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Body language

Jul 15, 2015




BODY LANGUAGESubmitted by:Arijit GoswamiECE-1, UE 105016SignificanceWhat do MRI scans sayUniversal gesturesThree rules for accurate readingIts all in your handsSmile all the wayArm signalsHand gesturesLying gesturesMind your legsConclusionContentsBy a man's fingernails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots,by his trouser-knees, by the calluses of his forefinger andthumb, by his expression, by his shirt-cuffs, by his movements- by each of these things a man's calling is plainlyrevealed. That all united should fail to enlighten the competentenquirer in any case is almost inconceivable.

SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1892The ability to read a person's attitudes and thoughts by their behaviour was the original communication system used by humans before spoken language evolved.Most researchers now agree that words are used primarily for conveying information, while body language is used for negotiating interpersonal attitudes and in some cases is used as a substitute for verbal messages. Body language is an outward reflection of a person's emotional condition. Each gesture or movement can be a valuable key to an emotion a person may be feeling at the time.SignificanceMost women have the brain organisation to out-communicate any man on the planet.Magnetic Resonance Imaging brain scans (MRI) clearly show why women have far greater capacity for communicating with and evaluating people than men do. Women have between fourteen and sixteen areas of the brain to evaluate others behaviour versus a man's four to six areas.What do MRI scans say?The Shoulder Shrug is also a good example of a universal gesture that is used to show that a person doesn't know or doesn't understand that you are saying. It's a multiple gesture that has three main parts: exposed palms to show nothing is being concealed in the hands, hunched shoulders to protect the throat from attack and raised brow which is a universal, submissive greeting.

Just as verbal language differs from culture to culture, so some body language signals can also differ.Universal Gestures

Look for clusters: Like any spoken language, body language has words, sentences and punctuation. Each gesture is like a single word and one word may have several different meanings.Look for Congruence: Research shows that non-verbal signals carry about five times as much impact as the verbal channel and that, when the two are incongruent people - especially women - rely on the nonverbal message and disregard the verbal content.Read Gestures in Context: All gestures should be considered in the context in which they occur.Three Rules for Accurate Reading

Hillary Clinton uses this cluster when she's not convincedDetecting openness: When people want to be open or honest, they will often hold one or both palms out to the other person

Its all in your hands!!

Non threatening

Pointing finger evokes negative feelingsPointing finger: Do it or else

Palm power

Authority A natural smile produces characteristic wrinkles around the eyes insincere people smile only with their mouth.

Recent research with our closest primate cousins, the chimpanzees, has shown that smiling serves an even deeper, more primitive purpose. To show they're aggressive, apes bare their lower fangs, warning that they can bite. Humans do exactly the same thing when they become aggressive by dropping or thrusting forward the lower lip because its main function is as a sheath to conceal the lower teeth.Smile all the way!!

False smiles pull back only the mouth, real smiles pullback both the mouth and eyesArm signals

Crossed-Arms-on-Chest:he's not coming out andyou're not coming inFacing distressing or tense circumstances.The BrokenZipper Position: InsecurityThe arm barrier says 'no'She's now open to your ideasHand gesture

Rubbing palms: ExpectationCan we make money out of it?ConfidentClenched fists: FrustrationSuperiorityLying Gestures

Covering the mouthItching noseThe eye rubThe ear grabNeck scratchThe collar pullOpen legs show male confidence.

dosed legs show male reticence.

Asking positive questions about their feelings can often get others to unlock their ankles.Mind your legs!

1. Uncertain about each other2. Openness and acceptanceWhen you look quickly at this image, you'll see an elephant. It's only when you examine it closely that you see that things are not what they appear to be. When most people look at others they see the person, but they miss revealing details that are obvious when pointed out. And so it is with body language.Conclusions

The Definitive Book of BODY LANGUAGE by Allan & Barbara PeaseReferencesThank you !!

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