Mirroring body language and dating
Mirroring is a social phenomenon where people mimic another person’s posture, gestures, and words.
It’s often an unconscious behavior – we are rarely aware of it when we do it – but it’s a sign that people are attuned and in sync to one another.
As you see in the picture above, politicians are incredibly fluent in mirroring.
They don’t even have to think about it, because they are used to interacting with people and building genuine connections; it’s what it takes to survive in the political world, where it’s important to understand people and win them over on a daily basis.
Don’t think too much about mirroring if it distracts you from listening to others and having a real conversation. Mirroring is a sign of comfort, trust, and rapport.
So it’s possible that individuals who aren’t mirroring each other are experiencing some kind of conflict or they aren’t in sync. ” but the other person’s posture signals “I’m happy!
It’s a part of our fundamental nature as social beings.
One of the most noticeable forms of mirroring is yawning - one person starts and it sets everyone off. Robert Provine found that yawning is so contagious you don't even need to see another person yawn - the sight of a wide-open mouth is enough to do it.
It was once thought that the purpose of yawning was to oxygenate the body but we now know that it's a form of mirroring that serves to create rapport with others and to avoid aggression - just as it also does for monkeys and chimps.
When two people are mirroring each other, it shows that there is comfort, trust, and rapport among them.
Long-term friends and romantic couples are particularly attuned to one another.
” then there is likely a disconnect between the two people.