11 Voice Features That Will Help You Read Anyone Like an Open Book

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When you suspect someone’s trying to seduce you with their voice, they probably are. However, don’t forget about body language either — it’s equally important.

If you’re positive this is not the case, then an aspirated speech may be a sign that you’re being manipulated.

Flat and unemotional speech may have several causes:

  • Low self-esteem, when a person doesn’t really believe someone’s interested in what they’re saying.
  • Bad mood or tiredness.
  • A person is trying their best not to show offense, anger, or anxiety.
  • A person is not interested in talking and is thinking of something else.

This one obviously doesn’t concern physiological reasons — only those related to the deliberate addition of plaintive intonations.

Such people usually adore complaining about anything and everything. They are naturally led but don’t mind manipulating others at the same time.

Incidentally, if you don’t like the sound of your own voice, you can change it with the help of speech exercises.

The Greek philosopher Demosthenes had a very weak voice and indistinct speech, and all his attempts at public speaking went askew, raising only laughter.

However, Demosthenes began working on his pronunciation and eventually went down in history as a brilliant speaker and politician.

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