Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.
Body language is the unspoken or non-verbal mode of communication that we use in every single aspect of our interaction with another person. It is like a mirror that tells us what the other person thinks and feels in response to our words or actions. 55% of the messages that we convey to other people are transmitted through body language. The actual verbal communication accounts for the other 38% in tone of voice and only 7% in the words we use (*When verbal context is ambiguous).
Body language may provide clues as to the attitude or state of mind of a person. For example, it may indicate aggression, attentiveness, boredom, relaxed state, pleasure, amusement, and intoxication, among many other cues.
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The eight styles of facial expressions: (7) Ever-ready expressor. Does a person's initial response to almost anything to look surprised, worried, disgusted..? The ever-ready expressor characteristically shows one of the emotions as their first response to almost any situation, replacing whatever they are actually feeling. It does not need to be a full expression, e.g. could be one eyebrow raise in surprise, just the nose wrinkle of disgust etc. This style is probably unaware of this characteristic.