About National Body Language Day
Today is National Body Language Day, a holiday created to highlight the importance of body language in our relationships.
Body language plays a crucial role in various situations, such as relationships with limited verbal interaction or understanding our dogs’ needs. Learning about body language is easily accessible through research, YouTube videos, or attending TED Talks.
Blanca Cobb, internationally recognized body language expert and founder of TruthBlazer LLC founded National Body Language Day on the first Friday of every October to encourage people to understand each other through unspoken language.
Blanca Cobb explains how she came up with the National Body Language holiday. People are fascinated by body language and want to know how to read it and use it. I’ve been in the profession since 2010 and have been on national TV shows and quoted in worldwide publications for my body language analyses on celebrities, court cases, pop culture, dating, networking, relationships. There’s been a steady interest in body language over the years. Creating a national holiday for body language is a universal way to highlight the importance of nonverbal communication and help people understand it better.
People are fascinated by body language for various reasons. Reading body language is a silent, covert way to know what someone’s feeling. When interacting with someone, you get to play detective to find out if they love you, like you, trust you. Many people figure that reading body language is a shortcut to someone’s mind and motives.
Body language isn't a reliable indicator of deception. Often, innocent people can show stereotypical signs of lying like lack of eye contact, fidgety, and biting fingernails, not because they're lying, but because they're nervous, anxious, or it's a habit.
Correctly reading body language can help you have better relationships. Identifying the nuances of people's interactions can help you understand them better. Sometimes, when stressed, uncomfortable, or deeply thought, someone doesn't realize how their body language changes.