Kinesics: Reading body language to better understand ourselves and others.

Kinesics, also known as body language, is an elaborate attempt to read the way in which we arrange our bodies in response to the variety of situations and environments that we experience. The next time you are speaking with someone and you notice him moving away from you, crossing his legs, folding his arms, etc., examine what you’re saying that is driving him away. Turning such awareness back on one’s self is far more difficult, but can yield interesting and transformative results.