Mirroring – how we build a connection

When we meet someone for the first time, we need to evaluate quickly whether they have positive or negative feelings towards us. We do this by scanning the other person’s body stance to see if they will move their body gesture to match the same stance as ours, known as “mirroring.” To mirror each other’s body language is a way of bonding, been acknowledged and creating a rapport. We are usually subconsciously oblivious to the fact that we are copying the stance of the other person standing before us.

Mirroring Makes Others Feel “At Ease.”

When a person says “The Vibes are Right” or that they “Feel Right” around another person, they are unknowingly referring to mirroring or synchronous behavior.

When a woman says she can “See” that someone doesn’t agree with the groups opinion, she is actually “Seeing” the disagreement. She is picking up that someone’s body language is out of sync with group’s opinion, and that they are displaying their disagreement by not mirroring the group’s body language.

A woman’s brain is wired differently than a man’s; they are programmed differently to express emotion. A woman reads the meaning of what is being said through the speaker’s voice tone and his emotional condition through his body language.


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