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Body Language

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Fannie Barrette

on 30 September 2013

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By Fannie Barrette, Sarah Belzile and Debbie Losier
Who are we?
Natural or Nurtured
Body Language
Body Language
The conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated
- The Oxford English Dictionary (revised 2005) definition
Language definition
Non verbal communication
History
Darwin

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Questionnaire

Conclusion…
Statistics
55%
Body posture
Also known as "non-verbal communication"
Emotional states

Personality traits

Interpersonal relations

Social standing
So, what is it all about?
Concepts and researches

Nature & Nurture

Body posture, movements, face expressions...

Personality and interpersonal relationships

Colors and cultural differences
Verbal message
Posture
Other non verbal signs
Cultural and social norms
Attitudes
Communicate

Verbal or non-verbal

Humans
Definition

Component

Influences
38%
7%
VS
VS
Similarity
Body posture
Self Validation Theory
Hunched position
Relaxed "confident" position
Embodied Emotion Theory
Movements of the body
Hands
Clenching fists

Hiding his face with hands

Palm resting against your forehead

Rubbing hands

Moving
Way of walking
Part of body language

Tenacity

Reserved

Precipitation

Hesitation

Leader
Others interesting movements
More adept

Dominance

Imitate

Eyes

Gesture
VS
Interpersonal relationships
Facial cues
Touch
Amplifier
Use it with the right person...

... at the right moment

... and in the right place!
Disappointment
Pride
Concept of Similarity

Women vs Men

Better understanding for people we know

What else
What we tought you
Canadian culture

Not all around the world

Eye contact
Countries vs gestures
China

United States

Africa

Western civilizations
Countries and gestures
Grece

Italia

England

France
Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
intimacy
personal
meaningful
affectionate
make a move
create a bond
Direct and guide
to greet
to tease playfully
get attention
to comfort
Otherwise...
Colors
Founder of human Ethology Field
Plato - Aristotle
Blue
___
- loyalty and trust
- shows creativity
and intelligence
- most popular color

Red
___
- associated with stop
or "beware
-both +\-associations

Black
____
- elegance and simplicity
- evil, death, fear
- powerful emotion of
passion, energy, love
Purple
-royalty, nobility,
prestige
- mystery, magic,
spirituality
____
Yellow
____
- brightest color
- youth, fun, happiness
- Sickness - Sadness
- mystery
danger / love
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