9 - Body Language: Head Movement

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Head movement The head can send a wide range of signals

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9 - Body Language: Head Movement

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  3. 3. Non verbal communication 3 Facial Expression Non-verbal Communication Ways of talking Sounds Posture Gesture Head movement Space Body contact Appearance Hands Movement Eye movement
  4. 4. Head movement  The head can send a wide range of signals just on movement of the head as affected by the neck muscles.
  5. 5. Various head movement  The various head movements are :  Lowering  Raising  Tilting  Oscillating (nodding and shaking)  Pointer  Rotating  Touching
  6. 6. Lowering A lowered head covers the neck with the chin and hence can be a defensive posture that can occur as a result of any perceived threat (not just physical threat).
  7. 7. Tilting Tilting the head sideways can be a sign of interest, which may be in what is said or happening? It can similarly indicate curiosity, uncertainty or query, particularly if the head is pushed forward, as if the person was trying to look at the subject in a different way in the hope of seeing something new. It can be flirting signal also.
  8. 8. Raising When the head is low, raising it may be a sign of interest as the person moved to looking at the point of interest. This is typically accompanied by other expressions of interest.
  9. 9. Raising When the head is low, raising it may be a sign of interest as the person moved to looking at the point of interest. From a level position, a quick flick upwards can be a sign of query ('What do you mean?').
  10. 10. Head nod Nodding can represent lot of things , however here he is nodding to the music.
  11. 11. Negative nod View full presentation at www.vansight.net

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