Have you ever wondered if someone liked or disliked you? Did you ever interact with someone and think it went well but for some reason they avoid you at all costs? It's hard enough to read the genuinity of facial expressions, but one thing that may tip you off between spiteful politeness and sincere enjoyment of your company is on the ability to read body language. Here are a few common examples:
1. Get Lost
The perfect friendly face, cherubic smile and bright twinkle in the eyes, who can resist such charm? Take a closer look at their posture... stiff and agitated, body angled away from you. Their back is towards you, they clearly don't want to talk to you but are much too polite to tell you straight up. If you listen closely enough, their voice might be just a tad higher in pitch than their normal voice.
Common in flirty behavior, it's like a subconcious game of "monkey see, monkey do". You lean forward they do too, you angle your body towards them and they angle their's towards you. They clearly feel comfortable and maybe even like you.
3. The Open Arms or Legs
Very relaxed posture. Person is laid back arms at their sides, legs sprawled out. They are clearly approachable. Sometimes when a person is facing you while speaking to you and their legs are spread they are VERY comfortable around you. If they are drunk and sprawled out it may not mean they are actually comfortable with you as their gaurd is down.
4. The Turtle
The turtle or closed off posture arms crossed, legs crossed, and hunched over indicates anxiety and nervousness or an attempt to stay out of eyesight. They are uncomfortable, and if they are talking to you, like scared turtles, they crunch into their own bodies.
5. Wandering Eyes
They are bored with whatever you have to say or your presence is really not at all interesting. You're so boring that even the wall or their own shoes is worth their attention more than you. Or maybe you're just a conversation hogger... if you notice that it's probably a good idea to talk to someone else rather than demand their attention with a "I'm talking to you!" Trust me, they're not listening to you even if you force them to make eye contact with you.
These are some basic body languages that most people no matter how simple it is seem to miss and figured I would remind some people. If I missed any feel free to add some in the comments below :)