Women. . . contrary to popular belief, they’re not that confusing. Here are some of the key ways in which female body language is different from male body language.
- Women touch each other a lot more than men do, which perhaps is less than surprising given that female friends are far closer and share far more of themselves emotionally than male friends do.
- Women have much more expressive faces. They smile more, but they also show more anger, sadness, joy, love and all other emotions.
- Women (and particularly business women) often stand with both hands on their hips in what body language specialists call a “ready” position. Though this position can look moody to a guy, women mostly use it to create an image of power that puts them on a level pegging with men when in the boardroom.
- Women show more body language across the board than men. They will use their hands more while talking, show more emotion in their face, touch more, use more variation in voice and so on. They are simply more expressive than the average guy.
This last point brings us to a mistake a great many men make with women.