Hey there, Steve here and welcome to this week’s private eye post round-up where you can discover everything you need to know about the body language of cheating partners.
Body language is one of our ways of communicating — the non-verbal ‘talk’ we all use on a daily basis. It includes our facial expressions, body postures, gestures, breathing, physical movements, eye movement, touch and spatial relationships. Quite a lot of communication without ever speaking a single word. Around 80% of our face-to-face communication is nonverbal.
Most body language is unconscious. We use it right from the time we’re babies. It’s also difficult to lie with our body language, if you know what to look for. The secret is to find clusters of signals, rather than isolate a single gesture or expression. If someone crosses their arms for example, it might mean they’re being defensive or it might mean they’re cold. But if their arms cross at the time you mention something they’re uncomfortable with, and they exhibit other defensive language at the same time, then you are likely to correctly deduce that something is wrong.
Body language is a skill that takes practice to hone. The good news is that you can watch people all the time, and refine your observations.
See if you can spot the signs below if you suspect your partner of cheating — if you do, just get in touch and we’ll help you find out for sure.
Disclaimer: Reading body language is an artful skill which takes time to learn. The information on our site is for general educational and entertainment use only. For help with an individual situation, please contact us or use the live chat feature on this page. Your first call is free, and we may be able to put your mind at rest.
Freeze, Flight or Fight
The freeze, flight or fight responses, built innately into every single one of us, can help determine if something is wrong:
Some body language signs are easy to see:
The body language he’s too close to your best friend:
Check out the signs of congruence and soothing behaviours in this post:
Here are 5 more easy-to-see signs:
As well as looking for signs of cheating, you can look for signs that your partner is in love with you.
When he’s really into you, he’ll make it abundantly obvious, if you know what to look for:
Does she still find you attractive? Find out when you see these signs…
And the signs to look for in these two posts let you know for sure:
In the right hands, the skill of reading body language is a highly accurate way to find out if your partner is cheating. But beware! You must look for congruence and take time to learn the skill in the first place. If you suspect something is wrong, it’s best not to ruin a relationship by accusing someone who is innocent. Simply call us and find out for sure. That way you can decide how to proceed with emotion removed from the situation. And if nothing is wrong, your partner need never know.
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Until next week,