Enigma is a body language analyst who makes videos on the body
language and mannerisms of characters and actors in movies, TV
shows, Internet videos, and more and teaches how it can it be
learnt and used to make us better communicators and connectors with
others. He is a qualified Body Language Analyst with a CPD
Certified Diploma in Body Language Analysis, and is endorsed By The
Quality Licence Scheme.
In this interview, we discuss:
What body language is and why it's a super power if you can
How body language leakage, and micro expressions can help you
be better in all situations from dates to poker to business
And so much more!
This one is awesome ... you will want to have a notepad and pen
to take notes!
Here are some key points that I would advise you to concentrate
Body language is a super power.
How you communicate with your body, face and mannerisms,
affects your ability to network and connect with those around
Everyone gives off body language clues, no matter how small or
how much they try to control it.
A high percentage of your body language, expressions etc are
picked up by those around, without you being truly aware you are
giving them or receiving them and your attitudes towards others
affected by it.
By understanding body language, you can read and understand
people, and it will allow you to connect better with someone and
how they are feeling.
There is not a standard understanding of body language and is a
Your body language shows what your sub-conscious mind is truly
It takes true skill to control your body language and is rare
that someone can hide their true feelings.
Deviations in someone's body language is an indicator of when
someone is faking it, lying etc.
You can learn to understand body language but the majority of
the meanings of body language actions, stresses etc are unique to
the person, and not as generalised as many articles claim. You need
to look for changes in their standard behaviour to see when a
behaviour goes outside of their standard behaviour.
It's not as much what you are saying, it is more about how you
are saying it.
Disabilities and mental health conditions can affect someone's
body language, so a base line needs to be sought.
A micro expression is a leakage of your body language that
escapes that you do not want to be out there.
Enigma recommends looking at the feet for reliable indicators
of someone's true feelings via their body language.
Why something doesn't happen can be a big indicator of someone
and their feelings etc more than what actually
Your hands are a great indicator of what you are feeling -
interlock your fingers when playing poker to hide how you are
Poker players are masters of reading body language.
What works for good body language in one situation can be a
terrible style to be used in another situation, depending on the
nature of the person, who you are talking to, the context of the
An example of the abuse of the power dynamic
You should trust your gut on how you feel about someone and the
situation ... your gut is a blunt weapon compared to body language
training, but it can really help you.
Your body language is controlled by the limbic system. However,
the culture, gender, environment etc of a person can have an effect
further on our body language, and much be considered too.
Pacifying behaviours can be good to notice, but it depends on
the baseline of the person and the current power dynamic or
situation the people are in.
Clenched fists are a sign of aggression.
The dynamics of the group can be used to advance your cause by
how you interact with the alpha members of the groups.
You can learn the basics of body language quite quickly.
About the Podcast
The Next Level Guy Show, a podcast where I interview experts to learn the hacks and tips to better our own lives. The website URL is https://www.nextlevelguy.com/ and previous guests have included Gary Vaynerchuk, Tom Bilyeu, Diamond Dallas Page, Mark Bell, Aubrey Marcus, Jay Morton, Jay Cutler, Josh Barnett, Mark Beaumont, Forrest Galante among others.