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Hands And Fingers

Hands And Fingers

  • Good speakers use their hands to enthrall an audience; hiding hands is a suspicious activity so don’t do that (withdrawn, sneaky, and deceptive).
  • Decreases in touch signify relationship problems.
  • Don’t finger point, no one likes it, and it distracts attention from your message.
  • Thumbs in pocket with fingers out = unsure of yourself (low status or confidence typically with men).
  • Nail-biting signals nervousness or insecurity.
  • Thumbs up signifies goodneess!

peter f. drucker

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."

PETER F. DRUCKER

Body Language Of Feet And Legs!

Body Language Of Feet And Legs!

  • We often cross our legs when we’re confident and comfortable with someone or a situation (no real threat around). 
  • We also tilt our legs towards the person we favor in courtship. Also, women dangling shoes with their toes is a sign of comfort, and so are footsies. Limited foot touching is bad.
  • When we don’t want to see or be around someone, we’ll often shift our feet to turn away as a sign of being displeased or wanting to disengage. This behaviour is automatic.
  • A knee clasp and a forward leaning torso indicate that someone is ready to leave a situation.

Know The Body Language Of The Upper Body

Know The Body Language Of The Upper Body

  • Leaning away or turning slightly is an unconscious reaction to discomfort.
  • Your central (front side) leans into the thing it likes and away from what it dislikes.
  • Protecting your torso is a signal of discomfort.
  • Digestion is disrupted when you are uncomfortable.
  • Bowing slightly is a sign of humility, often cultural and for the elderly.

Learn What People Say With Their Arms!

Learn What People Say With Their Arms!

  • People restrict arm movements when lying! It’s indicative of self-restraint and caution, not necessarily deception.
  • Behind the back: superiority and don’t come close to me.
  • Arms can be blockers, “keeping someone at arm’s length” has real meaning.
  • Arms can be used to mark territory.
  • Dominant people splay or arms.
  • Hooding: hands interlocked behind head: confident and dominant.
  • Wealth is often shown on arms, or muscles, or tattoos, or smooth vs tanned elbows – observe arms to learn about people.

Pacifying behaviors: Know someone's state without talking!

Pacifying behaviors: Know someone's state without talking!

If you see someone with a pacifying behavior when you speak about something, just note that the person is in a stressful state and change your approach to being with them.

  • We use pacifying behaviors to calm ourselves. Chewing gum, touching our necks, and touching our beards may help us calm down if we feel uncomfortable.
  • A few behaviors that indicate stress – whistling, talking to ourselves, excessive yawning, leg clenching, sliding your hands down your knee.

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