Aggressive Body Language Explained

Aggressive Body Language Explained is way more then simply being punched in the face or punching someone. In body language explained there are many types of aggressive body language signs that if picked up on early can save you from being a receiver of a physical attack or give you time to turn the aggression down.

Aggressive body language signs are a signal to a possible physical threat or a verbal threat at the least. As we were taught early on physical confrontations can never lead to any good so learning to pick up the threat signals early is extremely beneficial. If you work in a setting where there are volatile people, prison settings for example, knowing signals of aggressiveness could even save your life.

Aggressive threat body language can come from facial attack and exposing.
Facial signals that can alert you to a possible threat are frowns, pursed lips,
reddening of face, sneer look, clinched jaw, stare downs with a squint and
jerking of head towards you much like one would jerk their body towards you in an aggressive advancement.

Another common facial threat signal is a person getting right up in your face with their face. With all of these gestures, it is best you step back a couple feet to put a bit of distance between you and the aggressive person to give you a chance to possibly defuse the situation. The attack stance of body language is typically the positioning of feet for stability, and clinching of fist and muscles. Some may even get a bit jumpy or bouncy with there feet, much like a boxer.

However, this is the typical, there are some that really show little outward
physical cues that indicate they are about to punch you. People who present with a flat affect may show very little to no indication that they are about to physically attack another. This is when body language alone can put one in a risky situation and it is important to listen to word cues as well.

Another form of aggressive body language is crossing personal space, mental or emotional boundaries. Fake friendships are an example of crossing all three of these boundaries. By pretending to be a friend to another with intent of harm, aggressive body language takes on a chameleon effect in the beginning. They will use smiles, and friendly gestures to gain closeness. Everyone has a comfort zone called his or her personal space.

When that is crossed physically (e.g. getting up in someone’s face, bumping
chest, physically touching another without permission etc.) that invasion of space is an aggressive body language move. People generally do this to get into close proximity of their prey so they can have power over another by making them uncomfortable and to make it easier for them to get in the first physical strike.

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