Dating tips for gamers
Slouching is not only bad for your physical body – creating aches and pains in the back, headaches and strained muscles in the neck – it is also bad for your image.
I’ve always enjoyed learning what made people tick but since I began studying anthropology, my interest has favored more towards body language and other means of social interaction. What’s more is that most people do not even know what it is that they are communicating; let alone how to interpret nonverbal cues from other people.Crossing your arms or legs is seen as a way of protecting the self or of hiding information, while keeping your hands in your pockets is like screaming “You won’t believe the secret that I have!” Having both hands placed in front of you, on a table for example, shows that you have nothing to hide and patting gestures are, as suspected, construed as sympathetic.Politicians even undergo training in controlling their hands so as not having conflicting verbal and nonverbal communication (that doesn’t mean politicians are honest, it just helps make them better at concealing when their lying).Palms up, once again communicates an open mind or peacemaker. Much like palms down, still has negative connotations including the typical “Talk to the hand”.Pointing or poking your finger at someone is always a signal of disapproval or hostility.
Fists tend to have similar implications (unless in a joking manner of course, but that is contextual) and are also used to communicate power and intimidation.
A good way of avoiding this is simply to step out of reach – you will no longer be feeding his or her ego by allowing the gesture.
We’ve all met those people that talk with their hands, sometimes in excess.
Why do we sometimes feel as though we’re floundering in a society that we do not understand – with all of these miscommunications and misinterpretations?
It is questions like these that I set out to answer.
The angle of your head says a lot about your confidence and your interest in any particular conversation.