local psych and writing major
with bad grammar here to tell you about subtle body language shit people do when they’re talking to help out with writing interactions:
- note that people who are high self monitors will notice these behaviors more often and can adapt to different conversations more than those who are low self monitors, who may not realize that they are reacting inappropriately in a situation.
- second note that we only remember a fraction of dialogue and conversation, what sticks in our mind is how a person made us feel during the conversation
- women, parents, good teachers, and actors are more sensitive to gestures and expressions and noticing subconscious behaviors in others.
please note that some of this may not apply to everyone, keep in mind where these social situations could change for your neurodivergent, mentally ill, and disabled characters
under the cut, i go through non-verbal interaction, gestures, personal space, and eye contact