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10 Body Language Blunders

HRPeople

September 09, 2009

5. Brow Furrowing


You hear something interesting. You think hard about something. What do most people do with their face? Furrow their brows. Unfortunately, this is also the facial expression for scorn or bewilderment. While their may be subtle distinctions, no one will pick up on them in a thirty-minute encounter.

To avoid this tic, try opening your eyes a little wider each time someone says something interesting or asks a question that makes you think. A positive action in response to a habit reduces the tic’s occurrence more than just trying not to do anything does. In addition, opening your face up subconsciously invites people into your thinking, rather than scaring them away.

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