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Daniela Leccese

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Body language
What is body language?
Physical expression
Introduced by Edward T. Hall in 1966
Discloses information about the type of relationship between the people involved.
Intimate space
From touching to about 46 cm apart.

Lovers, children, close family members and friends.
Indicates a closer relationship.
Personal space
Around 46 cm from the person and ending about 122 cm away.
Family members or close friends.
Conversations with friends, chat with associates, and in group discussions.
From 1.2 m to 2.4 m
Social space
Strangers, and new acquaintances.
Public space
More than 2.4 m away
Speeches or lectures and is the distance we are from the people in the street
Public speaking situations.

1. What is body language?
2. Phisical expression.
3. Proxemix.
4. Conclusion.
Expressing emotion and its physical expression are an integral part of social interaction.
Emotions can be expressed through different modalities

Through static posture
Thrugh specific gestures
Through movement
There are many ways to learn to interpret body language but it must be understood that these are frequently specific to a culture.
The process of communicating non-verbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements.
The importance of body language
Hands/ arms
* Crossed arms can mean many things on a person
*closed to influences around them
*uncomfortable with their looks
*when paired with their feet at shoulder width apart or more it shows confidence and a sense of authority
*Arms behind the neck indicates they are laid back and open in the conversation they are in.
*Hands on hips usually means they are waiting, tired or impatient.
*Clenched hands display nervousness or anger.
*When people rub their hands together or rub their arms with their hands it can represent that the person is uncomfortable and is trying to comfort themselves.
* Looking to the side means a person is uncomfortable, not focused or lying.
-However looking away from a speaker in a large group shows you are intimidated by the person
* Looking at the floor makes you look shy.
* Dilated Eyes could mean two things, they have had a substance like alcohol/drugs, or they are interested in the conversation.

* Like in the Friends video, tilting your head
indicates sympathy.
* A lowered head represents that a person
is sad or guilty.
* When a persons head is cocked it usually
means they are confused or challenging.
* When someone holds their head up high it
shows confidence.

head position
Example of how this man enters the intimate space of others
This man bother other people entering their "personal bubble"
Differences of body language in the world
Europe: Three

Catholic Countries: A Blessing
Mediterranean: Your wife is being unfaithful.

South America: Protection against bad luck.

USA: Rock and Roll
Europe: Two

New Zealand: One

USA: Waiter

Japan: An Insult
Europe and North America: OK

Tunisia, France, Belgium: Zero

Japan: Money
Bali: Bad

Japan: Woman

South America: Thin

France: You can't
fool me!
Exposed by Daniela Leccese and Maria Barbosa
Body language is universal. Everyone has body language; one is born with it. It is expressed differently from culture to culture
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