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We cannot help give clues about our thoughts and feelings by our gestures and the way we stand and move. Even the way our eyes move reflects which part of the brain we are accessing at that moment: sights, sounds, feelings or inner dialogue. Similarly, our skin tone may change depending on what we are feeling or thinking: think of blushing with embarrassment, going white with fear or flushing with anger. Developing greater sensory acuity helps you notice people's body language more clearly, which in turn can help you understand them more deeply. Noticing your own body language can help you gain a deeper level of rapport and openness with people as you learn to let go of your own 'body armour'.