The Link Between Unconscious Mind And Body Language

Many people believe they can control their behavior. However, we only have control of the actions we imagine doing. You may not be aware of the other actions or behaviors you engage in everyday. Our unconscious mind controls this. Sigmund Freud believed most of our brain was unconscious and not conscious. It encompasses our thoughts, memories and desires as well as conflicts. Many of our actions are controlled by our unconscious mind. It speaks for our bodies, whether or not we realize it. Driving a car is an example. Since the time we first learn to drive, every step we take is recorded. Next, we buckle up, then push down the brakes and shift the gear. These movements are all things that we must actively consider when learning to drive. After some time, everything starts to happen automatically. Before we think about what action we are about, we start to act. Our unconscious mind plays an important role in this.

Our unconscious mind is driven to some extent by our fears and desires. Our most fundamental human desire is for sexual pleasure. Our sexual desire is satisfied by many things, and many of these are unconsciously done. Fear of rejection is another example. We either do or do nothing because we fear rejection. This could be illustrated by someone who hates school, because they fear failing and trying again. Many of our fears, desires, or needs have no effect on our daily lives. Many people act in a way that is not right for them. Learning how to read people is something that everyone learns throughout their lives. Looking at someone’s face, eyes, and body language is the first step in figuring them out. However, micro expressions are the most difficult to identify in a person’s personality. Micro expressions refer to facial expressions that are 1/25th second long and reveal someone’s true feelings. These expressions cannot be concealed, no matter what effort we make. Paul Elkman’s article Micro Expressions explains that facial expressions can be universal. They are universal, regardless of where you are from or what age you are. Although you might believe that everyone is unique and displays different facial expressions you will most likely be able to tell if someone is in a good mood or not. It’s similar in that you can see if someone hides their emotions. Although we may not realize it, many of our daily behaviors are a direct result of our sexual desires. A woman’s hairstyle can be as simple as tying her hair up, or flipping her hair to one side. This is an example of a woman showing off more of her neck and face to men. If someone is talking to the opposite sexual partner and they lean toward them, it’s a sign that they want to have sex with them. Another example would be to lick one’s lips and pout the mouth. The way one walks and the swaying hips are all signs of a person wanting to get sexually close. These are all actions that we do every day, but don’t know it.

Although we may try to avoid giving away the unconscious thoughts of our unconscious, our bodies just can’t stop us. Raymond Williams’ book Keywords explains that nature can mean many things and is frequently used in the expression human nature. This is the essence and characteristic of human beings. This expression refers to people’s unconscious actions and behaviors. Humans are naturally inclined to have sexual and physical desires. It is also our natural instinct to respond to these desires. We cannot conceal our true emotions. It takes lots of practice and exceptional observation skills to learn how microexpressions are read. This skill has been a part of our lives for a long time. We look at the person we suspect of lying and pay attention to their words. While we often find obvious evidence or signs that someone lies, we can sometimes miss the 1/25th-second micro expressions. If someone speaks about a topic and scratches their lips or bottom of the nose, it’s usually because they don’t believe what they are saying. If someone gives a speech and then stops, it’s usually because they don’t believe the lie they are telling. These are subtle clues that we often overlook, but should.

There are several ways to tell if someone has been aroused. The dilation in the eyes is another thing I mentioned. Their eyes dilate when they see someone they like. “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” by Sigmund Freud states that when someone looks at erotic images, their eyes dilate. The most obvious emotion is anger. However, a cop may question a suspect in a case of murder. The suspect will probably try to hide his hatred for the victim. Although investigators have the ability to see every move a person makes in detail, they can still miss a clue. A psychotic killer might smile when you ask them about the murder. Because they are satisfied with their actions, this is what you might expect from a psychotic killer. This smile is similar to a normal smile, but it takes 1/25th of the second to catch and is difficult for people to see. We also pay attention to the tone of a person’s voice when we are trying to understand them. We are most interested in the tone of the person’s voice. The tone of a person’s voice is often a clue to their feelings. Sometimes it sounds as if the person is lying by their tone. Sometimes their pitch is also higher. It’s a fun way to find out if someone is telling the truth. Liars will often tell their stories from start to finish. If they can’t remember the details, it is impossible to tell them backwards.

Other than the voice tone, it is also important to determine the speed and volume of the person speaking. People who are angry tend to speak louder, faster and more frequently. Feeling down causes them to speak less loudly and more slowly. These are some of the things we often don’t pay attention too in our daily lives. We recognize these things when we think of them or when they happen to us. Listening to a person’s voice can tell us how they feel. It is easy to disguise or pretend that someone is feeling something. You can also listen to someone’s breathing to learn more about them. The way they breathe is another thing we often don’t pay attention to. People who are anxious or afraid often feel shortness of breath. If someone lies to them, they often experience shortness of breath. They will often sigh when someone is sad. People who are awakened tend to breathe slower and deeper. These are all things that can be used to help understand someone’s feelings and their thoughts. The face of a person can reveal everything, according to most people. The worst liars will lie, even if they don’t say anything. It is best to look at a person’s body to find out what they are thinking. Nervous people will play with their bodies when they are anxious. They might tap their feet, or bite their nails. Sometimes girls will play with the hair. These can help you determine if someone lies or is hiding something.

A person who is not a friend or family member can make it difficult for us to hide our feelings. Sometimes, when we don’t like someone or hear their name, we will frown or wiggle our upper lips. A common one we may not realize is when we are in front of someone and they are right behind us. We either open the circle by moving our body or we face them. All of this depends on how you feel about the person. We need to be cautious and protect ourselves from our fears. Confident and fearless people have a confident posture. They keep their chest up and their chin raised. A person who is afraid tends to shrink. They have their head down, their arms crossed or folded in front of their face and their shoulders forward. A common characteristic for men is the tendency to place their hand on their stomach and cover their genitals if they are afraid or nervous. Because they are protecting their self from fear, The state we’re in affects many of our unconscious decisions every day. Sometimes we do unconsciously things when we’re bored. Some people tap their toes, others tap their foot or play with their hand. Sometimes, we find that we are jotting notes or drawing in class. Our unconscious mind entertains us by doing these things to keep us awake.

It is difficult to hide nervousness, which can be a very hard emotion to get over. Nervousness is the feeling that you feel when you are asked to speak in front of others. Although you try to keep it hidden, your hands start to shake and your voice cracks. Your eyes are unable to focus. Nervousness can cause us to forget to take a deep breath, or even make our breathing heavier. These are things we wish could control, but we cannot. Our habits are the worst unconscious actions we can do. It is hard to change old habits, as we all know. These habits are easy to maintain, even though we may not be aware of them. Over the years, we all have our own habits. It is difficult to change these habits, even if we try. These actions are something we both recognize and are unaware of. These actions are both conscious and unconscious. However, we often don’t realize they exist until it is too late. All these unconscious actions are present in our conscious mind, but the unconscious mind is primarily focused on our sexual needs. Sigmund Freud proposed that our sexual needs are developed in childhood. “Each stage is the manifestation of libido over a different part. Innocence or sexual desire begins in childhood. This shows us that our unconscious sexuality has been controlling our lives from our earliest years. Our unconscious will direct us towards sexual intercourse or reproducing. Deborah Colker, UbuWEb’s “Knot” video and article explains how a man and woman can express their sexual desires through dance. The video is not sung, but they express their sexual desires through their body movements and facial expressions. Freud believed that the unconscious desires and needs of our bodies and actions can be seen in this video.

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Williams, Raymond. Keywords: A Vocabulary Of Culture And Society. Oxford University Press, 2015, New York City.

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