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is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.
Understanding body language
The technique of "reading" people is used frequently.
For example, the idea of mirroring body language to put people at ease is commonly used in interviews. Mirroring the body language of someone else indicates that they are understood universal
Physical expressions like waving, pointing, touching and slouching are all forms of nonverbal communication. The study of body movement and expression is known as kinesics. Humans move their bodies when communicating because, as research has shown , it helps "ease the mental effort when communication is difficult."
Body language and space
Research has revealed that there are four different zones of interpersonal space :
1) I ntimate distance (from touching to 46 cm) for lovers, children, as w e ll as close family members and friends, and also pet animals.
2) Personal distance (from 46 cm to 122 cm) for conversations with friends, chat ting with associates.
3) S ocial distance (from 1,2 m to 2,4 m) for strangers, and new acquaintances .
4) P ublic distance (more than 2,4 m) for speeches, lectures, and theater , larger audiences