An indisputable advantage of video chats is the ability to observe your interlocutor. This allows not only assessing his/her appearance but also noticing some gestures that are frequently used. Non-verbal communication is able to say much more than words. Thus, if you understand some gestures and know how to interpret them, you can find out your interlocutor’s true intentions. Let’s analyze some of them, which are the most widely used:
Generally, your movements can tell about the level of your restraint. If you move sharply and your gestures are not smooth, it means that you feel nervous.
Sitting on the edge of a chair, constantly pulling off your belongings, cleaning a sweater, removing invisible dust from shoulders, looking at the watch, shaking legs, etc. – these are all gestures of anxiety that only tell an interlocutor: “I’m afraid of you, you’re scary, I’m not in safe with you, I want to run away from you as soon as possible.”
Clenched fists also mean that an interlocutor is nervous.
If a person constantly trifles a pen/pencil in hands while communication in a random chat, he/she feels nervous.
Arms crossed on the chest mean a closed gesture. Probably, the topic is unpleasant to an interlocutor or he/she is trying to fence off.
Frequent blinking also means that a user is nervous or excited.
A look from under the forehead means that a person needs support or defense.
If you looked at your interlocutor and caught his glance, it means sympathy. If a person casts quick glances at you, it means that he/she likes you but is afraid of your reaction.
Not to look at a person during a conversation or look too intently – are two extremes that symbolize the same thing, namely the desire to suppress a person and neglect him/her.
- Touching face
Readjusting a hairstyle, touching lips, biting or licking lips denote that a woman flirts with you.
Does your interlocutor stroke the earlobes or touch his forehead? In yes, then he/she feels defenseless or vulnerable. When making such movements, he/she tries to relieve tension. When touching earlobes or the forehead, rubbing the knees, people massage the nerve endings in order to reduce pressure and pulse.
Legs and gate, the position of feet are also significant while analyzing non-verbal communication but during chatting in random video chats the lower body is out of camera visibility, therefore, this is not the case.