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Skeptical supervisor

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Question: Whenever I talk to my supervisor, she crosses her arms and moves here eyes around the room. I've always heard that this kind of body language indicates mistrust. Any suggestions about what I can do if that's true?  -- Worried


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There is no reason to mistrust just from body language. Until you have reason, don't worry about that.

Sounds to me that she's not fully focused on what you are saying or is preoccupied. I have a friend who does the eye thing and sometimes, I just want to stop talking and say, "Yoo Hoo! Are you listening to me?" As for the crossed arms, I've always heard that means the person is "closed", not receptive to what you (or anyone else) are saying or putting a "force field" around themselves with their arms. But I wouldn't read anything into it a...(register to read more)

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