possible, we should be careful and have control about this non verbal communication.

Hari Om!

manatita44 from london on February 05, 2015:

A great Hub! Body language is crucial! It can elevate and inspire us, or put us down. It can hurt and it can also cause hurt. The eyes, the face, the limbs and more, they tell us so much! Great on you to cover this, Chitrangada. Hari Om!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 05, 2015:

Thank you Devika, for your visit and comments!

Appreciate your support and glad you liked this hub. Thanks!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 05, 2015:

A very interesting hub!

You so clearly stated these valuable points and I learned lots from you.

Voted up!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 05, 2015:

Thank you Venkatachari ji, for your kind visit and comments!

I agree with you that sometimes we have to control our eye and body movements in public life. One should not get a wrong message.

Glad you liked this topic and consider this hub insightful. Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 05, 2015:

Thank you Faith Reaper, for reading and commenting!

Its interesting to observe others and understand their feelings. Those who meditate a lot are very good at it.

Glad you liked this hub. Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 05, 2015:

Thank you MsDora, for your kind visit and comments!

Glad you liked the subject.

Each one of us are blessed with the skill or sense of understanding the Eye and body language. We just have to be conscious about it and pay attention.

Thanks for your vote and support!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 05, 2015:

Thank you Jodah, for your kind visit and comments!

I agree with you that it is difficult to read people's thought online, but you do get some idea about them, their likes and dislikes, their interest etc. through their writings.

Thanks for voting up!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 04, 2015:

Thank you MHiggins, for your visit and appreciation!

Glad you liked this hub!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 04, 2015:

Thank you billybuc, for your kind visit and support!

Glad you liked this topic.

I believe that writers are great observers of people around them and that makes it possible to write in detail about them in their stories.

Thanks for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 04, 2015:

Thank you Harishprasad ji, for your kind visit and comments!

You are right that how we shake hands or do Namaste also communicates our warmness or indifference, if any towards the other person.

It is indeed a vast and interesting subject and each one of us are blessed to understand this language, if we pay attention.

Thanks for appreciating and voting up!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 04, 2015:

Thank you Ericdierker, for your visit and lovely comments!

My kids are all grown up now, but they often wonder, how I understand what's going on in their minds, even when they have not spoken anything.

You made an important point---the body language is very helpful when we do not know the language of the other person, or when travelling to foreign countries.

Many thanks for appreciation and continued support!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 04, 2015:

Thank you Lady Guinevere, for your kind visit, share and comments!

I agree with your views about observing others. I also find myself observing people by their facial expressions and hand gestures. Sometimes we get it right, while at others we may not be very right. But when its happening with closed ones, I find it amusing that I am always right.

Thank you for sharing your views!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on February 04, 2015:

Great topic. Most of us use this body language and eye movements spontaneously. Sometimes it is positive whereas at other times, it may be awkward to the other person. So, we need to control our movements on some occasions to avoid this exposure.

It is a very useful subject you have chosen. Voted up and awesome.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on February 04, 2015:

Oh, I am keen on looking at body language and learn quite a bit about another person's true intentions or feelings. Interesting article and very insightful.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 04, 2015:

If 80% is non-verbal, we really need to learn to read it. Thanks for underscoring the importance of learning and paying attention to body language in general, and eye language specifically.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 04, 2015:

Interesting insight into the importance of body language and how to read it Chitrangada. It has always been widely used to determine a person's true feelings etc but now that so many people are communicating on line instead of in person it is often difficult to judge their actual thoughts an intentions because body language is not visible. Voted up.

Michael Higgins from Michigan on February 04, 2015:

Another great hub! Very interesting read. Voted up.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 04, 2015:

It is a very interesting topic, one I have had to consider as a writer. The eyes do speak to us if we are willing to listen. Good information.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on February 04, 2015:

Body language is a vast and deep subject. I find it very entertaining to watch body movements of guys. The way we do Namaste or handshake does tell a lot about other person. Even a stare has different meanings. You have brought forth an interesting and informative hub. Voted up.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 04, 2015:

Excellent article. I have spent a great deal of time dealing in countries where I did not know the language. So reading body language is critical. You did a great job in explaining the different indicators -- starting out with a parent child relationship was great.

Debra Allen from West By God on February 04, 2015:

This is quite interesting and I watch others body language a lot when talking with them. I have noticed some are false as well...sort of like when it is your first time talking to people. First impression are not always true.

Voted Up Useful and Interesting and am going to share it too!

Related Articles