UCLA research shows that 93% of communication is based on non-verbal cues, with 55% based on body language. Here are eight ways to identify these unspoken signals and better understand what someone may be communicating. 1. Crossed Arms & Legs 2. Forced Smile 3. Mimicked Body Language 4. Posture 5. Eye Contact 6. Raised Eyebrows 7. Exaggerated Nodding 8. Clenched Jaw.