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Body Language 2

Body Language 2






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    Body Language 2 Body Language 2 Presentation Transcript

    • What is Body Language?
      • Body Language is the communication of personal feelings, emotions , attitudes, thoughts through body movements -gestures, postures , facial expressions, walking styles, positions & distance - either consciously or involuntarily i.e. its not only your tongue you communicate with but also you speak with your body movements & gestures.
    • The Main Aspects of Body Language
      • Gestures: A gesture is the verbal or non-verbal body movement used to express or emphasize an idea , an emotion or a state of mind.
      • Body Movements: This includes the head, eyes, eyebrows , lips , neck , shoulders, fingers and so on. One can distinguish four main kinds of gesticulation: Emblem, illustrators, regular and self-touching.
      • Behaviour : This refers quite simply , to everything we do which is overt or observable. It is important because it is observable to others.
      • Emotions : Refers to states such as happiness, depression & anxiety & milder moods such as feeling of pleasure & displeasure , degrees of excitement or drowsiness etc. A ‘Emotional cue’ is a facial expression, body movement or tone of voice indicative of emotion.
    • THE FACE
      • The face is the most significant and the most photographed- part of human body . The flashes of facial signals are generally spontaneous reactions which a person finds difficult to hide.
    • General Characteristics
      • Expressions: Facial expressions are highly flexible & changeable. The face can encode a variety of communicative & informative messages.
      • Raise of eyebrows express astonishment.
      • We frown in displeasure or confusion.
      • Envy or disbelief may be displayed by a raised eyebrow.
      • Emotions: The face is the most reliable indicator of a wide range of emotions : Joy & happiness , fear , annoyance, surprise, anger, sadness etc.
      • When we are shocked we open our mouth.
      • Blushing is another facial phenomenon that expresses emotion. A shy person becomes red in face when attention is focussed on him.
      • Laughter: Laughter is composed of a broad range of gesture & sounds.
      • ‘ Ha-Ha’ is a genuine laughter.
      • ‘ He-He’ is a mocking laughter.
      • ‘ Hee-Hee’ suggests a secret giggle.
      • ‘ Ho-Ho’ communicates surprise
      • Smiling: smiling & frowning are two major facial expressions.
      • A genuine smile means ‘I appreciate you’; ‘I accept your ideas’.
      • A frown means ‘I find you puzzling’.
    • Head Gestures
      • The Head Nod : A nod depicts a positive signal & a ‘head- shake’ signifies ‘no’ or a negative gesture.
      • Head nods show continuing attention , it also depicts what is happening to us emotionally. Heads tilt is a signal of interest.
      • Eyebrows:
      • People lower or knit their eyebrows when they show disagreement or displeasure.
      • Frown when in displeasure.
      • Mouth :
      • When ‘raised’ , the mouth communicates positive feelings , happiness , optimism.
      • If kept ‘straight’ to conceal emotion.
      • ‘ Turned down’ to express sadness, confusion , dissatisfaction.
      • The Lips: When one does not utter a word lips can be eloquent because silent lips express a wide range of emotions from smile to frown.
      • Throat: when the Adam’s applejump unconsciously signals anxiety, embarrassment or stress.
    • The Eyes
      • The eyes can be steely, knowing, mocking, piercing, shifty. They can level a burning glance, or a cold glance or a hurt glance or again can be wise , knowing , inviting , scary , disinterested and so on.
      • Pupils dilate when a person is interested.
      • We gaze in order to perceive the expressions of others.
      • We look straight in the eye to get attention.
      • Ways of Looking:
      • Side long glance is referred to as stolen look.
      • Blank stare depicts boredom.
      • Sparkling eyes are an attribute of those who have ‘magnetic personalities’.
      • Glasses:
      • Peering over glass depicts being judgmental or critical.
      • Dark glasses are worn by those who conceal their genuine feelings.
      • The Human hand is a restless organ
      • Limp hands show boredom.
      • Nervous or jittery person shows restless hands.
      • Clenched hands often shows frustration.
      • Clapping of hands shows applause.
      • When the arms are crossed they form a ‘barrier’ to an impending threat.
      • Arms folded with finger tucked in armpits & thumbs sticking out: this is when subordinate faces his superior whom he considers equal.
      • Arms behind the back is resorted by those who is experiencing an inner conflict.
      • Neck stroking signals suspicion.
      • Putting objects in mouth is when they are busy with something.
      • Pinching the bridges of nose indicates a person in deep thought.
      • Nose rub is a sign of rejection.
      • Chin stroking is when people are in deep reflection.
      • Slapping the head signifies self punishment.
      • Hands behind the head is used by professionals who are confident & dominant.
    • Styles Of Handshake
      • Palm down thrust : signifies dominance or aggression.
      • Palm up position shows submission by the giver.
      • Glove Handshake: ‘Politician Handshake’, this is with people one is familiar with.
    • THE LEGS
      • Crossed legs signify negativity.
      • The foot lock is especially among shy & timid women.
      • The ankle lock signifies ‘holding back’ of strong feelings , attitudes & emotions.
      • Sitting on edge of chair indicates compromise, accept or agree or conclude.
      • Rocking or swinging in chair indicates a person is in full control of situation.
    • Walking Gestures
      • Arms swinging.
      • Hands in pockets.
      • Hands on hips.
      • Meditative walk.
      • Confidence walk.
      • Leadership walk.
      • Pacing.
      • Swagger.
    • When _____ people enter an elevator, they each...
      • 1.One or two
      • ...lean against the walls of the elevator.
      • 2. Three or four
      • ...occupy a corner.
      • 3.five or six
      • ...all turn to face the door. 
      • ...get taller and thinner. 
      • ...hands and purses and briefcases hang
      • down in front of the body, or "fig leaf position." 
      • ...must not touch each other in any way unless the elevator is crowded, and then only at the shoulder or lightly against the upper arm. 
      • ...have a tendency to look upward at the illuminated floor indicator. 
      Thank You!!