25 Examples of Body Language

Share This- Published November 8, 2007 - 87 Comments They say a picture paints a thousand words ± and the same can certainly be said for gestures. We all subconsciously give away hints as to our true feelings, through our movements and gestures. This is a list of 25 examples of body language. Gestures 1 ± 5

Gesture: Brisk, erect walk Meaning: Confidence Gesture: Standing with hands on hips Meaning: Readiness, aggression Gesture: Sitting with legs crossed, foot kicking slightly Meaning: Boredom Gesture: Sitting, legs apart Meaning: Open, relaxed Gesture: Arms crossed on chest Meaning: Defensiveness Gestures 6 ± 10

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openness. superiority Gesture: Open palm Meaning: Sincerity. innocence Gestures 16 ± 20 . legs crossed Meaning: Confidence. eyes downcast Meaning: Boredom Gesture: Rubbing hands Meaning: Anticipation Gesture: Sitting with hands clasped behind head.Gesture: Locked ankles Meaning: Apprehension Gesture: Head resting in hand.

eyes closed Meaning: Negative evaluation Gesture: Tapping or drumming fingers Meaning: Impatience Gesture: Steepling fingers Meaning: Authoritative Gesture: Patting/fondling hair Meaning: Lack of self-confidence.Gesture: Pinching bridge of nose. insecurity Gesture: Quickly tilted head Meaning: Interest Gestures 21 ± 25 .

Gesture: Stroking chin Meaning: Trying to make a decision Gesture: Looking down. face turned away Meaning: Disbelief Gesture: Biting nails Meaning: Insecurity. nervousness Gesture: Pulling or tugging at ear Meaning: Indecision Gesture: Prolonged tilted head Meaning: Boredom .