Does crossing your arms indicate that you're feeling defensive? Are shifty eyes the mark of a liar? There has been a significant amount of research on nonverbal communication and behavior that has revealed a wide variety of ways to communicate meaning without words. From the way we dress to the way we move, our nonverbal signals can reveal a great deal about our emotions, perceptions and intentions, although many of these behaviors are so subtle that we rarely notice them consciously.
The following article outlines some of the major types of nonverbal communication and behavior that psychology and researchers have identified. Learn more about types of nonverbal communication