Our toes point to where our mind thinks. Extending our foot in the direction of another person shows we’re thinking that way.

Our toes point to where our mind thinks. Extending our foot in the direction of another person shows we’re thinking that way.

The legs and feet are excellent predictors about what our minds and bodies wish to do, but haven’t yet had the motivation or opportunity to implement. Just like fingers can and do point when directing the attention of others, so too, can the feet. If you want to know if someone really likes you and is interested in fully inviting you in for discussion, just watch their feet. While seated, if they just swivel their hips in your direction, but keep their feet planted facing away from you, then you know that they aren’t totally immersed. While we might not physically take steps in the direction of our interest due to shyness, our feet are permitted to do so because it is less obvious to others. In other words, the feet just point to where we wish to be, but won’t necessarily ever get to.

In stressful situations that people wish to avoid like waiting to see the dentist or doctor, we’ll see toes pointing to the exit. Other times we see prominent toe pointing is when someone wants to end a conversation. Legs and feet can also become jittery and fidget when a person is bored and wants to leave. Jittery though can also be due to nervous energy or even the result of happiness such as “happy feet.” It is the context that will help decide what feet and legs are telling in this type of body language.

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