Smoking Gestures Smoke up : Confident, Superior & Positive
Smoking Gestures Smoke down : Negative, Secretive & Suspicious
Dominance and superiority are evident here. Both hands – on – head exhibit a superior’ know - it - all’ attitude and feet – on – desk shows a territorial claim to it. To further highlight his status he has a high status, leaning back chair with wheels and a telephone with a lock on it. He is sitting in a competitive position.
This gesture can be summed up in one word – negative. The folder has been used as a barrier and the arms and legs are folded due to nervousness or defensiveness. His coat is buttoned and his sunglasses hide his eye signals. Much of his face is hidden by his beard. 90% of people will opine that this man will never get to the first base with another person.
The man on the left has kept his thumbs – in – belt attitude, foot forward position and has turned his body slightly towards the woman, making it a complete courtship display. His body has become even more erect. The woman is responding to this courtship with a display showing interest. She has uncrossed her arms, turned her body towards him and is pointing one foot at him. Her courtship gestures include hair touching, exposed wrist, exposed cleavage and positive facial expressions. The man on the right is using an aggressive posture to show his displeasure. In short the man on the left has won the woman’s attentions while the man on the right should look else where for a partner.