26 Body Language Signs Of Controlling People

body language signs controlling people

13. Placing their feet on the table or desk while sitting.

14. Men may wear a large hat and women may style their hair in a specific way to seem taller.

15. Exposing their necks, chests, or crotches in a decent manner showing they are not afraid of an attack.

16. Knees or elbows spread wide.

17. Manspreading or taking up the space of others.

18. Encroaching and invading the personal space of others to show dominance.

19. Claiming a specific area in the house or workplace and expecting others to follow their rules or not to intrude. 

20. Holding or touching properties of other people without permission.

21. Standing in the center of a group to gain attention.

22. Attempting to control others by showing off their wealth or influence.

23. Not looking at someone while they are talking to show that the person isn’t important enough.

24. Not smiling or having a non-emotional facial expression while interacting.

25. Controlling others’ time by either rushing them, interrupting them while talking, or arriving late and leaving early.

26. Belittling, humiliating, or criticizing others frequently and without provocation. Lack of respect is a show of superiority.

26 Body Language Signs Of Controlling People
26 Body Language Signs Of Controlling People

Responding To A Controlling Person

If you are in a relationship with a controlling person or work with someone who constantly shows dominance over you, then one of the best ways to respond to them is to simply ignore them. Their primary aim is to control you and to make you submit. However, if you are determined to not submit to their subtle or aggressive body language, then they will feel out of control. 

You can either appear friendly to them or imitate their dominant body language, gestures, and postures to intimidate them back. Countering their controlling behavior with dominance will make you feel less vulnerable, more confident, and in control.

Here is an interesting video that you may find helpful:


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