Body Language Explained With The Dominator

Dominant body language explained is similar to aggressive body language but at a lower emotional level. Have you ever wondered why some people make you feel inferior, or how some people are able to communicate so effectively, often without uttering a word? In those situations and so many more, the people with the power have learned how to read body language to their advantage, from landing that sweet job to the perfect partner.

The ultimate goal of the dominator is to use body language to exert power over another, but not necessarily in an aggressive way, more so in an authoritative way. A person demonstrating dominant body language will often try to make their body appear bigger then what it really is, especially men.

Often times they will cross their arms with their hands under their biceps in an attempt to bulk out more to give the impression of a larger appearance. Men and women will hold their hands on their hips with elbows out wide while standing chest out and chin up. You will see many mothers in this position when disciplining their children.

A great example of the dominator exerting male body language on another, is a detective over a suspect in an interrogation room. In interrogation rooms, you will often see the detective standing making the suspect sit to give them a dominating height advantage over the suspect, in an attempt to intimidate the suspect. The detective may roam the room, much like marking territory, designating  exactly where the suspect is to sit, walking around or coming up behind the suspect, leaning over the suspects shoulder talking rather then just sitting at the table with the suspect.

By invading the personal space of the suspect they make the suspect feel uncomfortable. with the added height and being talked down to, the detective achieves a dominant stance as well as dominance over the territory. The detective makes a point to make sure the suspect knows they are in the “detectives” territory and working from the “detectives” rules. Social norms such as cussing and name-calling go out the window in the detectives attempt to dominate the situation. They will dominate the suspect in other fashions as well, such as having a folder in front of them, leaving the suspect to wonder what type of evidence the detective actually has against them.

Tape recorders, although used in the line of any interrogation, is also another way to non-verbally use body language to dominant another by leaving the suspect knowing that anything they say is being recorded. You will also see a detective use facial expressions to taunt, control, and dominate the situation. It can be in the form of stare downs, rolling of eyes every time the suspect says something, yawning, squinting at the suspect while holding a stare, as well as smirking at the suspects responses.

Understanding body language explained will put you at a social advantage over everyone in your life.

Body Language Explained – The Power Player

Body Language Explained concerning the power player.

Power play body language is a form of dominant body language but also has a
rescue/hero aspect as well. People who use power play body language signs on a regular basis are usually those who are in a position of authority or like to act as if they are. It can be a spouse, friend, partner or co-worker that always tries to remain the center of attention in a relationship. Generally their using power play body language. If a person appears to always have control over your time and space, they are more then likely exhibiting a lot of power play body language signs and could be one way they have achieved this power over you.

In the business world, power is exhibited and acknowledge over the employees sometimes starting from the company parking lot. Those in positions of power always have the reserved and best parking spots. This is the beginning of dominating space and exhibiting ones status over another.

They display their position and status from the car they drive to the size of the office they sit in, with a door that they can close to allow them the power to select when they want to deal with the hired help. They will take extended lunches, however have the hired help punch in and out to ensure they do not overextend the designated time given.

Power play handshakes are one way a person will demonstrate their power over another. Upon greeting, someone they feel is of lesser status then they are, the power player will give a firm handshake, draw the person in physically, grip the elbow of the arm they are shaking with opposite hand and hold the shake longer then a normal.

If you want to counteract a power handshake, offer a limp, weak grip. As an
extended handshake can make one feel uncomfortable, when exerting a power handshake and receiving a weak limp grip in return, the uncomfortable feeling is turned back on the power player.

Power players will hold a gaze longer then normal, another way of making the
receiver feel uneasy. Although the gaze is not threatening, it is just enough to
make the receiver squirm a bit. Counteraction for a power gaze, just look away. Do not fall for the power play and get into a stare down. Breaking the gaze yourself gives you back your personal power.

Power players will also dictate where another will sit, either by pulling out a chair for you with a gesture to sit, or gesturing with their hand towards a seat when offering you a chair. Whenever possible, if you want to counteract the power play, choose where and how you will sit before being directed.

If you are meeting a person who is known for power plays, go early and get your seat first. Power players are great at making another wait on them. If there is a planned meeting, you can bet the power player will make everyone wait on them.

Other common traits of body language signs in the power player are invasion of personal space by standing close to another, touching while speaking such as putting a hand on another shoulder, and an aggressive walk.

Body Language Explained In A Job Interview

Tips on body language explained in a job interview.
When you are at a job interview, one of the things you need to be aware of is your interviewer is observing your body language signs very carefully. Your body language says a lot about you. You need to control negative body movements and project positive body movements and habits.

People naturally send and receive nonverbal communication and they have been doing so since the beginning of time. When your girlfriend folds her arms but has a smile on her face, are you not wondering what she is upset about or why she suddenly became quiet. At an interview, you never want your body language to contradict your words. This makes you appear as a liar. As is the case in most circumstances in life, The first impression, and the first few minutes of your interview are the most lasting.

Let’s start with the handshake. Your hands should be clean and well manicured, and free of perspiration. You want to allow the interviewer to initiate the handshake, which should match the interviewer in firmness, do not give a firmer handshake than them. Smile at the interviewer and look them in the eyes. It should last between two to five seconds. When departing the interview, the handshake may last longer, smile and lean forward as you shake.

Following are some of the body language signs you will want to avoid at an interview.

Clasping your hands behind your head. Adjusting your tie constantly. Slouching in your chair and pulling at your collar. Picking at your face or clothes. Having a tight smile that projects tension in your face. Having little or no eye contact. Wrinkling your eyebrows as if you do not understand or are bored. Rapidly nodding your head yes as if you agree with everything. Any nervous tics that portray lack of confidence. Crossing your ankles which could mean you are withholding information. Crossing one ankle over the other knee.

Avoid grinning idiotically, gnawing on your lips absentmindedly, “faking” a cough during a tough question and folding or crossing your arms. And finally avoid loud, obnoxious laughter.

Some of these things may seem silly but in a job interview you are looking for every edge you can get. Understanding body language may give you the extra advantage you need.

Good luck!