Most of us aim to be likable, surrounded by friends and colleagues who find us funny, endearing, or just fun to be around. Whether we realize it or not, all of us grow up learning to read the non-verbal signals that others of our species make. In fact, up to 80% of our communication happens through body language. We quickly make judgments about people, like making up our minds about whether to trust them, whether they’re a threat, or whether they’re worth spending time with.
How you make an entrance, the way you stand, and your posture when you’re sitting convey silently to others a lot about you. And let’s face it, some people are more persuasive and popular than others.
It seems that if you pay attention, you may be able to learn a few body language tricks that will draw others to you. If you know what to do, you can even use body language to your benefit. It’s all about looking confident, being friendly, and listening intently. The key is noticing others and making them feel important.
According to this infographic, good posture and a friendly smile will help you to persuade and influence people. It’ll encourage trust and confidence. If influence and popularity are this easy, you may as well learn some of the tricks of the trade.