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Chrm Message From: rajeshroy Total Posts: 55 Join Date: 29/01/2007
Rank: Manager Post Date: 15/10/2007 00:00:35 Points: 275 Location: United States

Dear Professionals,

Here are some inputs on body language that I thought would be of great help to all our members in their day-to-day life, personally and professionally.

What you say is important, but, What you do is very very important. It has been researched that your body does not lie. Most commonly used body gestures and their meaning. I believe they would be of help to you.

Arms crossed over chest - Defensiveness or anxiety
Swinging arm - Want to walk away from a situation
Eye blinking - Fast blinking signals stress
Downward gaze - Feeling defeated
Taking notes - Shows interest or involvement
Hand over mouth - Can mean boredom
Arms behind head and leaning back - Looking for power or control
Unbuttoning coat - Openness
Buttoning coat - Feels trapped and wants to leave
Standing with hands behind back - Confidence
Clearing throat - Nervousness
Rubbing back of neck - Defensiveness
Hands flat on table - Ready to agree
Stroking chin - Evaluating or thinking
Foot tapping - Impatience
Rubbing the eye - Doubt or disbelief
Rubbing hands - Anticipation
Tilted head - Interest
Pulling / tugging ear - Indecision

So next time you are communicating be aware of your and the other persons body language and understand what it means.

Anyone else to add on to this list ?


Chrm Message From: Colin Max Total Posts: 12 Join Date: 29/01/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 15/10/2007 00:01:37 Points: 60 Location: United States

Dear Friend,

I guess these ARE PROBABLE SITUATIONS and not necessarily bang on target conclusion.

Also the country / cultural context must be taken note of.

So don't jump to conclusion but must be seen as probable situation.

Colin Max

Chrm Message From: spacecraft Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 29/01/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 17/01/2009 01:42:52 Points: 5 Location: United States


Very interesting with positive thoughts.




Chrm Message From: Laals Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 29/01/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 05/11/2009 04:44:26 Points: 10 Location: United States


I am new to this site. Found the below  imformative  Body language indicators.

Knowing these help mask BL in situations. Also it is pointed correctly that country specifics can be different. Nevertheless even keeping these few things in mind can help better communications and our behaviour.




Chrm Message From: pooja.senapaty Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 29/01/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 07/12/2009 05:11:21 Points: 10 Location: United States
yes,i think body language speak a express a lot moral value of human being.
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