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Title: Beyond Words . . . Understanding and Interpreting Body Language


1
Beyond Words . . . Understanding and Interpreting
Body Language
2
Introduction
  • Humans pride themselves on their seemingly unique
    ability to verbalize feelings and ideas.
  • While the mouth tells one story, gestures and
    posture may tell a different story.

3
Taking Gestures Out of Context (attaching
significance to a single gesture)
  • Gestures should be observed in clusters to
    provide a more accurate picture of person being
    observed
  • Each gesture is like a sentence
  • The sum total of postures and gestures relate a
    non-verbal story

4
Gut Feelings Congruence
  • When intuition tells you that certain people are
    not being straightforward even though they sound
    logical appropriate
  • This intuition or gut feeling results from
    subconscious ability to read another persons
    body language

5
Evolution and Refinement of Inherent Gestures
  • Behavioral scientists have found that some basic
    communication gestures are universal and believed
    to be inherent
  • Examples are smiling, shrugging, nodding
  • Children tend to exaggerate these gestures making
    their body language easy to read
  • (See Fig. 1)

6
When children are small and tell a lie, their
hands fly over their mouth.
Fig. 1
7
A teenager might refine this inherent gesture
by simply bringing tips of fingers to the mouth
Fig. 2
8
An adult may bring the little finger to edge of
mouth.
Fig 3
9
The Palm Historically, an open palm has signified
honesty, truth, allegiance, and submission.
10
Two Basic Palm Positions
  • Open palm in upward position- gesture signifies
    appeal or request to others
  • Open palm facing outward or downward-a gesture
    that indicates desire to stop or hold something
    down signal of restraint
  • (Fig. 4 Fig. 5)

11
An Appeal or Request to Others
Fig. 4
12
A Desire to Stop or Hold Something Down
Fig. 5
13
Palms-up Expresses Submission
Fig. 6
14
Palms-down Expresses Authority
Fig. 7
15
Closed Palm With Extended Finger
Fig. 8
Expresses Authority That Borders on Tyranny
16
Veterans of Palm Deception! Body language is an
important consideration for certain individuals
  • Politicians generally expose palms of hands as
    though appealing to public
  • Rememberthis is a position of submissiveness and
    demonstrates to voters that he/she is their
    public servant!

17
Handshakes
  • Three basic attitudes are transmitted through the
    handshake
  • Dominance
  • Submission
  • Equality

18
Dominance is shown by turning hand so that palm
is facing down during the handshake.
Fig. 9
19
Submission is shown by turning hand so that palm
is facing upwards during the handshake
Fig. 10
20
Equality is shown by turning palm so that it
faces neither up nor downwards.
Fig. 11
21
Hybrid Handshakes
22
The Glove Handshake
Fig. 12
23
Clasping the Arm Handshake
Fig. 13
24
Knuckle Cruncher Handshake
Fig. 14
25
Dead Fish Handshake
Fig. 15
26
Fingertip Clasp
Fig. 16
27
Straight-Arm Extension Handshake
Fig. 17
28
The Hands
29
Hand Clenching
Fig. 18
30
Hand clenching not next to body is a signal of
frustration or negativity.
Fig. 19
31
Hand Chop
Fig. 20
32
Hand Steepling
Fig. 21
Fig. 22
33
Hand-Holding Behind the Back
Fig. 23
34
Dont confuse handholding behind back with wrist
or arm holding!
Fig. 24
Fig. 25
35
Thumb Presentation
Fig. 26
36
Fingers Hand To Face, Head, Neck
37
Finger(s) to Mouth
Fig. 27
38
Hand to Chin Cheek Indifference/Boredom Gesture
Fig. 28
39
Gesture of Interest
Fig. 30
40
Forming a Decision Gesture
Fig. 31
41
Deceit Gestures Hand to Mouth, Ear, or Eye Hear
no evil, speak no evil, see no evil . . .
42
The Mouth Guard Gesture
Fig. 32
43
The Nose Touch Gesture
Fig. 33
44
The Eye Rub
Fig. 34
45
The Ear Rub
Fig. 35
46
Hand to Neck Back Neck Rub
Fig. 36
47
Hands Behind Head
Fig. 37
48
Language of the Arms
49
Folded Arms
Fig. 38
50
Folded Arms With Clenched Fists
Fig. 39
51
Arm Gripping
Fig. 40
52
Single Arm Cross
Fig. 41
53
Sophisticated Arm Cross Barriers
Fig. 42
54
Language of the Legs and Feet
55
Crossing at the Knee
Fig. 43
56
Ankle on Knee
Fig. 44
57
Leg Lock Position
Fig. 45
58
Ankle to Ankle Leg Cross
Fig. 46
59
Foot Tapping or Wagging
Fig. 47
60
Language of the Hair, Head, and Face
61
Hair Stroking and Head Tossing
Fig. 48
62
Hair Twisting
Fig. 49
63
Head Tilt
Fig. 50
64
Backward Head Tilt
Fig. 51
65
Lifted Eyebrow
Fig. 52
66
Raised Eyebrows
Fig. 53
67
Wide-Eyes
Fig. 54
68
Nose Flare
Fig. 55
69
Skewed Mouth
Fig. 56
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