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Body language

Aug 06, 2015



  1. 1. Body Language
  2. 2. TerritoryIntimate Social Touching Close 4-7 feet 6-18Far - 7-12 feetPersonal Public Close -1 to 2Close - 12-25 feet feet Far - 2 to 4 Far - 25 feet or feet greater
  3. 3. Different Cultures ...A crowdedcultureWhat is yourprivatespace?
  4. 4. When you invade my spaceReactions to aninvasion of yourspace Feel troubled Get defensive Become aggressive Retaliate
  5. 5. Masks We Wear Public MasksPublic smileClothingPutting on my face Extended territoryOn the roadAt work Can we drop masks?
  6. 6. Jockeying forpositionInclusive - Non-inclusive How you include/exclude others in a groupParallel body positions Will position yourselves to relate to each other Side by side are neutral Facing means people are involvedCongruence-incongruence Groups that imitate each other
  7. 7. LookingHow long do you look? Staring- dehumanizes or challenges Glances - socially acceptable timing Appraisal- may indicate interestDo 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 thespoken language is stripped away and the onlycommunication left is body language, the truthwill find some way of poling through. Spokenlanguage itself is a great obscurerBody Language, Julius Fast, MJF books, 1970. Language
  9. 9. Misinterpretation = Trouble?? Lost businessLack of animation = lackof interest?US tendency to get rightto business
  10. 10. TroublesConflict withpeers Different work styles Wrong assumptions
  11. 11. Trouble.Misinterpretationof signals Can be BIG trouble Legal trouble Do you know how to act or are you confused?
  12. 12. Do you know what you aresaying?