Body Language
DESINGED BY Sunil Kumar
Research Scholar/ Food Production Faculty
Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management,...
Territory
Intimate
Touching
6-18”

Personal
Close -1½ to 2½
feet
Far - 2½ to 4 ½
feet

Social
Close 4-7 feet
Far - 7-12 fe...
Different
Cultures ...
A crowded
culture

What is your
private
space?
When you invade my
space
Reactions to an
invasion of your
space
Feel troubled
Get defensive
Become
aggressive
Retaliate
Masks We Wear
Public Masks
Public smile
Clothing
Putting on my face

Extended territory
On the road
At work

Can we drop m...
Jockeying for
position
Inclusive - Non-inclusive
How you include/exclude others in a
group

Parallel body positions
Will p...
Looking
How long do you look?
Staring- dehumanizes or challenges
Glances - socially acceptable timing
Appraisal- may indic...
Actions Speak Louder than Words?
‘What often happens in any relationship is that
language itself becomes a mask and a mean...
Misinterpretation =
Trouble??
Lost business
Lack of animation = lack
of interest?
US tendency to get right
to business
Troubles
Conflict with
peers

• Different work styles

• Wrong assumptions
Trouble….
Misinterpretation
of signals
Can be BIG
trouble
Legal trouble
Do you know how
to act or are you
confused?
Do you know what you are
saying?
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Body language

  1. 1. Body Language DESINGED BY Sunil Kumar Research Scholar/ Food Production Faculty Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY, ROHTAK Haryana- 124001 INDIA Ph. No. 09996000499 email: skihm86@yahoo.com , balhara86@gmail.com linkedin:- in.linkedin.com/in/ihmsunilkumar facebook: www.facebook.com/ihmsunilkumar webpage: chefsunilkumar.tripod.com
  2. 2. Territory Intimate Touching 6-18” Personal Close -1½ to 2½ feet Far - 2½ to 4 ½ feet Social Close 4-7 feet Far - 7-12 feet Public Close - 12-25 feet Far - 25 feet or greater
  3. 3. Different Cultures ... A crowded culture What is your private space?
  4. 4. When you invade my space Reactions to an invasion of your space Feel troubled Get defensive Become aggressive Retaliate
  5. 5. Masks We Wear Public Masks Public smile Clothing Putting on my face Extended territory On the road At work Can we drop masks?
  6. 6. Jockeying for position Inclusive - Non-inclusive How you include/exclude others in a group Parallel body positions Will position yourselves to relate to each other Side by side are neutral Facing means people are involved Congruence-incongruence Groups that imitate each other
  7. 7. Looking How long do you look? Staring- dehumanizes or challenges Glances - socially acceptable timing Appraisal- may indicate interest Do you look when you talk? Do you look when you listen?
  8. 8. Actions Speak Louder than Words? ‘What often happens in any relationship is that language itself becomes a mask and a means of clouding and confusing the relationship. If the spoken language is stripped away and the only communication left is body language, the truth will find some way of poling through. Spoken language itself is a great obscurer” Body Language, Julius Fast, MJF books, 1970. Language
  9. 9. Misinterpretation = Trouble?? Lost business Lack of animation = lack of interest? US tendency to get right to business
  10. 10. Troubles Conflict with peers • Different work styles • Wrong assumptions
  11. 11. Trouble…. Misinterpretation of signals Can be BIG trouble Legal trouble Do you know how to act or are you confused?
  12. 12. Do you know what you are saying?

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