Body Language:
How to Read Others Thoughts by Their Gestures
Polina Rakhmanova, Ph-52
Outline
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Some statistics
Main gestures and their meaning
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Palm, hand and arm gestures
Hand to face gestures
Arm and leg barricades
Look
Summary
Sources of Information
"You are what you gesture"
Some statistics
38%
55%
Verbal
Vocal
Non-verbal
5%
*Source: "You are what you gesture" - Victor Paul Borg
Palm, hand and arm gestures
multiplexed information
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Open palm facing
upwards or away from
the body
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Palm turns towards the
body or faces
downwards
Palm, hand and arm gestures
superior gestures
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Palm faces the floor
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Pointing fore-finger
Palm, hand and arm gestures
superior gestures
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Both hands together
behind his head
Thumb displays
Palm, hand and arm gestures
handshakes
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The palm-up or palm-down positions
Both palms remain in a vertical position
Palm, hand and arm gestures
handshakes
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“Tough man's”
handshake
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The politicians'
handshake
Hand to face gestures
to block what another person is saying
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The boredom gesture
But don't confuse with
the interested
evaluation gesture!
Hand to face gestures
to block what another person is saying
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Critical evaluation gesture
Arm and leg barricades
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To shield our body in hostile situations
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To be unsure of ourselves
Look
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Either interested in each other
Non-verbal challenge
Summary
To learn to decode gestures, the key is
to watch yourself first, to spot the link
between your gestures and your
thoughts.
Sources of Information
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http://www.psyberia.ru/psyhodiary/polit01
http:// www.studyenglishtoday.net/lesson7.html
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Body Language:
How to Read Others Thoughts by Their Gestures
Polina Rakhmanova, Ph-52
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