If women are expected to show teasing and submissive characteristics, men usually expected to make the first move, to take action.
This attitude is also reflected through the eye contact – it needs to show power, confidence and a hint of playfulness is always welcome.
And remember that: body language tells you more about what a person is than about what they are thinking.
Also, if you are not certain about one body language sign then look for others.
So if we're on the defensive it would be hard for others to approach us, and for us to accept them For this reason, we need OPEN body language, one that avoids barriers.
I talked about the defensive body language in the previous article, so you know what to avoid if you want to appear more of a "yes person".
In the third part of the series on postures we're going to explore positive body language postures. When I talk about positive in body language I mean open, interested and approachable, as opposite to the defensive body language we discussed in the previous article.
We often use the same signals in different situations.
It helps to imagine what the other person’s posture might mean in an extreme situation where they are exaggerating their stance or energy.
This doesn't mean this is the "best" body language you should always use, but rather a cluster of signals that radiate an open minded and friendly attitude.
This of course can be a good thing, so let's see what we can do to make others "open up" to us and establish trust by showing attention and willingness to cooperate.