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Transcript of BODY LANGUAGE

The beginnings of research into body language began only in the mid 60s

Broad audience interested in the body language after publication in 1970 of Julius Fast's book on body language

Charlie Chaplin and many other actors of the silent cinema was pioneered in the conscious use of non-verbal communication.

Beginning of this study
How to read others' thoughts by their gestures?
Shrug as a universal gesture signifying not understand the caller's speech
This gesture is made up of three elements :
Showing the interior of the palm,lift arms and raise eyebrows
Cultural interpretation of well-known signs:
All correct!
It is commonly understood in English-speaking countries, quickly came into common use in other countries in Europe and Asia.
In some places has a different source and meaning:
For example:

In France means zero, in Japan it means money and in some Mediterranean countries symbolizes the hole and is often used to denote homosexual men.
No worries
In Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand thumb lifted upwards has three meanings:

jets used by hitchhikers
means that everything is ok
when the thumb is rigidly erect it becomes offensive gesture meaning " Up yours"
In some countries, such as Greece, the main significance of this is "get stuffed".
Sign "V"
This sign is popular in Great Britain, New Zealand and the UK and means " Up yours"
Winston Churchill popularized it during the Second World War, but in his version of the palm is facing outward and means
"the victory".
American anthropologist
Edward Hall
was one of the pioneers of research into human need their own space.
Territories and areas
Every man sets out zone. Someone treats as its own territory. It consists of: the area around his house, the interior of the car, bedroom, favorite room.
Hands and arms ' gestures
Blurring hand
Grasping hands, arms and wrists
ONE RULE: the higher a person's hand rises along the back, the greater becomes its anger
Hands at face
Applying hands to face is a basic gesture indicating a lie.
Four zones:
only for people close and important for us
zone for spouses , children, parents, friends, siblings
zone which is open for physical contact
The distance during parties, meetings and social functions.
It is a distance for unknown people like postman, plumber who is repairing something in our house or new colleague
A safe distance when we are in a crowd
Rural and urban areas
Welcome two men from the city
Welcome two men from rural village
Welcome two men from sparsely populated area
Hands' gestures
Openness and honesty
Conected with honest people, submission ,without agression, characterised for beggars.
Symbolizes the command , characterised for dominant people.
Agressive hand position , which forces the listener into submission
indicates positive expectations
the speed with which a person blurs hands, signaling for whom she expects to benefit-for yourself or for you
Rubbing your fingers
Rubbing thumb and fingertips or thumb and index finger is usually used as a gesture for money
At first glance it looks like a gesture of trust, However, it is a gesture of frustration and refrains from showing their emotions.
Clamping a hand
Built tower
This gesture very often use haughty, self confident people with high self-esteem.
Often used in the superior-subordinate relationship
Item usually taken when applying it delivers its opinions or the ideas

Lowered tower
often use by women
usually used when applying rather listen than talking
Hand covers his mouth, thumb presses the jaw
The brain subconsciously told them to refrain uttered a false words
many people have tried to hide this gesture pretending to be violent coughing
if in the course of his speech, someone covers his mouth could mean that he is lying,
It can be gently rubbing the skin right under your nose, or quick, almost imperceptible touch
When a negative thought come to the mind, the subconscious makes hands cover your mouth. But at the last moment-to avoid such behavior, the hand is pushed away from the face and as a result there is only a quick touch of the nose

Men usually rub their eyes vigorously, and if a lie is big, look somewhere next, usually on the floor.
Gesture signifying:
doubt or uncertainty
Speaking untruth causes tingling in the delicate tissues of the face, neck, so that liars are forced to scratching or rubbing these parts of the body .
When the listener begins to support the head is a signal that feels boredom

symbol of the assessment is close hand on his cheek, often with outstretched index finger up
When the index finger is pointing vertically upwards along the cheek and the thumb supports the chin, the listener expresses negative or critical assessment of the speaker or what he says.
Barriers of arms
Crossing hands
Universal gesture indicating a defensive or negative(In particular, when we add the clenched fists)

We can see it among strangers in a public meeting, in the elevator, wherever we feel threatened.
Hands gripping the arms
Characteristic for this gesture is grasping the upper part of the arms very strong
Means a negative assessment
Dominant attitude
In conjunction with crossing arms means withdrawal
This pose shows focus on competition or fight
Attitude can be further strengthened by placing both hands on the legs
Blocking your feet
Used only by women
When a woman feels uncomfortable, withdraw
Three basic positions of the head
Lifted head:
Person has a neutral attitude to what he hears
Head tilted to one side:
Sign of interest

Head slightly lowered:
Listener, which is very negative
Flirtatious gestures and signals
Men's flirtatious gestures:
correct a tie
putting your thumbs in his belt
Women's coquettish gestures:
touching their hair
put one or two hands on hips
extend an intimate look
rejecting head back
exposing the wrists
exposed and spaced legs
swaying hips
slightly open mouth, moist lips
Allan Pease, Mowa ciała
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